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Meet Gauteng's top achiever


2017/01/05 Gopolang Leepile
​Marle Grabe, from Hoerskool Zwartkop is Gauteng's top performing learner, achieving nine distinctions in the 2016 National Senior Certificate examonations.
The 18-year-old was presented with a top achiever award during the Gauteng Department of Education’s official announcement of the 2016 NSC results. 
She achieved disticntions in Afrikaans (Home Language), English (First Additional Language), Physical Science; Mathematics; Hospitality Studies; Dance Studies and Life Orientation.
Although it was unexpected, she said that she worked hard and received a lot of support from her parents during the exams.“I am very happy and thankful for my achievements. It is a great blessing being able to achieve this”. 
Amongst other top achievers in the province are Georgina Janke Grundeling and Rhoda Hartzer, both from Hoerskool Transvalia.
Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi also presented a special award, the Harry Gwala Award to Thembinkosi Johannes Manyeruke from Ekurhuleni.
He received a 100% in both Mathematics and Physical Science, as well as achieving top three in the top learner in township schools category.
MEC Lesufi said: “Like true soldiers, our matric learners fought a good battle and improved the provincial results.”  The top performing school in the province is Hoerskool Garsfontein in the Tshwane South district, which reached the highest number of Bachelor passes and got a 100% pass rate. It was followed by two schools, both from the Tshwane south district- Hoerskool Waterkloof and Hoerskool Menlopark. 
Premier David Makhura announced that all the top three performing matric learners in every school in Gauteng will receive funding towards their tertiary studies.
“We are spending R520 million in the 2016/17 financial year to educate our learners,” said Premier Makhura.