22 April 2002
Dear Mr Shuttleworth
On behalf of the Western Cape Education Department and the teachers and
learners of the province, I wish you a safe and successful journey into
space. We will follow your historic trip and activities over the next few
days with keen interest.
The Department and I also wish to thank you for your contribution to the
teaching and learning of mathematics and science. Your trip is demonstrating
that it is possible to "reach for the skies". Your Hip2b2 campaign is
drawing attention to the crucial role that mathematics and science play in
fulfilling this dream.
Your vision will inspire many other learners from this country and
continent to reach out for a better future, and to ensure that they have the
education necessary to make this possible.
We wish you Godspeed for this exciting journey.
Minister of Education (Western Cape)