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Author’s Story: Bonginkosi Mnisi

As an example of the calibre of authors we are working with, we have provided the following story of one of our authors, Bonginkosi. This illustrates the student-based focus that is present on all levels of the organization.

From a school with no admin block, playing fields, library or science labs, Bonginkosi Mnsisi hit the national press because he gained 100% in Science and Maths in Matric, one of only two learners in the country to achieve this feat. This is even more impressive when you consider that his average for those two subjects, at the end of Grade 10, was only 57%.


“After passing Grade 11, I went to all the Grade 12 teachers in my school and collected all my Grade 12 textbooks and previous question papers. I started studying and practising with some friends. We also organised extra classes where I helped some of the pupils with maths and physical science. I guess that is how I prepared myself,” he said.


Bonginkosi received an award from the Education MEC for being the top performer in maths and science for that year.


Bonginkosi inspires us to develop a positive character, work hard, be disciplined, take opportunities when they come, be humble, and above all give to others. Through Presto, he is able to achieve his mission of sharing his wealth of knowledge to all South Africans.


Through his story, we see that there are incredibly talented individuals in our country, who, given the right resources, could achieve great things. It is this understanding that has formed the long –term vision of Presto.

September 22, 2016

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