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Winners of the Give the Gift of Education competition

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The festive season is the time for making a meaningful contribution to the lives of your loved ones. GetSmarter gave the opportunity to you to give the greatest gift of all - education. Three lucky winners were selected and their nominees will receive a place on their chosen GetSmarter University course in 2011. Read the motivations of the winners below.

Moira Thomas1. Sandra Saunders gave Moira Thomas the gift of education this festive season

I would like to nominate my friend Moira Thomas to stand a chance to win the University of Cape Town Project Administration course. I would love to give Moira Thomas the opportunity of studying further in 2011, and she has expressed an interest in Project Management. Continue reading...

Mariska Dreyer

2. Mariska Dreyer gave Thandi Ndlovu the gift of education this festive season

I would like to nominate my Thandi Ndlovu to stand a chance to win the University of Cape Town Guest House Management course. Thandi has started from scratch at Leaves Guest House; cleaning rooms, doing laundry etc. Continue reading...

Greta Edgcumbe3. Will Edgcumbe gave Greta Edgcumbe the gift of education this festive season

I would like to nominate Greta Edgcumbe to stand a chance to win the University of Cape Town (Law@Work) Start and Manage a Small Business course. Eighteen months ago my wife, Greta, started a small business called Fox & Locket, designing and making beautiful hand made bags. Continue reading...

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#1 2010-12-07 10:11
I would like to congratulate all the winners and wish them all the best for next year.
#2 2010-12-07 10:22
Well done Winners :)

I'm sure you ladies deserve it...make the best of it

#3 2010-12-07 14:07
Congratulations to the winners - but I am absolutely shattered that Alex did not win. Why only female winners?

#4 2010-12-07 14:11
Congratulations to all the winners. These courses are fun, and really worthwhile.
#5 2010-12-07 14:33
Thanks GetSmarter for awarding a course to Moira. She is absolutely delighted!
#6 2010-12-07 14:54
Great & Congratulations - and enjoy it is a wonderful experience
#7 2010-12-07 15:06
I still can't believe it! Thank you so much to Getsmarter for this opportunity! Thank you for making a wish come true. Thandi will treasure every moment!
#8 2010-12-07 15:39
Congratulations to all the winners, thank you to GetSmarter for allowing others to grow their skills.

Now for the hard part of letting Lebo know she didn't win THIS year. Perhaps 2011 will bestow on her a greater blessing.
#9 2010-12-08 08:30
Congrats to them all, but what happened to the lady with the highest votes, last count I saw was at nearly 40, way ahead?
#10 2010-12-08 08:43
Hi Warren, just to confirm, the competition entries were not judged according to the number of Facebook "Likes" they received, but rather all entries had to receive a minimum of 10 Facebook "Likes" to enter the competition. All entries with at least 10 Facebook "Likes" were then judged accordingly and winners were decided. This was indicated on the competition page.

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