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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Noluthando Dludla

Noluthando Dludla has not only worked hard to better her own circumstances, she’s doing the same for others. With plans to pursue a Masters in radiopharmacy next year, she’s dedicated to finding new ways of tackling cancer diagnosis and treatment. Currently in her final year of her pharmacy degree at the University of KwaZulu Natal […]

Minenhle Sithole

“Don’t allow your past to define your future.” That’s what sixth year medical student Minenhle Sithole tells the students he mentors. It’s also a philosophy he lives by. For Minenhle Sithole, the desire to become a doctor had a lot to do with passion and curiosity. But it was ultimately by supporting his mother through […]