SA Annual Event 2017

The main event for this year was the students event which took place from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon (14 – 16 July), at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg.  On offer this year was endless networking opportunities amongst the students from 8 different universities, panel sessions, Financial and Social Media training, fitness, gum boot dancing, […]

Corporate Breakfast

The second event was the following morning 14 July 2017, a Corporate Breakfast held at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton.  This auspicious occasion was attended by 200 corporates and 60 Moshal Scholars who had the privilege of spending a morning with Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership SA (BLSA).  The students were offered countless opportunities […]

Nngadiseng Motaung

When Nngadiseng Motaung first heard a student on TV use the word “university” she had to look up what it meant. From that day on this small-town Free State girl was determined to study at one. This goal fitted her mother’s advice that “it is not your choice to be born poor, but to die […]

SA Alumni Dinner 2017

The Annual Event was made up of 3 individual events this year.  The first was an intimate evening spent with our wonderful Johannesburg-based Alumni and Martin Moshal. The alumni had an opportunity to spend time with Martin and to hear more about his thoughts on the values and principles which guide our organisation, and his life.

Maher Abu Ghanim

As one of ten children in his family in Tel Sheva, a Bedouin town near Beer Sheva, Maher realised that the best way to improve his life and help his community was by going to university. He decided to become a doctor because he saw members of his extended family dying for lack of access […]

Helena Meyer

Helena Meyer’s journey epitomises the power of tenacity and education to make revolutionary change happen in one generation. To say that Helena’s childhood was tough would be an understatement. She was born into a large ultra-orthodox family with 11 brothers and sisters in a northern Israel industrial town. When she was 12 years old, her mother became ill and […]

Bomikazi Ndovela

Bomikazi Ndovela comes from a family who understand the importance of education, but she is aware that many other young South Africans do not. Finishing off an honour’s degree in financial analysis and portfolio management, the 22-year-old has the world of finance at her feet, but her ambition is to help improve others’ lives, either […]

Simon Ravivi

Simon’s family moved to Hadera in Israel from Russia when he was four years old. His parents found that there were limited opportunities for work because they did not have university degrees – a lesson that they passed on to their children early on. Simon decided that he must go to university, and his sister […]

Nontsikelelo Mdontsane

When Nontsikelelo Mdontsane was born in Soweto in 1996, her mother was little older than she is now. Despite becoming a single parent at 21, her mother proved to be an impressive role model and mentor because she doing whatever it took to ensure her daughter got a high-quality education. Ntsiki, as her friends call […]

Voltaire Essa

Remember this name because Voltaire Essa is going to become famous for inventing a world-changing electronic gadget! His parents named him after the great French philosopher, but Voltaire has chosen to become a software engineer and, thanks to Moshal, he’s off to a flying start. Born and educated in a small Arab-Israeli village near Safed, […]