After being called to the podium following a brief introduction by Ms Caroline Mahlare, the academic activist and author Mr Mafule Learnmore Moswane vouched to make sure that the investment by Standard Bank on the class of 2018 and generations to follow does not go in vain. He said he will do this by ensuring that every student from Sekhukhune District through Mamone Science Centre is supported for economic success.
“We are the dreams of our parents. We must never let them down, if something great is to happen – it’s up to you. Not completing this promising academy journey on a high note will be a great injustice to the dreams of our ancestors” said Moswane
“Addressing you today is an opportunity to impart the best skills for you to fulfil your generational mission of defeating poverty in your families. I am convinced that I am talking to the greatest generation of our time. All we need to do is gather energy and resources to seize future opportunities. You must be skilled and not just become a tool in the industries in the future. I urge in the words of Mogaga ye mogolo Eskia Mphahlele who said ‘Grow in knowledge and the power to use it’” concluded Moswane
Mafule Morelearn Moswane is a Geography and Environmental Studies Masters’ student from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is also the 2016 ASRI Future Leaders Fellow, He is the founder and President of Seetja Holdings, co-founder and director of Faculty of Best Advisory (FBA). He holds Bechelor of Science in Archaeology and Geography, as well as Honours in Geography, Environmental Policy Development, Food Security and Environmental Sustainability from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Among his writings is Katriba and Other Untold Stories as well as the highly recommended ‘A Learners Guide to Academic Success’ which is an inspirational and motivational guide book for school learners in primary and secondary school. Moswane describes the guide as the best companion for high school learners from Grade 8 all the way to Grade 12.
“The book is a useful tool for teachers and parents as they can read and share the message with their learners/children” says Moswane
Mafule is passionate about education and spends most of his time participating and running FBA projects such as career guidance, motivation sessions and mentorship in high school and tertiary institutions in South Africa. Mafule has visited many schools across South Africa to encourage the culture of reading and academic excellence to thousands of learners as a way to help young people access higher levels of education.
“Our organisation Faculty of Best Advisory (FBA) has adopted schools and catapult them into best performing centres that gives learners access to post-school opportunities. It is for this reason that this book was written, to reach out to many young people of South African who need an inspirational voice. This inspirational and motivational guide book is a must read for all learners in South Africa who aim for nothing less than academic success” added Moswane
In his book ‘Katrina and Other Untold Stories’ the Thabampshe author infuses morally neutral non-fictional, fictional, comical, inspirational, socio-economic and political stories put together in a single collection. Moswane draws fun from challenging conventional wisdom by offering a different perspective through the stories narrated in a unique and interesting style. According to him this written rendition is the first of its own kind to afford a reader to engage on complex debates delivered through unconventional manner.
“In Katrina and Other Untold Stories I go to the depth of exposing the reader to ideologies which include patriarchy, feminism, sexism, class struggle, African belief systems, Christianity, and indigenous knowledge among others. This significant contribution to African literature is written in the context of Africa. The readership will not only be captivated by the stories, they will also be empowered, liberated and intellectually stimulated to the core. I believe the language used in the book is easy to understand even for first time readers” explained Moswane