Patience Nombeko Mbava was born and bred in Guguletu. Although she started her high school career at ID Mkhize High School, she matriculated from Isilimela Comprehensive School In Langa, Cape Town.
Thembinkosi Kenneth Ngoma matriculated in 1995 from Luhlaza High School. Between 1992 and 1995, he was a recipient of the African Scholar’s Fund Bursary.
I am Simphiwe Plessie, I resided in Khayelitsha, Site-B – Cape Town. The ASF have provided me with an amazing gift, the gift of not giving up on myself and my education even if the odds were totally against me at that time.
My name is Denise Mkapuza. I was a Bursary holder at African Scholars Fund from 2000 until 2004. I just wanted to Thank you for all the years that you have supported me at Fezeka Secondary School.
Mary-Lisa Vaaltyn Mary-Lisa wrote to us and had the following to say: “It feels wonderful to be able to write to you again. My name is Mary-Lisa, one of the old learners from Willowmore Secondary School.
Sitembele James Sitembele was funded by ASF during his high school days (2005-2006): I write to you to thank you so much for the great work that you are doing. I can now look back and say “I am because you are”. I matriculated at Nyameko High School in Mdantsane (Eastern Cape). I enrolled for B.Com Accounting for Chartered Accountants at NMMU in 2007.
Zukile Betana‘s story reads as follows: “I would like to take this time and express my deep feelings of joy and appreciation to all the sponsors, shareholders and co-operators of the AFRICAN SCHOLARS’ FUND family for their assistance and contribution towards my education during the academic year 2011. Allow me to take you a few footsteps with me and
Arthur Mabentsela was with the ASF until 2002. He recently wrote to us where he says: “I am now a chemical engineer for Anglo Platinum. I graduated last year with honours and I am proud to say that I finished it in record time, and got a
Dr. Phindiswa Mnana currently works in the Eastern Cape at Nompumelelo Hospital. She attended high school at Sandisiwe school which is situated at Mdantsane in East London. She was raised by a single mother who had to feed and clothe 5 people out of her salary of under R1500pm. She says – “because of your bursary I managed to pay for my school fees and uniform from grade 10 to grade 12. After that I went to do my medical degree at UKZN in 2001 to 2006. Now I can proudly say that I am Dr Mnana because you also opened the pathway to my success”.
Nondyebo comes from Uitenhage where she and three of her siblings are supported by her father’s old age pension of R940/mth. She passed her senior certificate in 2005 and went straight to a FET College to study for two years.