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Penny Penny sings about education

By Victor Hlungwani | 2012-04-02 07:36:46.0 | COMMENTS [ 24 ]

SHANGAAN disco star Eric "Penny Penny" Nkovani has launched a career guidance campaign to help Grade 12 pupils in Limpopo.

At the weekend, the flamboyant Nkovani held a career exhibition at Matsambu High School at Nkurhi outside Giyani, where he invited experts from various fields to talk to the pupils.

The targeted fields included aviation, chemical engineering, town planning, mining engineering, food technology, geology and biotechnology.

"I invited experts from South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (Saasta) to guide our pupils about the fields with most needed skills. My worry is that most of our pupils, especially from rural areas, are not exposed to career guidance."

Nkovani said his initiative was aimed at reducing the skills shortage in the country.

He said he would be travelling abroad to raise money for poor pupils who cannot afford tertiary education.

Nkovani, who is now a councillor at July Mawere ward in the Greater Giyani Municipality, never went to school because of his poor background.

He was at one stage a homeless cleaner at Shandel recording company in Johannesburg.

He hit the limelight in the 1990s after releasing his hit single Shaka Bundu.

Saasta science education manager Dr Jabulani Nukeri commended Nkovani for trying to assist rural pupils.

"As Saasta our mandate is to go around the country to educate our pupils about the importance of choosing good careers," said Nukeri.

One of the pupils who attended the exhibition, Rifumo Mavasa, said she was very grateful to Saasta and the musician for exposing them to the various career fields.


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Aaaahhh you are really Papa Penny...ahheeeee.

2012-04-02 07:46:56.0 | 0 replies

I wonder what bra size he wears.

2012-04-03 12:33:50.0 | 0 replies

Where is Malo a Botsheba, a singer also from Limpopo who went back to school to finish matric? Did he finally complete?
Ag that one ...he is my neighbour i saw him over the weekend ......Penny is also seeking lime-
light after he fall out of it !!

2012-04-03 12:35:45.0 | 0 replies

big up papa penny

2012-04-03 12:55:45.0 | 0 replies

Good job Mr Counsellor. and I hope your NEW album will be a hit. I know working with BRO Joe Shirimani will brings you back to where you belong.

2012-04-03 13:44:53.0 | 0 replies

Thats very appeciated but musician come councillor is a sign of hunger!

2012-04-03 14:32:48.0 | 0 replies

Nkovani, who is now a councillor at July Mawere ward in the Greater Giyani Municipality, never went to school because of his poor background.
I also want to be a councillor

2012-04-03 15:26:54.0 | 0 replies

Mr Nkovani take note that Makomba Ndlela Youth Empowerment Organisation provided SAASTA with professionals from different fields you mentioned, SAASTA dont have experts.

2012-04-03 19:13:09.0 | 0 replies

yaa he is getting old now, no more ahee papa peny. he must focus on politics

2012-04-04 09:41:24.0 | 0 replies
2012-04-05 12:09:00.0 | 0 replies

If he comes back, i think a t-shirt will work this time around.

2012-04-11 13:40:26.0 | 0 replies