Patrice Motsepe was born to Augustine Motsepe, a schoolteacher turned small businessman, who owned a Spaza shop popular with black mine workers. He was born and bred in the dusty streets of Soweto. It was from this shop that Motsepe learnt basic business principles from his father as well as first hand exposure to mining.
He earned a bachelor of arts at the University of Swaziland and a law degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and became the first black partner in the law firm Bowman Gilfillan in 1994 the same year Nelson Mandela was elected the country’s first black president quite impressive huh?? Wait am not done yet. He specialized in mining and business law at a time when the new government had begun the process of promoting black empowerment and entrepreneurship. Motsepe soon founded a mining services venture to clean gold dust from inside mine shafts, implementing a system of worker remuneration that combined a low base salary with a profit-sharing bonus. Patrice Motsepe is the owner of African Rainbow Mining. Today Patrice Motshepe one is of the richest black man in South Africa with a net worth of R23 billion. Let me say this again R23 BILLION!!!!!!
Patrice Motsepe recently surprised the whole country and announced that half of his fortune will be donated to his Motsepe Foundation. This makes him the first on the continent to join the Giving Pledge, which encourages the world’s richest people to donate most of their fortunes towards philanthropy. Freedom fighter, business mogul, mining entrepreneur, founder of the Motsepe Family Foundation need I say more? There is so much to take from this guys story. He used to work for his dad as a cashier so that he could have abit of pocket money and today he is one of the richest man in the continent. Patrice Motsepe firmly believes that education will eradicate poverty and breed a new generation of entrepreneurs in Africa. Education can really redress the legacy that apartheid has left behind. Education trues goes a long way. It is the foundation where one can build a bright future. So what is your excuse black child? Nothing the time is now, get up and go
Patrice Motsepes HUMBLE Home..Lol….. STUNNING
Quote of the day: You can have all the money in the world but you can wake up tomorrow with nothing but if you have a proper education, it is yours for life and no one can take it away from you. Lesego Nsibande
Song of the day: India Arie , This too shall pass
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“I am not the average girl from your video
And I ain’t built like a supermodel
But I learned to love myself unconditionally,
Because I am a queen
’’When I look in the mirror and the only one there is me
Every freckle on my face is where it’s suppose to be
And I know my creator didn’t make no mistakes on me
My feet, my thighs, my Lips, my eyes, I’m loving what I see’’. Video, India Arie
India Arie, beautiful song writer, beautiful songstress. This lady is just an angel from her above. The way she puts words to paper then she translates into magical songs that are truly inspiring, this is simply an art and she is talented like that. India Arie didn’t not grow up with a silver spoon in her mouth but she has made mark in the world. Winner of numerous Grammy Awards, Her lyrics, her voice have touched and smoothed many people around the world. India Arie has been true to her identity and her music genre. She wasn’t pressured into being the Beyonces and Rihannas of the world. All she wants to do is to heal the world and give confidence, assurance to millions. She deserves a round of applause for this. Salute Beautiful Songstress.
Song of the day:
It doesn’t cost a thing to smile
You don’t have to pay to laugh
You better thank God for that – “India Arie”
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Not everyone can be a celebrity and not every guy can be a DJ. Buts it every important to find something that you are truly passionate about. Work hard at it. Dont listen to people when they try to put you down for being different, you are who are and thats ok. But if you have a couple of haters well pat yourself on the back because there is something that you are doing right. Look at this video they did something different and out of this world. We cant all be famous so do something different and change the world.
It’s been a while since ever since I blogged well let’s just say I had writers blog. Why is this though? It’s because I have blogged about the most influential people in my life that are in the public eye and I have written about stories that resonate with most South African youth right? Yes right. But I haven’t really written about the people behind these successful faces. Some say behind every successful man there’s a strong woman. I say behind every successful person is caring mom or dad or even relative. Well everyone that knows me knows that I really adore my mom and really can’t live without her, but then again I can coz I’ve just moved near school and I am going out of my mind lol…Lucy Nsibande, beautiful soul.
My mom has been unemployed ever since I can remember and of course this made life difficult. She had to raise two girls, me and my big sister and she made sure that we both had a proper education and how she managed all of this is beyond me. Well my childhood wasn’t really stable I had to move there and there because mom and dad were still hustling so that we could all live under one roof as a family. And when this finally happened I was over the moon. I could finally stay with my mom, dad and big sis, any ten years old dream. Then of course life happened. Mom and dad decided to separate and we had to move back home ko Rockville, My grandmas place. Well this wasn’t really nice , parents separating, moving back home and grandma did not make the stay any easy for us and mom was unemployed. Of course times were tough but I had my mom to hold my hand throughout the journey. She made sure that we fed, clothed, educated and she was so caring and nurturing that I didn’t even notice that I was in a dysfunctional family.
