A call to MTN: this unpaid teacher delivered, now it’s your turn

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A call to MTN: this unpaid teacher delivered, now it’s your turn

Mr Kubheka taught science for six months with no pay and still produced a 100% pass rate with six distinctions

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This week, MTN sponsored the announcement of the 2020 matric results. Today, I would like to call upon MTN – and any other SA corporate that wants to align itself with genuine leadership – to sponsor Sizwe Kubheka.

Kubheka’s story didn’t dominate the front pages, perhaps because it doesn’t involve corruption or violence, but it deserved to be read by every South African who is starting to give up hope, to remind them of who we still might be one day.

A qualified mechanical engineer, Kubheka struggled to find work in his chosen field, no doubt a severe blow to his confidence and desire to interact with the world. And yet instead of retreating, he reached out, offering his services as an untrained but clearly excellent teacher of physical sciences at Thokoza High School in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal...

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