Meet BET Software’s “Dare To Dream” Bursary Recipients: Class of 2022

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Date: 16 June 2022
Meet BET Software’s “Dare To Dream” Bursary Recipients: Class of 2022

This youth month, BET Software celebrates its bursary recipients, as part of the Class of 2022. The bursary program, which is now in its second year, encourages eligible students – who are passionate about ICT – to dare to dream. This year’s 56 winners were chosen from all over South Africa, after a competitive selection process.

BET Software’s bursary program speaks to the longevity of the company’s CSI work, its commitment to its beneficiaries, and the employment pipeline it is creating.

Michael Collins, General Manager at BET Software, says, “The bursary program is aimed at not only facilitating students’ studies in ICT but also at providing work experience through the company’s graduate program. Once the candidates are finished studying, we absorb them into our grad program, so that they can ultimately become a part of the BET Team – this is the long-term nature of our programs. Our vision is to increase the numbers every year.”

BET Software is also proud of two special needs learners, Luqa Zondi from Open Air School, and Mlekeleli Jili from Fulton School For The Deaf, who are this year’s scholarship recipients. 

The 56 “Dare To Dream” bursary recipients are:

1. Koketso Tjeta – CTU

2. Mbali Zondi – Boston College

3. Nameshan Moonsamy – Varsity College

4. Kumiren Veagopal Naidoo – Varsity College

5. Trinity Jayd Tiratram – Varsity College

6. Avantika Devnath – Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology

7. Yuvashna Dwarika – Durban University of Technology (DUT)

8. Sade Malek – Durban University of Technology

9. Luqa Zondi – Open Air School

10. Mlekeleli Jili – Fulton School for the Deaf

11. Aviwe Kima – Belgium Campus iTversity

12. Karabo Brilliant – Richfield Graduate Institute

13. Boitumelo Makhobeng – Rosebank College

14. Kabelo Benjamin Tshehla – Richfield Graduate Institute

15. Kgothatso Given Sathekge – Richfield Graduate Institute

16. Mpho Mphishane Mola – Richfield College

17. Thato Lekoba Mabitla – Richfield Graduate Institute

18. Thuso Thabo Mohlakoana – Durban University of Technology

19. Tokelo Mathabathe – Richfield Graduate Institute

20. Tshepo Clement Comfort Mbenga – Richfield Graduate Institute

21. Wandile Mngoma – Durban University of Technology

22. Xolane Mathebula – Richfield Graduate Institute

23. Ndabenhle Sithole – Nelson Mandela University

24. Sphephelo Simphiwekahle Ndimande – Durban University of Technology

25. Pako Tumelo Baloyi – Richfield Graduate Institute

26. Sibonelo Masondo – Mancosa

27. Thembelani Zungu – Cape Peninsula University

28. Clive Khumalo – Durban University of Technology

29. Refiloe Vanessa Maditsi – Richfield Graduate Institute

30. Rekilwe Madileng – Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology

31. Slondiswa Ntshangase – Richfield Graduate Institute

32. Yamkela Qhogwana – Pearson Institute of Higher Learning

33. Anele Mchunu – University of Pretoria

34. Gratitude Kabelo Somo – Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology

35. Kelebogile Prudence Seepe – Rosebank College

36. Keneuoe Motaung – University of the Witwatersrand (WITS)

37. Letsatsi Mamabolo – Richfield Graduate Institute 

38. Lingelihle Nonceba Simphiwe Nyuswa – CTU Training Solutions Pretoria

39. Mahlako Annah Mamaregane – Richfield Graduate Institute 

40. Nosipho Majola – Rosebank College

41. Reatile Molapisi – University of Pretoria

42. Senamile Ntando Mthethwa – Durban University of Technology 

43. Lilitha Nomajama Cakwe – Nelson Mandela University

44. Luthando Mikateko Ntlemo – Rosebank College

45. Palesa Sekobi – Central University of Technology

46. Noluthando Chumbe – Nelson Mandela University

47. Nosipho Naledi Mbuyazi – Richfield Graduate Institute 

48. Nozibusiso Mncwango – Richfield Graduate Institute 

49. Nthabeleng Molepo – Richfield Graduate Institute 

50. Okuhle Mpantsha – Nelson Mandela University

51. Omphemetse Magdeline Montoedi – Richfield Graduate Institute 

52. Phindile Busisiwe Zikalala – Rosebank College

53. Phindile Welheminah Mlangeni – Richfield Graduate Institute 

54. Asanda Mehlo – UNISA

55. Ntokozo Magwaza – Nelson Mandela University

56. Kutlwano Ralehlaka – University of the Witwatersrand (WITS)

57. Mahlatse Fothane – Central University of Technology 

58. Dimakatso Precious Lawrence – Richfield Graduate Institute 

Education is one of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are an urgent call for action by all countries, developed and developing, to recognise that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies. In line with this, Michael Collins, General Manager at BET Software, adds, “BET Software believes in equal and inclusive education, and through our bursary programme, we are ensuring that this constitutional promise becomes a reality. We hope this support enables these bright young minds to soar to even greater heights. We look forward to witnessing their continued success.”

Thuso Thabo Mohlakoana, a recipient doing the final year of his Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology degree at the Durban Institute of Technology (DUT), says, “My career goal is to become a business intelligence analyst, because I want to use my tech skills to come up with innovative solutions to problems faced by companies. I am thankful for BET Software’s financial support. Growing up in a less privileged community has made me realise the value of education.”

Noluthando Chumbe, another recipient, pursuing an Advanced Diploma in Information Technology at the Nelson Mandela University, adds, “I applied for the “Dare To Dream” bursary because of the prestigious company behind it. It is an absolute honour to be part of a family that designs, creates, and feeds on innovation.”

ENDS

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