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.

The final address was by Tsogo’s Representative Council of Learners (RCL) President Mr. Morne Sibanyoni(Grade 12)  who gave a short inspiring talk urging his fellow students to use the day productively and learn from all presenters. To paraphrase his words – “…we are hungry and these guys are here to feed us! Let’s take this food – let’s feed our knowledge and be full!”

Thank you to all institutions  and presenters who took their time to visit Tsogo to educate and inspire our learners.  Thank you for all the gifts, brochures and other material. Finally – thank you to all LEARNERS, ALUMNI, DONORS AND VENDORS FOR MAKING OUR EXPO A GREAT SUCCESS…!


Thank you to the following participating institutions, companies and presenters:

Academic Institutions

  • University of Limpopo (MEDUNSA campus) – represented by Mr. Collins Mangena
  • University of Johannesburg – represented by Mr. Lesego Legoete
  • University of Pretoria (Admissions Office) – represented by Mr. Rirhandzu Golele
  • University of the Witwatersrand – represented by Mrs. Yvonne Kekana
  • Damelin – represented by Ms. Merlin September
  • Midrand Graduate Institute – represented by Mr. Jerome Rainier
  • Rosebank College – represented by Mr. M. Rasekgala

Companies and other Institutions:

  • Webber Wentzel Attorneys (Law & Legal Services)represented by Mr. Realeboga Tshetlo
  • The Constitutional Court of South Africa (Constitutional Law) – represented by Mr. Mlungisi Mahlangu
  • Harmonic Hues (Printing & Publishing)  – represented by Mrs. Noosie Petlele & Mrs. Zodwa Matseke
  • SAP (Information Systems & Technology) – represented by Mr. Moses Mokgoko
  • Gijima Ast (Information Systems & Technology) – represented by Mr. Shaun Rorke & Ms. Christine du Toit
  • IBM (Information Systems & Technology) – represented by Mrs. Lekgole Diale

Thank you to the following donors and participating institutions, companies and presenters:

  • Allan Gray Orbis Foundation (Study  Bursaries & Entrepreneurship) – represented by Ms. Lopang Molope
  • Xabiso Chartered Accountants (Accounting & Auditing)–represented by Ms. Kgaugelo Mahlangu & colleagues
  • Stanlib Asset Management (Investment Management) – represented by Mr. Thabo Ncalo
  • Stats S.A. (Statistics) – represented by Mr. Kevin Parry
  • CSIR (Procurement) – represented by Mr. Prince Kotu
  • S.A. Agency for Science & Technology Advancement – Material Support
  • Mr. Pono Mogoera – Studies and Careers in Science & Engineering

Financial donations and material support:

  • Alumni Executive members for financial and other donations.
  • All represented companies for brochures, booklets, banners, gifts and other material support.
  • The alumni society supports the MySchool initiative and used the day to urge all alumni, parents, teachers and presenters who attended the expo to sign up for the campaign and support Tsogo High School. We are pleased that about 8 attendees signed up for the MySchool card supporting Tsogo H.School on the day.

Academic & Study Presentations

1.University of Johannesburg
Student Admissions – Mr. Lesego Legoete (Student Advisor)

2.University of Limpopo (MEDUNSA Campus)
School of Medicine – Mr. Collins Mangena (Marketing & Communications: Schools Liaison)

3.University of Pretoria
Study options and Admission Requirements – Mr. Rirhandzu Golele (Senior Student Advisor)

4.University of the Witwatersrand
Study options and Admission Requirements – Mrs. Yvonne Kekana (Senior Student Advisor)

5.Damelin (Menlyn)

Ms. Merlin September – Schools Marketer

6.Midrand Graduate Institute
Study options and Admission Requirements – Mr. Jerome Rainier (Student Advisor)

7.Rosebank College
Study options and Admission Requirements – Mr. Rasekgala

Career Presentations

1.Webber Wentzel Attorneys
Careers in Law and Legal Services – Mr. Realeboga Tshetlho

2.The Constitutional Court of S.A
Careers in Law & the Role of the Constitutional Court – Mr. Mlungisi Mahlangu

3.Hammonic Hues Investments
Printing & Publishing – Mrs. N. Petlele (1978 alumna) and Mrs. Z. Matseke (1978 alumna)

Careers in Information Systems & Consulting – Mr. Moses Mokgoko (1998 alumnus)

5.Gijima AST
Careers in Information Systems & Technology – Mr. Shaun Rorke & Ms Christine du Toit

6.Xabiso Chartered Accountants
Careers in Accounting – Kgaugelo Mahlangu (1997 alumna) and colleagues

7.STANLIB Asset Management
Careers in Investment/Asset Management – Mr. Thabo Ncalo (Investment Analyst)  – 1997 alumnus

8.Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Careers in Procurement & Supply Chain Management – Mr. Prince Kotu (1997 alumnus)

9.S.A. Agency for Science & Technology Advancement
Material Support

10.Statistics S.A.
Careers in Statistics – Mr. Kevin Parry (Marketing Division) and Bongiwe Masabalala

More Presentations…

Careers in Information Systems and Technology – Mrs. Lekgole Diale (1997 alumna) and colleagues

12.Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Schools Liaison Officer – Ms. Lopang Molope

Services Rendered

  • Thank you to all the vendors who provided (paid) services during the expo for going the extra mile and assisting with setting up the equipment.
  • Thank you to Mr. Charles Sekole for providing transport services  with his bakkie.

On a lighter note……

Messages & Feedback from Tsogo Learners
From our Registration desk and Facebook:

Career Day was a success and I’d like to personally thank you and the rest of the alumni that took part in making it happen. Keep up the good work.”
Cheers! Refilwe (Grade 12)
… but you didn’t have someone from the Military & Police Force  (Grade 11)
Thanx again for the wondaful day…im prety much sure evry1 loved it.it realy is motivating to see people who are nt deluding themslvs bwt their ancestors succes do their thing,people who stand up nd fyt 4 wat dy bliv in.it has realy been a gr8 day nd we are very gr8tful.Morne (Grade 12)
Wow….!! Id lyk 2 show ma gratitUdE 4 a gr8 Career expo:-) it was so mOtivating nd gave alot of information nd it awso enc0uraged me 2 work hard nd awl…. ThankoO 2 evry1 wu madE da day a sucCesS. Boipelo
It was a good day but I wish you had someone to speak about careers in Psychology … will you please organise for us? (Grade 12)

Wat a dy! Tnx 2 da Tsogo Alumni! Gopolang

Thank you for your support!
Tsogo Alumni 4th Annual Careers Expo – 25th March 2010