JUST SOME OF THE IMPACT  WE HAVE MADE

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

02

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

05

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

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.

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A word of thanks to us

Finally we have embarked on 2017.

A Happy New Year to all the Kay Mason Foundation Staff and their families. I hope your year will be prosperous and filled with love and joy.

My year started with much excitement – on the 3rd January, I passed my learners test and two days later 5th January I collected my matric results.

As I walked into the foyer area at my school to collect my results, I was shocked to see my name on the Top Achievers List for Matric 2016 which was displayed in the foyer.

My eyes filled with tears as I read through every name displayed on the board. I placed 21st in my grade with a 76.4% pass. Once I was handed my results, I discovered that I had passed with 2 distinctions, 4 bachelors and 1 C (a B pass).

I was overwhelmed with joy and tears filled my eyes as I read through my results. “I did it”, was the first words out of my mouth. Many teachers believed that I would not make it, but I was able to prove them wrong. Despite many obstacles, I persevered and never took my eyes off my dream and goal ie. Passing Matric.

My family was overwhelmed with my results and my grandparents were able to see their first grandchild matriculate. It was a day filled with tears of joy and relief.

All of this would not have been possible without the support and help from the Kay Mason Foundation. The KMF truly guided me on my journey to success and were my support structure in everything.

I am grateful and hope that one day I am able to give back to the KMF or impact on another student’s life.

Heartfelt thank you.

Amy Fredericks

Matric 2016, Camps Bay High

The holidays at the end of 2016 were great especially since I was done with high school. Just before Christmas I was blessed to receive an email saying that I’ll receive a bursary from NSFAS for university. As one can imagine my mom and I were thrilled to hear the news.

When the new year came I was super excited to see what 2017 will bring; especially the Matric results week. All my friends were nervous including my mom and me. But thankfully all of the Camps Bay High School Matric students of 2016 passed and there was an 80% bachelor’s pass rate.
I’m very happy to also say that I made 18th in the grade with an average of 77.3%. I also received 3 distinctions, which I was really happy about.

My mom is very proud of me for my achievements in the year 2016. I’m also very proud with what I have achieved in a variety of aspects in my life.
I also achieved my first black belt in karate. I’m also going to boot camp for the ARTS and hopefully this will be a great step in following my dreams.

Again I want to thank the KMF for everything that you have helped me with in terms of personal growth, encouragement, leadership, confidence and of course academic performance. THANK YOU.
Thank you to the donors who have helped and supported me and the KMF. I’m so humbled for your contributions and investments in our lives. I hope you’re proud. THANK YOU.
Thank you all for the journey and as I start a new chapter in my life I hope that I can continue to make the KMF proud!

Siphosethu Fanti

Matric 2016

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