From Bettysgoed to Egoli: A Mpumalanga youth’s journey

After matriculating in 2015 from Lusushwana Secondary School in the Bettysgoed, 26-year-old Tebogo Nkonto packed his bags and moved to the big city to further his studies at the University of Johannesburg.

Bettysgoed, a small village in the Gert Sibande district is where he grew up. He attended
both primary and high school at Kaduma Primary School and high school at Lusushwa Secondary School. His favorite subjects included Life sciences and Geography.

“After completing my studies I landed a job as a high school assistant administrator. Hungry for more opportunities, I joined TransUnion’s Global Capability Centre (GCC) Africa learnership programme.
Today, I have a recognized qualification and a permanent position in the GCC in the Talent & Acquisition department,” he says.

As a young person who was offered such an opportunity, Tebogo sees himself as someone with exceptional potential and a strong drive to succeed.

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He says he enjoys his current role and is committed to continuously developing his expertise. However, his passion lies in managing teams.

“I envision myself taking on more responsibilities in this area, leading and inspiring a larger team towards achieving our shared objectives. My goal is not just to excel individually, but to contribute to the collective success of the team. Next stop, definitely a managerial position,” he says

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