By Tiyani Mabunda
19-year-old, Edward Homu High pupil, Swilaveko Sithole and (20) Terrence Ngomani put Giyani and the whole of Limpopo on the map.
Following a research competition held for three days in the Royal Marang Hotel, from September the 19th to the 20th under the theme termed: Events Tourism.
The duo received a call to come to the Pieter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane, where they were presented with a certificate and a trophy for winning as a token of appreciation for representing the province.
In North West the pupils clashed with others from other schools and reality set in when the final winners were announced without them having made it. That, however, did not translate into a terrible blow for the young students instead the experience became a positive inspiration for them and the communities in Giyani.
In an interview with Giyani View, Swilaveko expressed his optimism for the future. He says he is happy he was part of the competition.”The whole experience was a joyride and i am not discouraged by losing in the competition. His plans for the future are defined by achieving great hights if success. “I want to study tourism management and travel the world. I also want to own the first five star hotels here in Giyani one day,” he said.