Botlhale Mabatshidi Nong (Tsogo 1986)

Botlhale Mabatshidi Nong (Tsogo 1986)

Alumni Profile of Botlhale Mabatshidi Nong

I started at Tsogo High School, in Std. 6, in 1982 and matriculated in 1986.I had a number of nicknames while there. was called “die ou boemelaar” (the old bag/homeless person) from this Afrikaans fictional piece we read in Ms Letebele’s class – because I carried a HUGE green bag with ALL my books and dictionaries, a thesauraus (English, Afrikaans and Setswana) and Bible in it. I was also called BoMaNo (the first two letters of my names). Even though I now have a degree in Sports Science, I did not participate in a lot of sporting activities except for karate, which was offered for a few months in the middle years of my time at Tsogo and drum majorettes, which ALL female students were forced to join – I hated this so much! It seemed to me that all the people participating in the major and most popular sports offered (netball, soccer, volleyball etc) were some of the most popular people at school – and I was not one of those. I did a bit of debating, theater and music (but these faded out pretty much as soon as they started). Our librarian started a few interesting “book and reading circle” type of activities that I also participated

Much earlier I did my Sub A in Meadowlands, Soweto, Johannesburg and the rest of primary and middle school at: Lesego Primary School and then Tswelelang Middle School in Zone 4, Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria

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