Esther Mafikeng

Esther Mafikeng’s two children – aged five and one – are her biggest incentives to do well in her BCom Accounting Science course. They are also the driving force behind her ultimate goal of becoming financial director of her own company. When this 23-year-old final-year Pretoria University student goes home to her little ones every […]

Jodie Colville

Jodie Colville gets a real kick out of proving people wrong about her. This 20-year-old has spent her life defying expectations. The daughter of a single and sickly mother, she grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in an area of Kleinvlei in the Western Cape known for gang violence. Against all odds, she […]

Thanduxolo Myende

Thanduxolo Myende loves a good challenge, but her matric exams posed the challenge of a lifetime. Her mother passed away two days into her final exams and it took every bit of determination to pass her exams well enough to still get into university. “My mother always pushed me to learn and told me that […]

Tiny Mapodile

Tiny Mapodile may have a name that means small but there is nothing diminutive about her. She may have come from a little-known South African tribe in Bushbuckridge, on the Mozambican border, but that hasn’t got in her way. This 18-year-old Pulana, who speaks Sepulana, is in her second year of a BSc in Biological […]

Christina Nseir

“I believe wholeheartedly in the Moshal mantra of paying it forward, and I will continue to support my family and my community in any way that I can” Christina started her first year with no financial backing, but she was fortunate to be selected to receive a Moshal Scholarship. She learned many important life skills […]

Pule Moltwantwa

Pule Moltwantwa, 20, is so passionate about mathematics he achieved 100% for it in matric and is determined to become a doctor in the subject. It’s not surprising then that the way this second-year University of Pretoria BSc maths student pays it forward is getting school children to understand what they can achieve if they […]

Noluthando Gatya

So often behind someone who excels is a teacher who believed in them. Noluthando Gatya, who will complete her BCom honours at the end of 2017, had such an economics teacher in high school. “Mrs Nywebeni was my special teacher in Grade 11 and 12,” says Noluthando. “She believed in me even when I didn’t […]

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 […]