kulula gets 2018 top student to his medical bursary

Airline assists student to beat the deadline to secure bright future

Johannesburg, 18 February 2019 - South Africa’s most successful low-cost airline kulula.com is proud to announce that it has assisted with travel to get Bongani Matea, one step closer to make his dream of becoming a Medical Doctor a reality.

The airline was recently tagged in a Facebook post from Morongwa Masemula and it was evident that Bongani, who came out tops as one of Gauteng’s best in the 2018 matric exams required last minute travel assistance in order to sign his bursary deal. The Gauteng City Region Academy Bursary gets awarded to the top three performing learners in public schools around Gauteng. Bongani had to travel from Cape Town to the Gauteng Department of Education in Johannesburg, before or on the 18 February 2019 deadline. kulula jumped at the opportunity to make this wonderful opportunity a reality.

“We knew instantly when we received the message via Feedback that we wanted to assist Bongani. Not only could we assist him in making it to this very important occasion in his life to sign and accept his bursary, but we could also assist in making his dream of becoming a Medical Doctor a reality. kulula wants to play an important role in securing a better future for all South Africans and it is our belief that education will play a critical role in how we as a country achieve this together. This small gesture is one way in which the private sector can make a meaningful difference in the life of a deserving student such as Bongani, who will in his own right play a part in the future of South Africa for years to come,” says Luane Lavery, Brand Communications Manager for kulula.com.

Bongani attended Zithobeni Secondary School in Bronkhorstspruit and achieved a total of five distinctions in the 2018 final matric examinations. His achievements made him eligible for the Gauteng City Region Academy bursary programme.

“I am very excited and it is a true miracle indeed!”, said Bongani about kulula making it possible for him to travel to Johannesburg in order to get his future off on the right foot. “With the assistance of kulula my dream of becoming a Medical Doctor will be fulfilled and I will have the peace of mind knowing that my study fees are well taken care of. I am really grateful for kulula's contribution to my future.”

Bongani, will proceed to commence his studies at the University of Stellenbosch where he will obtain a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in years to come.

Good Luck, Bongani!