Lindokuhle Nkambule

Currently doing his BSc honours in bioinformatics at UCT, Lindokuhle Nkambule is dedicated to empowering others through maths and science. Having himself excelled in maths and science at school, Lindokuhle chose to study towards a BSc degree at UCT. Determined to do his honours, Lindokuhle initially had trouble picking the subject in which he wanted […]

Mbalenhle Ntuli

Mbalenhle Ntuli believes that the opportunities she’s had were meant to be shared. While she plans to one day become a doctor, she’s also dedicated to uplifting her family and community along the way. “It wasn’t by chance that I was the one chosen to have this opportunity. I’m now able to change my family’s life,” […]

Bongani Khoza

For Bongani Khoza, studying towards his electrical and computer engineering degree is about more than just fulfilling his considerable potential. It’s about changing the lives of his younger siblings. “My family keeps me motivated,” says Bongani. “When I look back at where we’ve come from, it hasn’t been pleasant. Knowing that I still have a […]

Anathi Qosho

As the first person in his family to go to university, Anathi Qosho is aware of the responsibility he holds. He aims to empower not just his family, but also the youngsters in his community, to make the most of their education. “This degree will be the key that opens doors for my family and […]

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 […]