Thursday, 02 August 2018

Postgraduate student bags Abe Bailey Travel Bursary

VICTOR: Anele Gebenga, An MTech student in Business Administration, is this year’s Abe Bailey Travel Bursary Award winner at CPUT. VICTOR: Anele Gebenga, An MTech student in Business Administration, is this year’s Abe Bailey Travel Bursary Award winner at CPUT.

Anele Gebenga, An MTech student in Business Administration, has walked away with this year’s Abe Bailey Travel Bursary Award following a rigorous selection process.

His political leadership in the South African Students Congress and the role he played in providing educational support to Lentegeur High School learners in Mitchells Plain earned him the prestigious award.

“You have been selected for your exceptional leadership qualities and community service and we congratulate you on this outstanding achievement. This prestigious award has been made to over 800 South African students of outstanding calibre since 1951,” reads the letter sent to him by the Abe Bailey Trust.

Anele says he wants to use his experience as motivation to the students he interacts with as a Retention Officer in the Project Management Department that, no matter where they come from their dreams can be fulfilled.

He has been applying to the award since 2016 when he first saw an advertisement on campus notice boards calling for applications to the bursary award.

Anele and his counterparts from other South African universities will benefit from the enriching educational tours and team-building exercises in Cape Town from 26 to 28 November, before departing for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the next day.

 “In Addis Ababa we’ll visit the African Union offices and some heritage sites before jetting off to the United Kingdom where we’ll visit the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh,” he says.

The focus of the Abe Bailey Trust is leadership development and the Trustees wish the bursaries to be awarded to persons who are academically strong and have shown exceptional qualities of leadership and service.

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.