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Maile Selala and Ruchelle Coetzee Awarded ISPA Inspires Sponsorships

Published on: 2024-04-22

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The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2024 ISPA Inspires educational sponsorship programme. This transformative initiative is designed to empower South African youth aspiring to make their mark in the dynamic world of the internet industry.

ISPA Inspires is ISPA’s commitment to providing the support and resources necessary for young individuals to turn their aspirations into reality. The programme aims to award educational sponsorships while supporting, developing and investing in the next generation of South African ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) talent.

This year, the internet industry association provided two outstanding students with much-needed funding to turn their dreams into reality.

The first recipient – Maile Selala – emerged from a highly competitive field of over 200 applicants all vying for support from ISPA.

In a unique twist, the second ISPA Inspires award winner – Ruchelle Coetzee – was identified among the participants of the SA National Research Network (SANReN) Cyber Security (CSC) competition. This underscores ISPA’s commitment to recognising talent in diverse spheres.

The CSC was held in December last year with the aim of stimulating interest in information security within Southern African tertiary education institutions.

“ISPA remains dedicated to fostering the growth of South African talent in the tech landscape. Our ISPA Inspires programme is not just about financial support; it’s about championing the aspirations of young minds who will shape the future of our digital world,” remarked Aurora Vani, Chairperson of the Social Development Working Group at ISPA.

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