Duma offers bursaries again

2015-12-17 06:00
 Businessman Vuyani Nogaga (centre, wearing spectacles) flanked by his assistants and eight of the learners who benefitted from te scheme this year.  PHOTO: lindile mbontsi

Businessman Vuyani Nogaga (centre, wearing spectacles) flanked by his assistants and eight of the learners who benefitted from te scheme this year. PHOTO: lindile mbontsi

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Gugulethu businessman Vuyani Duma Nogaga has once again opened his heart and purse strings to promising students from poor backgrounds.

Nogaga runs two service stations in Gugulethu and Khayelitsha, has invited matriculants who need bursaries for their first year of study at tertiary institutions next year to apply for one of his bursaries.

In 2014, the Duma Bursary Fund, in conjunction with Caltex, gave out 40 bursaries and, buoyed by the performance of candidates he has now promised to double the number.

The bursary fund was established in 2010.

“Their zeal to succeed is what drives me to help more of the children. ” Nogaga said.

Nogaga said when he started the scheme, Caltex first offered to pay for two bursaries, but when more than 30 learners applied, he decided to support eight more students.

“Since then we have been able to help more 50 students, mostly from Cape Town but there have been some from outlying areas,” he said.

Duma Bursary Foundation spokeswoman Shamima Mkongi said interest(in the scheme) has risen among students who need help.

“People are thirsty for education but they have no means and this is their opportunity,” she said.

City Vis ion editor Voox Sonandzi hailed Nogaga for his generosity.

“Nogaga is a kind of businessman who put his money where his mouth is. He really believes in uplifiting others,” said Sonandzi.

At a previous awarding ceremony held at the Luyolo Centre in Gugulethu earlier this year, Nogaga said: “Growing up, my parents emphasised the importance of education, but due to circumstances I couldn’t further my studies. “I know how it feels to achieve good marks and be frustrated by not having money to further your studies.

“I’m giving back to the community and I know education is the only way to break (the cycle of)poverty. “This is their opportunity to get what their parents were denied (because of the legacy of) Apartheid. I hope they will make it count.

“I’m also calling on other business people to do their part in helping to educate our kids,” he said.

One of these “Nogaga kids”, Ovehle Ntlangu,16, from Rondebosch, is now studying commerce and accounting at the University of Cape Town.

She couldn’t hold back tears of joy on the day. “I’m so happy. I know I will make it. I want to make everyone proud. she said. Mkongi added that there will be a fundraising concert held at NY 49 Stadium on December 27.

“We can confirm that the show will be headlined by The Soil who will be accompanied by local groups,” she said.

Tickets for the show are available at Computickets and cost between R120 and R350 for the VIP section. Application forms are available at Duma Service Station in Gugulethu and Luyanda Service Station in Site C, Khayelitsha.

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