Thuthula Mela

While her academic goals weren’t initially clear, Thuthula Mela always worked hard and dreamed of going to university. Now studying towards her Honours in Microbiology at Rhodes University, she knows where her destiny lies. “My mother gave birth to me when she was around 13 – she was a baby herself,” says Thuthula. “Because of […]

A successful conference for Israeli medical students

Last week we held a lovely conference for the Israeli medical students of the Moshal Scholarship Program. We received a warm welcome from Shaare Zedek’s Medical Center’s CEO Professor Ofer Merin, who shared information about the ethical dilemmas that the medical team faces in the Trauma Unit. The hospital staff then gave us a tour of […]

Anele Bani

As the first member of his family to get a degree, Anele Bani knows education is the key to fulfilling his undeniable potential “I had no choice, I had to be a chartered accountant (CA),” says Anele Bani who’s currently completing his Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy at Rhodes University. Having attained 100% for accounting in […]

Zamokuhle Ngcoko

For Zamokuhle Ngcoko, the numerous challenges he’s faced have only served as inspiration to succeed. With plans to become a neurosurgeon, he’s determined to fulfill his own dreams whilst working to enable others to fulfill theirs.   “Education is my greatest achievement,” says Zamokuhle. “All through my life I was able to maintain the highest standards, […]

Afikile Masebeni

Afikile Masebeni studied chemistry but now works in the technology space. For her, changing course has often yielded the greatest rewards. It’s all about taking the first step, she says.  After completing her honours in chemistry at Rhodes University, Afikile knew that she wanted to explore her professional options. “I really wanted a job, but […]

Rebecca Tshangela

“Every day when I’m at university, I remember how hard my mom worked,” says Rebecca Tshangela. Rebecca’s not only inspired by her hardworking mom’s example, she’s also grateful that she invested in her education. Growing up in Cape Town in the Langa East township was hard, says Rebecca, who’s currently doing her honours in agriculture […]

Thanduxolo Dube

For medical student Thanduxolo Dube, caring is one of the most important qualities one can have. It’s through his own spirit of caring and that of others that he’s on his way to becoming a doctor. “Caring really carries us,” says Thanduxolo. “The reality is that nowadays everyone is about success. People want to make […]

My internship at Broad Institute – Summer ‘19

About me My name is Lindokuhle Nkambule. I was born in Alexandra, but spent my formative years in eMadadeni, a township in the North West of KZN. In 2012 I moved to Diepsloot, Joburg (because of soccer) and that is where I finished high school. I have a BSc. Degree from Wits, majored in Applied […]

Richard Mutembereza

Currently doing his honours in computer science at UKZN, Richard Mutembereza is committed to building a career that will allow him to leave a legacy. Having grown up in a children’s home, he knows that hard work is the key to creating a brighter future. “I grew up in Malvern Children’s home in KZN,” says […]

Azola Nofemela

Completing a BCom information systems degree at UCT, allowed Azola Nofemela to merge her passions for computer science and business, giving her a well-rounded grounding. Now part of a graduate programme at Standard Bank, she credits Moshal with giving her many of the skills she needed to succeed.  “I was raised by a single mother,” […]