Thembinkosi Kenneth Ngoma – Success Story

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.

This is what he has to say about ASF:
“Honestly, if it was not for ASF I do not think I would have made it to Matric and beyond. Every time I think of how ASF came to my rescue, I cannot help it but cry. That is why today I am able to provide a helping hand to all those in need.” To acknowledge ASF support, Thembinkosi is committing to support one child in 2014 and will from 2015 support two children.

This is Thembi’s fascinating journey:
Thembinkosi Kenneth Ngoma completed his BA Degree in Language and Communications at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in 2007, majoring in Political Science and Communication and Media Studies. He went further and partially studied BA Honors in Linguistics from the same institution. While at varsity, he did an internship as a news reporter at Midi-TV (Etv) and also worked at the UWC’s Arts Faculty Office as a Tutor to first year students and as a Student Assistant / Secretary at the Faculty’s Recruitment Office. He also worked for Cow Africa, an international renowned public relations company that was involved in the Parliamentary Emblem Project. Thembinkosi is the co-founder of UWC’s BushTV (an on campus television station). In 2008, he was employed at the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa as a Committee Secretary and he worked with the Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology. In addition, he also served as Committee Secretary to the Ad Hoc Committee that facilitated the appointment of Advocate Thulisile Madonsela, the current Public Protector. He is currently serving on the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa as a Committee Secretary to the Portfolio Committee on Communications.

Thembi entered the “world of work” when between 1999 and 2004, he worked for the South African Reserve Bank as a National Key Point Security Official and was responsible for: monitoring CCTV cameras, guarding and patrolling, manning the main security control room and maintaining access and egress control. Prior to that, he worked as a Control Room Operator / Uniform Clerk / and Secretary to Manager at Gray Security Services, now Group4Security.