The 2019 Step Up 2 A Start Up and Smartbucks National Youth Awards were hosted on Wednesday at the Silverstar Casino in Muldersdrift, where the winners of the competition were announced.
The winners started out as part of 12 000 individuals watching two movies. They were thereafter whittled down to nine teams of learners who participated in a boot camp, survived a gruelling Dragon’s Den testing and finally reaped the rewards of their hard work.
The overall winners of Step Up 2 a Start Up were:
Fundulwazi Secondary School in Sebokeng
Leap Science and Maths in Langa in Western Cape
The winning team developed an app called Safespace which connects users suffering with mental health issues with qualified psychologists and social workers, enabling them to source help.