MEET OUR SUPERHERO TEAM



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Asanda Kitsi

Asanda Kitsi grew up in Gugulethu and went to previously disadvantaged schools in the township. With the strong support from dedicated teachers of Thandokhulu High School, programmes such as Molo Songololo and Star Schools, she passed matric with six distinctions against the high odds that she faced. Having graduated with a B. Business Science from UCT, she knows from her personal experience the importance of additional support to help learners reach their academic potential. She joined FLY in 2013 as a Maths tutor.

  Asanda Kitsi


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Duncan Ngandu

Duncan was born in Kenya where he spent most of his childhood before moving to Johannesburg at the age of 15. He completed his high school and went on to study at the University of Witwatersrand. He is a Fixed Income Investments specialist at Investec Asset Management and has been involved in tutoring in various forms for most of the last 13 years. This comes from his deep passion for education and working with the youth. He is the grade 10 Head Tutor and also serves in the Steering Committee.

  Duncan Ngandu


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Nadine Chetty

Nadine is from Kwa-Zulu Natal. She is a recent graduate from UCT, graduating with a Bcom(Accounting) degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting. She is currently serving her articles with Old Mutual. She previously tutored Economics and Accounting at UCT.



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Ngobese, N. (Ndumiso)

Ndumiso Ngobese hails from Mooi River – a rural town in KwaZulu Natal. He is a Chartered Accountant with circa 5 years post articles experience in financial services and currently works as a Senior Financial Officer at Nedbank. He, like many others, resonates well with and is the living testimony of our Former & Late State Leader’s quote on education which says: “Education is the great engine of personal development.

  Ngobese Ndumiso


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Xolisa Dhlamini

Xolisa was Head of Southern Africa at the UN- Supported Principles for responsible investment (PRI) for 2 years, where he was responsible for coordinating and managing the activities of the Southern African network of PRI signatories, including implementation support for signatories.He also spent more than 8 years in the South African retirement fund industry. He recently joined the UCT Graduate School of Business PhD programme in 2015 where his research interest is private equity and socially responsible investment practices, particularly by institutional investors.

  Xolisa Dhlamini

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Kudzai Mtemeri

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Kudzai’s search for an education and a better life led her to study at the University of Birmingham in England. After graduation Kudzai returned to South Africa and joined Allan Gray. She is a grade 10 maths tutor. Her service to FLY is inspired by the view that education is a means to empower people to address many of the world’s challenges.


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Bonga Mriga

Bonga is a final year trainee on the Old Mutual Chartered Accountant Training Programme (OMCAT). He studied BBusSc (Finance) at UCT and also obtained his post-graduate diploma in accounting at the same institution. He joined Fun Learning for Youth because he believes that he can make a difference in the lives of the youth of this country. It is always motivational to see the kids on the weekend, giving their time for something that will actually benefit them and their families in the future.

  Bonga Mriga


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Aphiwe Swelindawo

Aphiwe is a young woman from Queenstown, a small town in the Eastern Cape. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics from The University of Pretoria and is currently pursuing her Honours degree in the same field of study.She grew up in a household where education is highly valued and one is encouraged to continuously search for knowledge and develop oneself. In isiXhosa her father would say, “Ufunde uyityekeze”, which captures the essence of this belief.


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Fezile Mahlalela

Fezile is from a township called Matsulu in Mpumalanga. She is a UCT graduate and a research and development (R&D) chemist at a subsidiary of Aspen Pharmacare called Fine Chemicals Corporation. Due to the impact this has made to her own future, it inspired her to join FLY and be a grade 10 maths tutor. She believes her endeavours will have a positive impact in the students’ education.

  Fezile Mahlalela