SUCCESS STORIES

01

Mbali Kubheka - Graduate Trainee Investment Banker

Born in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape and the only graduate in her family, Mbali received a full scholarship for high school from the Kay Mason Foundation. Through hard work and the support of the foundation, Mbali has gone on to achieve and experience:

• Selection for a student exchange to Italy
• The Shell Bursary to Stellenbosch University
• Member of the Golden Key Honours Society

Mbali is now a Graduate Trainee Investment Banker at one of Africa’s biggest banks. She is also the only woman on the team and the youngest member.

02

Shareefah Smith - Architect

Shareefah attended South Peninsula High School on a full bursary from the Kay Mason Foundation. This support enabled her to attend the prestigious University of Cape Town where she studied architecture.
Shareefah’s work has been featured in Digest 21 of South African Architecture and she focuses her work on creating effective housing solutions for all South Africans.

03

Ziyana Miche Lategan - MA Political Studies

Ziyana received the Kay Mason Foundation Scholarship in her second year at Livingstone High School. Thereafter she gave back to the KMF by mentoring younger scholars. Ziyana then attended the University of Cape Town where she achieved:

• A BA in Politics and Philosphy
• Honours in Justice and Transformation
• The AW Mellon Scholarship
• MA Political Studies
• NRF Master’s Innovation Scholarship

04

Cameron Cupido - MA Visual Studies

Cameron was awarded the Kay Mason Foundation Scholarship in 2002 and completed her schooling at the distinguished St Cyprian’s.
She was awarded a merit bursary at Stellenbosch University where she has achieved a BA, Honours and Masters degree in Visual Arts.
Cameron now contributes to South African art through illustration. She recently completed a children’s book, Lucy’s Dream, which explains issues of South Africa’s political and social history.

05

Siyamthemba Mrawli - MBA Business Science

Siyamthemba was the first male scholar to be awarded the Kay Mason Foundation bursary and completed his schooling at the esteemed South African College School.
He graduated from the University of Cape Town with a degree in social sciences, majoring in International Politics, Economic History and Industrial Sociology.
He was then granted a scholarship to study a MBA at Blackburn University in the UK, which he completed cum laude in 2013.
He was further awarded a full bursary to do a Master’s degree in Business Science at one of the top UK universities, which he also completed cum laude.

01

Mbali Kubheka - Graduate Trainee Investment Banker

Born in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape and the only graduate in her family, Mbali received a full scholarship for high school from the Kay Mason Foundation. Through hard work and the support of the foundation, Mbali has gone on to achieve and experience:

• Selection for a student exchange to Italy
• The Shell Bursary to Stellenbosch University
• Member of the Golden Key Honours Society

Mbali is now a Graduate Trainee Investment Banker at one of Africa’s biggest banks. She is also the only woman on the team and the youngest member.

02

Shareefah Smith - Architect

Shareefah attended South Peninsula High School on a full bursary from the Kay Mason Foundation. This support enabled her to attend the prestigious University of Cape Town where she studied architecture.
Shareefah’s work has been featured in Digest 21 of South African Architecture and she focuses her work on creating effective housing solutions for all South Africans.

03

Ziyana Miche Lategan - MA Political Studies

Ziyana received the Kay Mason Foundation Scholarship in her second year at Livingstone High School. Thereafter she gave back to the KMF by mentoring younger scholars. Ziyana then attended the University of Cape Town where she achieved:

• A BA in Politics and Philosphy
• Honours in Justice and Transformation
• The AW Mellon Scholarship
• MA Political Studies
• NRF Master’s Innovation Scholarship

04

Cameron Cupido - MA Visual Studies

Cameron was awarded the Kay Mason Foundation Scholarship in 2002 and completed her schooling at the distinguished St Cyprian’s.
She was awarded a merit bursary at Stellenbosch University where she has achieved a BA, Honours and Masters degree in Visual Arts.
Cameron now contributes to South African art through illustration. She recently completed a children’s book, Lucy’s Dream, which explains issues of South Africa’s political and social history.

03

Siyamthemba Mrawli - MBA Business Science

Siyamthemba was the first male scholar to be awarded the Kay Mason Foundation bursary and completed his schooling at the esteemed South African College School.
He graduated from the University of Cape Town with a degree in social sciences, majoring in International Politics, Economic History and Industrial Sociology.
He was then granted a scholarship to study a MBA at Blackburn University in the UK, which he completed cum laude in 2013.
He was further awarded a full bursary to do a Master’s degree in Business Science at one of the top UK universities, which he also completed cum laude.