Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Sizanani mentees grap the top Vincent Tshabalala bursaries


Tshepo Kobe and Busi Mtya
Two of our 2012 mentees, Tshepo Kobe and Busisiwe Mtya, who got 4 distinctions each, received on Monday 14 January, the top bursaries from the Vincent Tshabalala.
 They were awarded a full bursary which will cover, during their studies (as long as they pass each year), their University tuition, books, accommodation and a monthly allowance.

Lorraine Shayi
Maria Masetla
 Bursaries for a value of R30 000 were awarded to 13 other learners, including 4 who attended the Saturday classes at St Mary : Princess Malatji who will study  Econometrics at TUT, Lorraine Shayi (who applied for a diploma in building sciences at UJ),  Maria Masetla  who is hoping to study meterology at the Univ. Of Pretoria  and Keith Chuma who applied for a diploma in Food  technology at UJ

Keith Chuma

Founded in 2004, The Vincent Tshabalala (1)Education Trust  in 2004 has awarded106 bursaries to learners from  Alexandra to this day. The Trust runs Saturday classes and has many other activities. It get funds through donations from individuals and companies (like Alexander Forbes) and needs more as it is short of cash to fund the 2012 bursaries. . Dipuo Mvelase, who is working for Sars, is the real engine of the Trust and she does it with passion !
Princess Malatji

 (1) Vincent Tshabalala  was the chairperson of COSAS while schooling at Minerva high school. He founded, with Paul Mashatile and others, the Alexandra Youth Congress (AYCO).  He joined the ANC underground and left for exile in 1983 where he joined Umkhonto we Sizwe. He returned to South Africa in 1984 and was killed by the police in February 1985 at the age of 20

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