Kgotlaetsile comes from Batlhoros in the Northern Cape. Both his parents are deceased and the only income comes from his older sister who gets a child support grant for her two children. After completing his senior certificate in 2004, Kgotlaetsile went on to work as a labourer for two years, trying to help her sister.
African Scholars’ Fund assisted him in January 2007 where he attended Kathu campus and successfully completed his N4 with very good marks. His positive outlook and will to succeed soon got him employed and he is now training as a Diesel Mechanic at Barloworld Equipment. Well done Kgotlaetsile!