Deborah Kwizera

Armed with determination and a love of learning, Deborah Kwizera has never let setbacks stand in the way of her dreams. Poised to work in pharmaceuticals or medicine, Deborah knows she’ll be fulfilled as long as she’s helping to heal people. “I’ve always wanted to find a cure for HIV.” So says Deborah, who’s currently […]

Thapelo Lekgoathi

Currently working as a junior quantitative analyst at Ernst & Young, Moshal alum Thapelo Lekgoathi attained his BSc honours in maths at Wits. Yet he only focused on academics from grade 10 onwards, after his teachers noticed his potential. Growing up in Tembisa, Thapelo saw school as a means to an end. “In grade 8 […]

Judith Mdaka

Born with one leg shorter than the other, Judith Mdaka is used to being underestimated. Yet, it’s her disability that’s the driving force behind her determination to succeed. Currently in her second year of studies towards her actuarial science degree at the University of the Free State, Judith has always had an aptitude for maths. […]

Athi Mbombi

“My mother taught me that a limitation is only as true as I make it out to be,” says Wits alum and doctor Athi Mbombi. Now working as a doctor at Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in the second year of her internship, Athi’s proved that there are no limits when you’re following your dreams. Growing […]

Nomaqhane Ndlovu

Nomaqhane Ndlovu has always known she wants to help people. Through her chemical engineering degree, she plans to empower her township community to make the most of their resources. Currently in her fourth and final year of her degree at Wits, Nomaqhane is more motivated to succeed than ever. “When I was growing up in […]

Lindokuhle Gwala

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela’s words underpin the thinking behind the Moshal Scholarship Program. They also epitomise the philosophy by which candidate attorney and Moshal alum, Lindokuhle Gwala lives his life. Lindokuhle always knew that to secure his future, he’d need to focus on […]

Sindisiwe Phili

Pharmacist and Moshal UKZN alum Sindisiwe Phili had it harder than most growing up. Having spent much of her childhood moving between the homes of different family members, her one constant has been her commitment to striving for better. “I was one of the top students at school despite my background,” says Sindisiwe. “I didn’t […]

Joy-Gift Nkabinde

Having built his first computer while he was still in primary school, Joy-Gift Nkabinde has always been passionate about technology. Currently his third year of a computer science degree at Wits, he’s hoping to eventually work in game design. “I built my first computer when I was in grade 6, piece by piece,” says Joy-Gift. […]

Khulekani Shozi

Now a candidate attorney, Moshal alum Khulekani Shozi always knew that education was the best way to help his family and community. In paying it forward, he’s spread this message to learners at his previous high school and increased the number of those attending tertiary institutions. Growing up in a rural village in Mkholombe, Hillcrest, […]

Godfrey Maseko

For Godfrey Maseko, the best part of studying chemical engineering is the way of thinking it fosters. As someone who embraces the chance to overcome challenges, it’s clear he’s chosen the right career path. Now in his fourth year of chemical engineering at Wits, Godfrey was raised in the North West province in the village […]