Alumni Success Stories: Siyamthemba Mrwali

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Siyamthemba Mrawli of SACS matriculated in 2005 through the Kay Mason Foundation Scholarship and became a prefect and Head of the Boarding House.

He graduated from University of Cape Town in social sciences majoring in International Politics, Economic History, and Industrial Sociology.

Siyamthemba was then granted a scholarship to study an MBA at Blackburn University in the United Kingdom, which he completed cum laude in 2013. He was awarded a full bursary to do his master’s degree in Business Science at one of the top UK universities and where he completed his master’s cum laude.

Today Siyamthemba is Head of Operations at MasterStart.

“Kay Mason Foundation had a major impact on my life and the lives of my family. I am grateful to the KMF for the opportunity that I was given because I know that my parents would not have been able to give me the education that I received through the KMF.

“During this time I was exposed to other realities outside of my community and that was an eye opener for me. I had to adapt to the changes that were taking place and I had to make that transition, but it was manageable.” – Siyamthemba Mrawli

From everybody at KMF, we wish Siyamthemba all the best for the future.

He is a shining example of what happens when a young person with potential is given the necessary support to succeed in their studies.

Visit our Support Programs page for more on the Kay Mason Foundation model of Selection, Accountability and Support.