TSiBA Prestigious Awards

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7 Mandela Rhodes Scholars

1. Khanyisa Mtombeni (2008)
2. Asanda Dodi (2009)
3. Siyabonga Gobingca((2009)
4. Thobela Mfeti (2011)
5. Thokozile Mcopele (2012)
6. Zikhona Ngumbela (2015)
7. Joseph Maisels (2015)
8. Tinashe Munyuki (2017)

Mandela Rhodes Foundation offers young Africans who exhibit academic prowess as well as broader leadership potential an educational opportunity unique on the continent.

3 Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellows

1. Zikhona Ngumbela (2013)
2. Joseph Maisels (2013)
3. Darryn Wakens (Candidate Fellow for 2016)

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation invests in a long-term legacy of greatness through inspiring and developing individuals who will become high impact leaders and/or entrepreneurs.

3 Kofi Annan Fellows

1. Khanyisa Mtombeni (Masters in Int. Finance Cum Laude, BSL Switzerland, 2014)
2. Andile Dyonse (MBA ESMT, Berlin 2014)
3. Siyabonga Gobincga (MBA ESMT, Berlin 2015)

Kofi Annan Fellowship provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing countries to pursue further studies. Upon return to their home countries, the fellows are expected to be a catalyst for their country’s development, job creation, and poverty alleviation.

15 Social Change Awards

2016: TSiBA Student Black Management Forum wins “Student Chapter of the Year”
2016:The ECO-LOGIC Awards: Energy Efficiency Award. Certificate of Merit: TSiBA Education NPC, Eden Campus.
2016: TSiBA CEO Adri Marais: nominated as Finalist in the Businesswomen of the Year Awards: Social Entrepreneurship Category
2016: TSiBA CEO Adri Marais: nominated as Finalist TOPCO National Business Awards” in the Woman’s category.
2015: Western Cape Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA 2015): 3rd place for TSiBA Career Centre in “Best Social Enterprise Category”
2015: Winner of the inaugural 2015 Eduweek Africa Award in the Higher Education category
2015: Bronze Ministerial Youth Excellence Award: Youth in Rural and Farm Areas
2014: Winner of the Mail & Guardian Drivers of Change Awards: “Investing in the Future Youth Development”
2014: Winner of Eskom’s 2014 Eta Awards in the Community Category, focused on the theme of “Institutionalizing energy savings‟.
2013: Impumelelo Gold Award for social innovation for being an exceptional model for rural tertiary education
2012: Gia Whitehead, TSiBA Co-Founder awarded “Top Women Entrepreneur of the Year”
2012: SIFE SA Administrator of the Year
2011: TSiBA Eden granted Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) Green Flag
2006 & 2007: Leigh Meinert, TSiBA Co-Founder and ex-CEO, named on of Mail & Guardian’s “Top 100 Young People”


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