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Bursary Recipient Forges Ahead

Back in January 2020, Willard® Batteries had embarked on its annual sponsorship of Jacaranda FM’s Good Morning Angels New Year’s Edition, which saw it presenting bursaries to five deserving recipients.

One of those recipients was Hamza Noormahomed. Hailing from Laudium, West of Pretoria, Hamza’s dream was to pursue a BCom in Supply Chain Management. Having been accepted to study at Tuks, all he needed was the required funding. The Willard team was able to sponsor Hamza’s tuition fees to study BCom Supply Chain Management at the University of Pretoria for that year.


Skip forward a couple of years and we recently caught up with Hamza to find out what he has been up to since he received the bursary.


“This year, university has definitely been more challenging.” reported Hamza, “I am learning a great deal from my modules and the importance of having a deep understanding of my subjects, an open mind, and to constantly evolve my problem-solving skills using the theory of this degree as my foundation.”


“I aim to buckle down and finish my degree this year and, if all goes well, I am thinking of pursuing my honours.”


Hamza added that last year he was able to gain valuable work experience at AutoX where he spent a few days learning more about the practical aspects of Supply Chain Management.


“I had a blast working at AutoX and learnt an immense amount. What struck me was how such a large operation was able to run so smoothly with so many employees and branches. There is a strong sense of teamwork and empowerment at AutoX. Managers give their teams feedback and recognition for good work, and everyone is willing to lend a helping hand. The company’s values are embedded in all the employees, and you can see that there is a high level of trust and accountability. The company takes a proactive approach when it comes to its relationships between its employees, customers, and suppliers.”


AutoX, the parent company of Willard Batteries, has shown its commitment to Good Morning Angels New Year’s Edition for the last couple of years and is firmly of the belief that by assisting South Africa’s youth to get the education they deserve, it can help build the country we all would like to live in.


Corne Strydom, Sales and Marketing Executive at AutoX, says, “We truly respect the hard work put in by all the students we have sponsored over the years and are thrilled with the progress Hamza has made so far. By providing these bursaries to deserving individuals, we are giving them that extra impetus which will propel them towards a future without limits.”


About Willard Batteries

Willard Batteries has been rooted in the hearts of South Africans for many years. This proud brand combines technology and a quest for perfection to deliver car batteries, amongst others, of peerless standing.


Over the years, Willard Batteries has built a strong track record of service excellence and has worked hard to establish the trust of its customers. It continues to maintain the core of the brand that has defined it: its values, its culture, and the long-term relationships it has built with its customers. For more information, please visit https://willard.co.za


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