Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
Africa's first Grade 12 students to write Marine Science as a subject
Guest: Boitumelo Medupe John is joined by Boitumelo Medupe, a South Peninsula High School Student that is excited to be part of the first group in Africa that will write the Grade 12 Exams on the subject of Marine Sciences. A passion for the underwater eco system has brought 12 pupils together from The South Peninsula High School, Wynberg Girls High, Norman Henshilwood High and The Cape Academy of Maths, Science and Technology in Constantia. Together they have immersed themselves in the subject outside of school hours since Grade 8. Boitumelo Medupe was inspired to study marine sciences by her father, Arnold, who was a former crew member on a navy vessel who is now a warrant officer in The South African Police Sea Border Unit that targets poachers of abalone and west coast rock lobster. Boitumelo's after hours love for the subject has paid off and she is very proud to be allowed to add it to her formal Grade 12 accreditation.
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