Thami Hoza (Class of 2016) – pictured here with Professor Jonathan Jansen – is the only South African to be chosen as a GLOBAL TEEN for 2018. This young man from Welkom is really going places. In January he spent time (and his birthday) in Delhi, India with Startup Safari after winning the Western Cape round of Disruption48, a pitching competition aiming at grooming university-based innovators. In June he will be receiving the Queen’s Young Leader Award which recognises young leaders in different fields trying to help create change. The entire Lawhill and Simon’s Town School: High School team is so proud, as we are sure are his current and past bursary sponsors Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and Sean Day, who sponsored his boarding and tuition at STS Lawhill Maritime Centre for three years. We can’t wait to hear what’s next from this inspiring young man, who has @Safmarine Global CEO, David Williams, as his mentor in South Africa and who was selected to participate in the prestigious Marine Inspirations (www.marineinspirations.org) programme in Spain in his Grade 11 year.
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