We believe that the future of business is data driven. That’s why Seed Analytics is investing in South Africa’s future by supporting exceptional students to become game changers and decision makers in data science and analytics.
We have awarded full annual tuition bursaries to two female students in the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. These students demonstrate a remarkable commitment to developing South Africa’s tech space, and they are passionate about encouraging others to follow suit.
Ms Thandeka Biyela, a student in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, is overjoyed to be a step closer to achieving her dream of becoming an electronic engineer. “This bursary gives me the unique opportunity to meet people in the industry and be inspired by their success stories. It is a deeply encouraging experience,” says Thandeka.
Ms Keitumetse Molefe, a student in the Department of Computer Science, voiced her gratitude for receiving a bursary that will place her at the forefront of change. “This bursary is close to my heart and hits home because it is important to me to contribute to innovative solutions. As the world embraces the digital age, technology is becoming essential in many, if not all industries.”
We take pride in supporting these students as they work towards achieving their professional and personal goals. In a country where there are long-standing racial disparities in access to higher education, we hope that investing in black South African students will help pave the way to a more equitable future.
Prof Sunil Maharaj, former Dean of the Faculty and currently Acting Vice-Principal: Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Education, commented on the value of industry investment in universities. “It is through partnerships like these that we are able to reinvent and reposition ourselves to be globally competitive through smart strategies,” says Maharaj.
The Seed Analytics Bursary Fund was identified to assist capable, committed students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields who are struggling to fund their studies. Our ideal candidates are open to pursuing careers in data analytics, data science and fintech. This programme should also offer Seed Analytics a much-needed talent pipeline, as we hope to stimulate our students’ interest in our company through vacation work at Seed Analytics.
Alongside these annual tuition bursaries, our students receive a wealth of learning experiences to jumpstart their careers. Through vac work at Seed Analytics, students will gain practical exposure to data science and analytical tools. They will learn procedures for extracting client insights and using them for client wealth creation and preservation. Our students will have access to training and mentorship from actuaries, investment specialists, system architects, database analysts and Java developers.