Sitembele James – Success Story

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. I completed the junior degree in record time and then enrolled for B.Com Honours (Accounting) in 2010 and didn’t pass but I passed it last year (2011). Thuthuka Bursary Fund and the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation paid for my studies at tertiary level. I am now a Junior Lecturer at NMMU School of Accounting, assisting lecturing Taxation, Auditing and Management Accounting. I am on my way to SAICA’s prestigious CA (SA) designation. I have passed my Part 1 SAICA board exam which I wrote on the 25/26 January 2012. I am one exam away from being a Chartered Accountant. In 2013 & 2014 I will be completing articles with Deloitte.