My name is Nkgodisheng Kekana, I am a village girl from Limpopo Zebediela. My background never discouraged me from believing in my dreams and working hard to achieve them.
While in matric I knew that I wanted to study at Wits, but there was one major factor I was not paying much detail to “FEES”. I was self-funding in my first year and that was the toughest year both academically and financially. Thanks to Komatsu Development Trust through Career Wise I was offered a bursary in my second year.
Things changed for the better, my grades improved as that financial burden was lightened. I am grateful for Career Wise and Komatsu for the support, encouragement and motivation to keep pushing.
Today I hold an honours degree in mining engineering from Wits and it wouldn’t have been easy had I not been offered the opportunity to study knowing that my fees are taken care of.