Congratulations to Jabulani Nyathi (Deputy Headboy, 2015) who has been awarded his MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from Cambridge University. Jabulani’s dissertation focused on South Africa’s energy transition particularly the concept of a just transition governing this process. Jabulani is passionate about using his education to contribute to “creating sustainable systems that can meet our current need as well as those of future generations.”
Jabulani, an Allan Gray Fellow, graduated from UCT with a degree in chemical engineering and was awarded the prestigious Cecil Renaud Overseas Scholarship to attend Cambridge.
Jabulani was brought up in Nelspuit and attended Laerskool Laeveld until, at the age of 12, he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Drakensberg Boys Choir School. Jabulani’s talent and character was again recognised when he was awarded a scholarship to attend Kearsney after Drakensberg Boys. At Kearsney Jabulani personified the well-balanced scholar, serving as one of the Heads of Choir, setting records in cross-country and being elected as Deputy Head of School. He matriculated with seven distinctions.
We are proud of Jabulani’s achievements and the humility and civic mindedness he demonstrates and wish him everything of the best.