Youngsters experience first-hand the excitement of Mercedes-Benz, realising how learning Mathematics and Science can open doors


Johannesburg –  “See what learning Mathematics and Science can do for you” – that was the message to 100 Grade 10, 11 and 12 learners with Mathematics and Science as subjects, who were hosted by Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA)  at the Johannesburg International Motor Show.

Nobuzwe Mangcu, MBSA Executive Director and Divisional Manager: Group Corporate Affairs made use of MBSA’s expansive exhibitions and exciting product showcase to stimulate the youngsters’ interest in the automotive industry as a possible career stream.  “Studying Maths and Science provides the base for further technical studies. These are scarce skills in South Africa and we want to encourage more young people to pursue technical fields of study, thereby creating a bigger pool of these much-needed skills,” says Ms Mangcu.

The young visitors to the motor show were able to touch, feel and sit in some of the most fascinating cars and trucks at the show.

On 13 October, students from the Bokgoni Technical School in Atteridgeville had the opportunity to experience first hand the most modern and coolest vehicles available on the roads today, while on 14 October it was the turn of students from Bothlabelo High School at Oukasie, Brits.

The excited groups of teenagers and young adults, also became ‘converts’ for the Mercedes-Benz brand as Karabo Mfulwane, from Bothlabelo High School, said: “As I looked over the long bonnet of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, I’ll now be dreaming of someday driving one.  My goals are set; I’m going to be successful.