Question NW1240 to the Minister in the Presidency

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18 May 2016 - NW1240

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Van der Westhuizen, Mr AP to ask the Minister in the Presidency

(1)With reference to his reply to question 2372 on 24 July 2015, (a) what are the names of the 18 learners from Stellenbosch who enrolled in the National Youth Development Agency’s (NYDA) Matric 2nd Chance Project and (b) how many of the specified learners (i) have since then qualified for a National Senior Certificate and (ii) are now able to access higher education opportunities; (2) Whether any of the specified learners are currently being assisted through the Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund; if so, (a) who and (b) what are the further relevant details; (3) Whether the NYDA’s 2nd Chance Project will offer financial assistance to learners who have to travel long distances to attend the specified programme in the future; if so, what are the relevant details?


Names of Learners are available on request.

one of the above Learners from Stellenbosch were awarded the Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship. Only one Learner (Ms Sihle Mxosana) from NSC 2nd Chance in the Western Cape was awarded. She is currently studying ND: Sports Management at CPUT. Other 9 Learners who were awarded the Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship on the NSC 2nd Chance were from other Provinces.

The Matric Rewrite – NYDA NSC 2nd Chance model does not cover financial assistance given the limited financial resource of the organization. However, the programme offers young people the following at no cost:

  • Learners are registered with the Department of Basic Education to sit and rewrite their October/November examination;
  • Learners receive a minimum of 52 contact hours per subject registered;
  • Learners receive study guides per subject registered;
  • Learners receive examination preparation tool kits which includes past examination papers and memorandums; and
  • Learners receive career guidance and life skills training as NYDA value-add services.


Approved/Not approved

Mr J T Radebe, MP

Minister in The Presidency