Leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, MiX Telematics, recently celebrated and awarded South Africa’s top ten academic achievers of 2017, at their offices in Midrand.

The company said, the highest average achieved from one of the pupils was an impressive 90%, with four pupils achieving 80% to 89% and five pupils achieving an average of 75% to 79% respectively.

“Core to our company culture is significant investment in our staff and their children. Through the Trust, we are able to not only offer tuition funding but also provide careful educational support, in order to enable these students to be the best that they can be,” said Bathandwa Kwababa, who is chairperson of the Trust.

Founded in 2013, the Employee Education Fund provides educational assistance to qualifying MiX employees who cannot afford quality education for their children.

According tot he company, the fund makes provision for tuition fees, stationery, transport, school uniforms and, in certain instances, boarding fees.

“Unlike most bursaries or educational assistance programs, this fund not only focuses on high school students, but is specifically aimed at assisting students from as early as possible in their school careers.

“Our end goal is to see the MiX Employee Education Fund being utilised by as many staff members as possible. In fact, the Trust has indicated that despite the Fund’s accomplishments, support from across the company is always required. The fund has created conditions under which only the best performing learners can emerge – which has only attracted more applicants, keen to prove that they have what it takes,” added Kwababa.