Nkogatse’s pen is a mighty sword

JANE-FURSE

 

Encountering the literacy entrepreneur Sam Nkogatse might be one of those occasions of admiring a promising young hustler on the rise. In his early twenties Nkogatse is already a publisher, radio producer and presenter and director of both Strongmind Production in Writing (Pty) Ltd and Samnko Books (Pty) Ltd which specialise in publishing and book distribution. He is the author of the best-selling title, The Black Man in White People’s Yard, which was published in 2014. He is the founder and chairperson of Samnko Education Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that aims at empowering and developing young people.

 

It deals with social issues and its solution driven, thus incorporating social entrepreneurship in response to problems faced by the communities. He is also involved in literature activism for which he donates 10% of royalty fees on each book he sold. The funds are channeled to worthy educational causes and he is actively raising funds for the organisation. At the organisation he runs projects such as career exhibitions, business seminars, health campaigns and other programmes relating to making a difference. Recently he was instrumental in running the Donate-A-Box campaign which is the charity project to give toiletry parcels in December annually. Nkogatse calls for donations such as deodorants, body lotion, bath soaps, tooth paste and brush and sanitary pads for ladies. He is from the village of Kliphuwel village in Zebediela, Limpopo Province. He was born on 06 of August 1990 and he outpaced his age when coming to writing and community development track record.

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COMPANY BACKGROUND Sekhukhune Times was founded in 2015 for the purpose of providing Sekhukhune community and businesses with quality news. The business is operated within the Sekhukhune district municipality which consist of four municipality namely Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality, Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality, Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality and Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality . Sekhukhune Times help the readers to become aware of their surroundings from social life, to the news happening in the community and also not forgetting what’s happening on the outside world’ it brings you all the news in a convenient and simple language that community can understand and It is released every Thursday and distributed through various mine, shops, , pubiic institutions and in schools. Complimentary copies are distributed to advertisers. The publication is also available online www.sekhukhunetimes.co.za Sekhukhune Times bring you all the news you need to know about the community, events coming up, speeches and also some tips on surviving student life as well as anything which you feel could be beneficial to students voicing out their opinions. MISSION . To became a cross border publication that will link young people from all corners of the world. . To became a source of information to the youth and community in general. .To became a tool for businesses big and small to market their products. .To serve as a communication tool for businesses, government, school and communities in general. .To offer jobs to young people and thus participate in eradicating unemployment, which is a major contributor to increase in crime, AIDS and poverty in our communities. .Provide auxiliary services such as printing, layout and design and photography for other institutions. . Sekhukhune Times is committed to providing the client with a quality product at competitive price within schedule. . At all time we will address and service the customers, requirements, comply with specifications, standards and technical requirements, act ethically and with dignity

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