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Khanyisile Manyathi looks forward to earning her matric certificate. Photo by Kopano Monaheng  ~ 

OUR broken education system means fewer and fewer people finish school every year.

But one hopeful story that encourages the rest of us is about 15 people who won a chance to finish school with an amended senior certificate.

Weeks ago, Media Works, Mzansi’s provider of adult education and training, ran the #Matric4Madiba competition. To enter, people had to write a letter explaining why they wanted to complete matric.

Jackie Carroll, CEO and co-founder of Media Works, said a matric certificate is a passport to a better future.

“The qualification is the next step to further education and better employment opportunities.”

The more than 200 applicants heard about the competition in the People’s Paper and on Facebook.

With online access, the winners access the one to six subjects they need to pass the three-year distance-learning matric course.

They can study at their own pace with constant support provided.

Star Schools, the education institute and #Matric4Madiba partner, will sponsor the exams held between May and July every year.

Our newest matric students

- Sibongile Nkopane (29) from Katlehong, south of Joburg

- Wilson Mabetlela (31) from Honeydew, Joburg

- Zandile Mabaso (32) from Pretoria, Tshwane

- Khanyisile Manyathi (31) from Katlehong, south of Joburg

- Tumisang Ntenge (40) from Kagiso in the West Rand

- Locracia Mampuru (22) from Mamelodi East, Tshwane

- Tebogo Ntobeng (26) from Soshanguve, Tshwane

- Portia Mabilu (30) from Roodepoort, Joburg

- Ayanda Vilakazi (26) from Kwaggafontein, Mpumalanga

- Malanga Langa (34) from Bothas Hill in Pinetown, KZN

- Letitia Redlinghuis (33) from Bethelsdorp, Port Elizabeth

- Mouna Monwametsi (36) from Morokweng in the North West

- Hilda Mopedi (32) from Soweto, west of Joburg

- Tebogo Ntobeng (26) from Soshhanguve, Tshwane

- Oatile Sekgaile (23) from Meadowlands, Soweto

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