|Tshepo Kobe and Busi Mtya|
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.
Bursariesfor 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
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 !
(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