News

Golden Key Awards

In 2017 three of the Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Foundations recipients were awarded Golden Key Awards from their respective Universities, namely; Lesedi Martha Ndlovu from the University of Witwatersrand, Siyabonga Shongwe from the North-West University and Mmathapelo Maringa from the University of Witwatersrand. The Golden Key award is awarded to students in the top 15% of their academic programme. This was a pivotal moment in the above students’ lives because it proved that hard work does pay off and does not go unnoticed. This was testament to the high academic standards the Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Foundation sets. We are proud of the above students and encourage them to continue challenging themselves to be top achieving scholars.

Martha Nldovu
Siyabonga Shongwe

2019 Graduates

Thank you notes

Neville Mbulawa

Dear Mr and Mrs Mabuza

Not only did you pay for my tuition fees, but also for accommodation and meals throughout my studying period. With the economic problems that this country is facing, tuition fees are becoming expensive each and every year and in addition, a lot of students are going to campus on an empty stomach. I have personally seen students dropping out of school due to financial reasons and the lack of basic supplies. I am grateful to the Lord for bringing people like you into this world, people who are willing to share their hard earned fortune with those in need. I have learned so much from this journey, and will forever be grateful.

Kind Regards,

Neville Mbulawa Accounting graduate, Durban University of Technology, 2019
Bcom Accounting Graduate
Wits 2019

Martha Nldovu

Dear Mr and Mrs Mabuza

I hope that this note finds you well.
I received an offer letter for my post graduate qualification today. I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for believing in me and granting me an opportunity to fulfil my dreams. I cannot even begin to explain how this scholarship changed my life and university experience. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity you afforded me.

Thank you

Kind Regards,

Martha Lesedi Ndlovu
Bcom Accounting Graduate
Wits 2019

Khethiwe Kosa

Dear Mr and Mrs Mabuza

I would like to take this moment to thank you for your gracious giving. Words alone cannot describe what your assistance has done for me.
The situation at home has not been comfortable nor pleasant to live in. We are renting a backroom in Westbury, where the crime rate is high. I knew that in order to break the cycle of poverty, I had to get educated. Considering my financial situation at home, it would have been stressful for my parents to cover my university expenses (books, tuition, accommodation and meals) and still manage to maintain the household. I had applied for several bursaries with no positive response, but I kept on praying and searching.

I found out about the scholarship through my mother who saw an advertisement on Daily Sun newspaper. When I received a call that I had been awarded the scholarship, I knew that I had received my breakthrough.

The scholarship helped to lift the financial burden off my parents’ shoulders and made me study with ease knowing that all my essential needs were taken care of.

It is through your support that I am a step closer towards my dreams of becoming a Chartered Accountant, having obtained my Degree in Bachelor of Accounting. With this qualification, I am confident that I will be able to better the situation at home for my family and I. May your support not end with me, and I too, intend to lend a helping hand to others, just as you have done for me.


Kind Regards,

Khethiwe Kosa- Bachelor of Accounting, University of the Free State 2019.

Thapelo Mojela

Dear Mr and Mrs Mabuza

It has been a pleasure to be one of the beneficiaries of the Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Scholarship Foundation. Being a part of the Foundation made me feel that I have a group of people who are always ready to support me through my journey, all I had to do was focus on my studies. You helped me get my degree and I will forever be grateful for that. God bless you.

Thapelo Mojela - graduated Bsc Computer Science – University of Limpopo, 2019.