Tsogo Alumni Society

Tsogo High/Secondary School Alumni – NPO Registration No.053-952-NPO

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Fulbright South Africa Applications open 2012

Fulbright Scholarship

The Fulbright South Africa Post-Graduate Studies Program will be accepting applications for the 2013-14 U.S. academic year until April 20, 2012. This program provides South Africans the opportunity to pursue Master’s or Ph.D. degrees at U.S. academic institutions. South African Ph.D. students can also use this program for a one-year nondegree program to conduct research and/or take courses at a U.S. academic institution. The program is open to South African residents and permanent residents who have a four year Bachelor degree or Honours degree for the Master’s program or a Master’s degree for the Doctoral program. The study grants are competitive and awarded for a period of two years. For more information, please contact Mareka Chabedi at ChabediMM@state.gov or visit our website at http://southafrica.usembassy.gov/postgraduate.html

Goldman Sachs-GIBS 10,000 Women Certificate Programme for Women Entrepreneurs


Goldman Sachs launched the 10,000 Women programme in March 2008. It is a $100 million, five-year campaign to foster greater shared economic growth by providing 10,000 underserved women around the world with a business and management education. The programme is founded on research conducted by Goldman Sachs, the World Bank, and others which suggests that this kind of investment can have a significant impact on GDP growth.  Research also suggests that such an investment in women can have a significant multiplier effect that leads not only to increased revenues and more employees for businesses, but also healthier, better-educated families, and ultimately more prosperous communities. 10,000 Women is coordinated in local markets by a network of more than 80 academic and NGO partners. More than thirty of the world’s leading business schools are participating in 10,000 Women, including seven of the top ten.

In South Africa, 10,000 Women is managed and delivered by the Gordon Institute of Business Science. By the end of 2013, the school will provide 300 underserved female entrepreneurs with a business and management training delivered by leading faculty and industry specialists. This will be supported by mentorship, networking events, community dialogues and business advisory that will enable the women to grow their businesses.

Applications are now open for the first cohort of fifty women who will begin the programme in March 2012. Classroom sessions will take place at the GIBS Inner City Campus.

Click here to download the application form
Click here
to download brochure

Go to original website: http://www.gibs.co.za/default.aspx?pid=2232&stepid=1&oid=401847

Tsogo Alumni: A final Message for 2010, A great beginning for 2011

Dear Fellow Alumni and Current Tsogo Learners

Allow us to wish you the best as you wrap up 2010. We also wish the Matrics the best of luck with their results. We hope their hard work has paid off. For all of those who have graduated in 2010 and have now moved on to the next stage in their lives we also wish them luck in their coming adventures. To all Alumni we wish that 2010 was what you expected it to be but we compel you to look forward to 2011 as a year when you yourself will surpass your own expectations.

As the Tsogo Directory Team, let us be first to say that this has been a great year. We grew our reach to Alumni as well as collaborated well with the Alumni Society. We wish to encourage all alumni to look for a space where they can fit in within the Alumni Society. The current executive committee of the Alumni Society is made up of:

  • Chairperson:  Ms. Motlalepula Phakedi
  • Deputy Chairperson: Mr. Pono Mogoera
  • Treasurer:  Mr. Malebo Chadi
  • SecretaryMr. Thabo Ncalo
  • Events Co-coordinators:  Mr. Botshelo Letswalo &  Mr. Kabelo Modikwe
  • Project Co-ordinators:  Mr. Moses Mokgoko  &  Mr. Prince Kotu
  • Additional Exec Member:  Ms. Thabiso Mokwena

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The Alumni Wiki – We need you to make it work

Tsogo Alumni Wiki

Tsogo Alumni Wiki

We have been building up the Alumni Wiki the last few months. So we thought we should actually have a proper introduction to it. We wish for the Wiki to be a section where alumni can collaborate in information gathering and sharing.  For example, we have a number of alumni who send out a lot of bursary and scholarship information. We try to collect all of this information and put it 1 place. In the past we used to put this information on the Learner Page, now we are moving it to the Wiki so that it can easily be updated and changed if need be. Alumni will still be able to send the emails and the Directory Team as well as other Alumni will be able to update the Wiki pages easily. We aim to add another dimension to all the work we and the Alumni Society has done in allowing online collaboration and also encouraging alumni to communicate with each other across generations and location.

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4th Annual career and study expo report.

Tsogo Alumni


Careers & Study Expo

Thursday, 25th March 2010

Tsogo Secondary School – Mmakau Village

Tsogo Alumni 4th Annual Careers & Study Expo
Thursday 25th March 2010

Report By Thabo Ncalo

The first quarter in 2010 has been a productive one for the alumni society. We’re glad to report that our 4th Annual Expo was a great success! This year we managed to host  7 academic institutions and  12 companies / organisations and exposed all Tsogo Grade 9 to 12 learners (approximately 400 learners) to a range of careers and study fields.

In true Tsogo tradition the event opened with some melodic singing and prayer at assembly followed by a welcome address from Mr. Assi (school principal) . He welcomed all guests and alumni  – and especially Mr. Thema  who is the Circuit Manager (Bojanala Region) in the Department of Education.

The welcome address was followed by  a brief address by Mr. Thabo Ncalo (Alumni society secretary) who spoke about the role of alumni at Tsogo and the importance of instilling a culture of giving-back. He urged the learners to “be inquisitive” and ask many questions as possible – both on the day and generally in life.

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