Daimler Truck Southern Africa sponsors mathematical handbooks and study guides worth R1000,000.00 to schools in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

- Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) splits the sponsorship, equally between the Phelindaba Maths, Science, and ICT School of Specialisation in Pretoria and Ulwazi Highschool in East London.

- The first batch of 1671 handbooks and study guides were handed over by DTSA to the Phelindaba Maths, Science, and ICT School of Specialisation in Pretoria.

- The sponsorship reinforces Daimler Truck Southern Africa’s commitment to actively addressing educational gaps in South Africa.

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – The third quarter of the school year kicked-off on a high note on 19 July 2023 at the Phelindaba Maths, Science, and ICT School of Specialisation in Atteridgeville, when Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) officially handed-over mathematical handbooks and study guides to grade 8 -12 learners. To further enhance the classroom lessons, educator manuals were also handed over to the teachers. This sponsorship is done under the socio-economic development programme, BEE123 schools capacitation initiative that provides the highest quality, educational material to under resourced schools in South Africa. The handover comes just in time for learners to adequately prepare for the final examinations of 2023 and marks the beginning of a three-year contract with the schools.

Phelindaba Maths, Science, and ICT School of Specialisation is a no-fee, public high school, specialising in Maths, Science, and ICT. They currently have 1526 learners enrolled and apart from government funding, they mostly rely on sponsorships from organisations and corporates like DTSA to uphold quality education for their learners.

“As a school we often struggle to maintain a high academic level in Mathematics, ICT and Sciences due to a lack of resources, shortage of educators and study material. Trying to overcome these challenges alone had little to no success. We are thankful for Daimler Truck Southern Africa’s sponsorship, and we hope that our teachers and learners not only obtain, but also maintain a high level of Mathematics.” Mr. Tsotetsi, Headmaster of Phelindaba Maths, Science, and ICT School of Specialisation.

“Education is the most important foundation to build a better and brighter future for the youth of South Africa. As DTSA we are passionate about the future generation of this nation and delighted to support the learners in our various communities with the much-needed learning materials. We hope that it will assist the learners to achieve their best results and inspire them to further their studies after school.” Michael Dietz, President and Group- CEO, Daimler Truck Southern Africa.

Best of luck to the learners and teachers for the last half of the academic year. We look forward to great results from Phelindaba Maths, Science, and ICT School of Specialisation and look forward to soon visiting Ulwazi Highschool in East London, who have already received their mathematical handbooks and study guides.

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Daimler Truck Southern Africa at a glance
Established in South Africa approximately 60 years ago, Daimler Truck Southern Africa together with its brands provide an optimal experience, expertise, and attractive products and services to its customers. The Company’s success is based on its strong brands inclusive of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Buses, FUSO Trucks in addition to offering parts and services for Freightliner and Western Star Trucks. Its comprehensive product range is backed by market-leading value-added services in Fleetboard, TruckStore,

TruckTraining, and Daimler Trucks Financial Services. With a Southern African footprint that includes South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, the company is headquartered in Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa, and all its products are assembled locally in its East London production plant.