My mom does everything for me I really don’t want to lie, yes I do house chores occasionally like washing the dishes (no I am not spoilt I can even cook to prove it) but she believes that I have to focus on my studies. My mom is the best although we do have a huge age gap, she got me when she was 34 so that is just a huge difference. I just think that way that I was brought up by my mom has had a major influence to the person that I am today. Mom can be strict to a point where I literally wana run away from home and sometimes I don’t really understand her but I get what she’s trying to do and I am grateful to God that he has blessed me with such an awesome mom. I am what I am because of her. My ultimate dream is buy my mom a house. Well my drive in life is simple I want to be super successful just to make moms life comfortable.
This blog is dedicated to all the mothers that support their children through bad and good times. Thank you for being there and thank you for showing us the way.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: The roots of education are bitter but the fruits are sweet.
Radio personality, music producer, TV presenter, business man, motivational speaker and philosopher, this is DJ SBU. Sbusiso Leope always had dreams to make it big and he knew he had to make things happen to change the cycle of poverty at home. I just love Dj Sbu as a person, he has a witty character and his proud of being from Ekasi. Just like me I am from Soweto the Ghetto and I love my hood to bits. Dj Sbus career was shaped by his passion for the entertainment industry and of course hard work. This dude stood at the YFM reception everyday just waiting for a chance to make the first step through the door. Little did he know that he had to wait and wait for months mara u Dj Sbu didn’t give up then finally someone saw his potential and he got his first big break at YFM, his show was called Ylens it really changed the face of Gauteng Radio.
Sbusiso comes from the humble township called Tembisa and he loves his hood. There is no other celebrity that is ghetto but in a classy way like Dj Sbu is. He never forgets where he comes from and this can be seen on how he carries himself. Real gentleman but knows how to joke around ngezinto zase kasi lol…. But what I love about Dj Sbus character is love and passion for the youth. He speaks to kids in local schools to inspire them to reach for the stars because they can. Where you come from does not define who you are but it pushes one to make a difference. Dj Sbu is constantly supporting charities and he is always buying stationary and uniform for needy children dude man is all about making a difference Ekasi and breathing new life to the kids that have given up. He even mentors school children to become CEOs one day because he believes that one everyone must be a DJ or be on TV to be successful. This dude is all about education. Education is really the only way that we black people can really redress the legacy of the past and the number fan of the black child being successful to DJ SBU. His a true reflection of from rags to riches. BIG UP TO THE DUDEMISTER FOR A GREAT JOB ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
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Quote of the day : To get up when you are down, to fight when you are struggling, to put in extra effort when you are in sheer pain, to come back when everyone is pulling you down are what makes a champion…
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Just thinking about this little girl brings tears to my eyes. Everytime I blog I probably say: that was the ultimate inspirational story. But I think this one takes the cup. I call her Little Miss Sunshine, Ontlametse Phalatse. Her claim to fame started when she first appeared on eTVs Third Degree. I’ve never cried so much in my life because of a show. Ontlametse has a rare disease called Progeria. Round 20-25 children around the world live with it, but Ontlametse is the first black child to be diagnosed. Children with Progeria have small bodies but they age quicker than people their age. This makes it difficult just for Ontlametsi to take part in sports or even play hop scotch with her friends.
It’s a brand new day and Ontlametsi is all dressed up and ready to take on a new day. She knows that everyday might be her last and she thanks God every single day that she is alive again. She is aware that she might die anytime and has accepted her destiny. Ontlametse always tells her mom to accept her inevitable death. She has only two friends at school and the rest of the kids tease her because they think that she has AIDS. This does not bother Ontlametsi at all because she has accepted who she is and she would love other to do the same.
Ontlametsi dreams of being a psychologist when she grows up because she wants to teach people to accept who they and just to love themselves. She is truly Little Miss Sunshine, she is just a bubble of happiness. She is always laughing and is so positive about life and she is forever grateful for each day. She is just loving life even though she is constantly in pain, mom struggles to get by because she is unemployed and they live off her R1000 disability grant, dad abandoned them when she was only three, she is seen as abnormal and she has always been teased. She turned 14 recently and very positive that anything is possible she might even live for even 30 more years. This little lady has so many challenges every single day and they are challenges that will not change or be improved but she doesn’t let them bother her at all. She is just happy to wake up every day and embrace the good and bad that come with the day. And by the way please note and I shall repeat she is only 13!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But has such a positive and mature take on life. WOW I am truly inspired. So what is your excuse? You are not the brightest at school ? There isn’t money at home to take you to varsity? Blah blah blade blah. You just making excuses, a 14 year old with a chronic disease is making things happen and you have excuses. COME ON!!! Guy, girl areye tu go make a change in your life so that you can be empowered to help others.
Quote of the Day: “Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.” Unknown
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