From failing Grade 11 to mining engineer, meet Thabiso Motha

From failing Grade 11 to mining engineer, meet Thabiso Motha

- Thabiso Motha nearly failed Grade 11, obtaining just 30% in an algebra test at the Dimension Data Saturday School

- Motha dedicated himself to his school work and with the help of the Saturday School, he succeeded above expectations

- In fact, Motha secured seven distinctions in matric and it opened tertiary education doors for him, today he holds an engineering degree and has dedicated his Saturdays to helping the school

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Thabiso Motha was failing Grade 11 when he decided to dedicate himself towards his studies. With the help of Dimension Data Saturday School, Motha matriculated with seven distinctions, paving the way for a tertiary degree.

Motha received a bursary from Dimension Data and went on pursue a BSc degree in Mining Engineering at Wits University, Briefly.co.za learned.

From failing grade 11 to mining engineer, meet Thabiso Motha

From failing grade 11 to mining engineer, meet Thabiso Motha. Photo credit: supplied.
Source: UGC

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Motha has since decided to help young people as he was helped when he was still in high school. He now tutors Computer Studies at the Saturday School and is also participating in Dimension Data’s Graduate Accelerator Programme.

From failing grade 11 to mining engineer, meet Thabiso Motha

Shakes Makgalemane, the head of Dimension Data Saturday School. Photo credit: Supplied
Source: UGC

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The Dimension Data Saturday School is the brainchild of Grant Bodley and it has successfully tutored thousands of students over the past 25 years.

Subjects offered include, among others, maths, science, coding, leadership and entrepreneurial training, GoodThingsGuy reported.

From failing grade 11 to mining engineer, meet Thabiso Motha

Dimension Data Saturday School pupils. Photo credit: supplied.
Source: UGC

Dimension Data contributes to the growth of the economy with their Enterprise Development Programme.

"Nkululeko Silimela’s company, NKUSI-IT, has gone from strength-to-strength through its symbiotic relationship with Dimension Data. He says some of the biggest challenges as a start-up are premises and infrastructure. Through their partnership with Dimension Data, they now have offices close by to Dimension Data campus in upmarket Bryanston, where expert advice is but a coffee away," SAINC said.
From failing grade 11 to mining engineer, meet Thabiso Motha

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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