Joy as poor pupil gets bursary

EXCITED: Top matriculant Mandisa Nene receives a cheque from Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya while her mother Sibongile looks on. Pic. Thuli Dlamini. 14/01/2010. © Sowetan.
EXCITED: Top matriculant Mandisa Nene receives a cheque from Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya while her mother Sibongile looks on. Pic. Thuli Dlamini. 14/01/2010. © Sowetan.

TEARS of joy flowed in Umlazi K section in Durban when Mandisa Nene was awarded a bursary by a local bank and businesspeople

TEARS of joy flowed in Umlazi K section in Durban when Mandisa Nene was awarded a bursary by a local bank and businesspeople

Nene, who is from a poor home, attended Menzi High School. She achieved distinctions in English, IsiZulu, accounting, business studies, economics, mathematics, life orientation and a B in mathematics paper three.

Ithala development bank has offered her a R85000 bursary a year for three years to study for a BCom degree. The bursary will cover accommodation, tuition fees and books. On completion of her studies the bank will offer her a job.

Jeenah supermarket will also give groceries worth R1000 a month for a year to her family, while the eThekwini municipality has offered to build a house for the family .

The bursary was handed to her by Minister for Women, Children and Persons with Disability Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya, local ANC leadership and Ithala bank chief executive Sipho Shabalala.

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