Dr Aaron Nkosi (Director Research at Department of Basic Education), Jannie Pretorius (Deputy Principal at Gert Sibande TVET College), Justice Magagula (Vice President Sasol Social Development), Maureen Mboshane (Vice President Sasol Secunda Corporate Affairs), Flora Maboa-Boltman (Executive Mayor of Govan Mbeki Municipality), Enver Surty (Deputy Minister of Basic Education), Cynthia Malinga (Sasol programme manager Technical High Schools) and Enoch Rabotapi (Director Department of Basic Education) at the conference.

Sasol hosted its Technical Teachers conference in Mpumalanga for the first time from 29 June to 1 July at the Sasol Recreation Club.
The Sasol Inzalo Foundation focuses on boosting vocational skills pool for the country to meet the National Development Plan 2030 target of 30 000 artisans through its Technical Schools of Excellence Network programme.
The foundation has invested in 5 500 pupils and their teachers from five technical schools since 2015.
These schools are in Mpumalanga, the Free State and Gauteng and the foundation’s aim is to develop schools to technical excellence and build a pipeline for artisans, STEM technicians and technologists.
This will be realised by increasing the numbers and calibre of pupils doing technical subjects and upgrading the equipment status in the technical workshops. An Inaugural Technical Teachers Symposium brought together various role players last year in the technical education field, including government departments, technical high school practitioners from seven provinces, industry partners, SETAs and artisan training academies.