I would like to convey my heartfelt gratitude to you and the SAAB Association for affording me this prestigious bursary. With this bursary, my academic life will never be the same again.” Blessing Mutiti, 2015 bursary winner.

I am very happy to be the recipient of the SAAB bursary. I highly appreciate the generosity being shown by the SAAB family, not only to me, but also to all the students to have received this award. By awarding me the SAAB Bursary, you have lightened me of my financial burden, which will allow me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning. I hope one day I will also be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.” Hlobisile Khanyi, 2015 bursary winner.

Thanks for bringing us the good news. SAAB’s support of Ms Khanyi is much appreciated. I will also inform our Research Director of the Association’s support towards her studies. Please convey my appreciation to the members of the SAAB Board for their continuous support of Hons students in the botanical sciences.” Dr Stefan Siebert, Associate Professor, NWU.