A dream deferred leads to a life of leadership and success

Olefile Masangane has achieved what he thought would be impossible Read more

I was abandoned at birth

From the time he was abandoned at birth, to when he eventually found his family, Innocent has struggled with belonging and identity. 

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I made the right choice

When her stepfather and mother got a divorce, Daniella’s life nearly fell apart. It affected her health, and all of a sudden, she had to fend for herself. Read more

Failure made me a better person

Harrington’s desire for a better life has been fight after fight, but he has hope that his future will be different. Read more

I hope to invest in myself

Thabo has had to fight to get an education, and although he has not received a ‘conventional’ education, he is gaining knowledge in other valuable ways.

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Pregnant at 17: All I wanted was to be free

Falling pregnant at age seventeen seemed to be the end of Nontokozo’s world. Her dreams had to be put on hold, and a degree seemed like a distant possibility. Read more

I used to study maths in the toilet

Rechelle's exceptional talent for mathematics and her commitment to study and persevere have put Heideveld on the map for all the right reasons.

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Living with dyslexia

A lecturer once said to me that if she were my mother she wouldn’t be wasting her money on someone like me. Read more