Where are they now -former students making is proud.

I am Simbulele Nelani, I grew up in Alicedale. I completed both primary and high school at Hendrick Kanise Combined School.

In 2017 I matriculated with a Bachelor Pass with distinctions in Tourism and Life Orientation.  In 2018 I was accepted to study at Rhodes University, Pursuing a Bachelor of arts degree majoring in Journalism, Media Studies and Organizational Psychology.

I finished my degree in 2021 and was conferred in 2022, 7th of April. The plans I have for the future are to work in a company where I can continue to grow and learn, and be able to utilize my media practitioner skills. I also plan into having my own production company-so I can create more job opportunities for others..

The motivation for learners- Listen to your teachers, because they want nothing but the best for you, believe in yourselves.

Where are they now – former student Zinzi Bikani

This is my story:

ZinZi Bikani (24 year old) born in Cape Town, my parents moved to Worcester when I was 1 or 2 years. I grew up in Worcester with my family. I did my primary school in Worcester and then I completed my High school in Alicedale at Hendrik Kanise Combined school.

After high school I applied for interior Design since I love designing and decorating. My application was not accepted . My high school mentor Miss Arnold made me love tourism so I decided to apply for tourism management or events management but my main focus was Tourism. In 2018 I started my studies and completed my National Diploma (4 year Program) in Cape Peninsula University of Technology .
In 2019 while I was studying I was working for City Sightseeing Bus head office in call center marketing.
The year 2020 came Covid, I was only studying. I am an entrepreneur, hard work and employment was my focus area.
Last year 2021 July I did an internship for 6 months, I was working for V&A Waterfront Head Office as a marketing intern. It wasn’t that tough working in marketing department as I was studying in the field of tourism. This year 2022 I was employed as a Marketing co-ordinator of V&A Waterfront head Office.
I’m currently continuing studying advanced Diploma in Tourism Management (BTech . So I’m working full time and studying.
My plans for the future  -I’m planning to study again next year another Advance diploma in Risk Management (Btech). My dream job is working as executive manager of risk management.

My advice for our younger generation, trust the process and challenge yourself in everything you do. Motivate yourself.

Have fun but limit yourself, don’t be pressured by friends and competition, work on bettering yourself for your future.