Grade 9 Tutors

Khanya Okumu

Khanya Okumu

https://www.linkedin.com/in/khanya-okumu-ca-sa-001b4327/

I was born in the Eastern Cape, to parents who believe that education is of the utmost importance. My father is a magistrate and my mother a nurse by profession. At the end of matric, I received a bursary to study accounting at the University of Cape Town as so for me education is an enabler and excellence is a prerequisite. NgesiXhosa we say ‘ukuhamba kukubona’ which loosely means as you expose yourself so you learn.

Professionally I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and I lead on Enterprise and Supplier Development at Old Mutual. Here my role is to develop small and growing businesses by providing affordable enterprise finance, access to the Old Mutual value and supply chains and providing business development interventions.

As the Chairperson of this wonderful organisation, Fun Learning for Youth (FLY) my vision is to create positive futures through education for young learners from disadvantaged communities. I am particularly passionate about developing relevant skills for youth and making a contribution to sustainable entrepreneurship.

I would drop almost everything to travel the world. I am an avid reader and I dabble in photography.

I am one part accountant, one part wife and two parts entrepreneurship enthusiast.


Joined: 2012  | 
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Malibuye Tom

Malibuye Tom

I was born in Pietermaritzburg, started school in Johannesburg, I did half my primary schooling in Alice and then Mthatha; the rest of it and high school in King William’s Town. You can say I have been around and have the scars to show for it. I enrolled for a BCom in Accounting at UCT in 2001 with the intention of becoming a chartered accountant, but because the people marking my papers did not agree with my answers I later changed my major to Economics. I joined FLY when it started in February 2010 as the Secretary, a position which I held till 2017. I have a passion for developing young people, as I am also involved in rugby development. Outside of tutoring, you will find me either ‘socialising’, in a squash court, on the road either running or cycling or the rugby field playing a game of touch rugby. 5 times a week I work as a wealth manager at Personal Trust where I have been for 12 years. My other job is being a husband and a father to my 7-year-old boy.


Joined: 2010  | 
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Theresa Govender

Theresa Govender

I have qualifications in business administration, financial planning and business analysis; and currently work in the investment and trust management field.

I believe in life-long learning and am passionate about community and youth development.

A quote that inspires me and I live by is:
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose”, Jim Elliot


Joined: 2017  | 
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Wanda Bovungana

Wanda Bovungana

https://linkedin.com/in/WandaBovungana

I completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics and Finance at the University of Cape Town. My passion for teaching is inspired by my parents who are both teachers in rural Eastern Cape. I used to love maths in school and always helped my peers where I could. I joined FLY to help learners sharpen their maths knowledge and inspire them to achieve their goals.

During the week I work for one of SA’s biggest retailer, Woolworths as a Risk Analyst. In my spare time, I read a lot, stay fit and binge watch series.


Joined: 2018  | 
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Yethu Mtshali

Yethu Mtshali

I’m a Durban-born, Cape Town-pruned, Joburg-based writer who loves teaching high school learners. I’ve spent most of my young career curating, writing and editing content for some of your favourite publications and brands in media and marketing environments. I’m most in my element when I’m altogether learning and educating through my work and travels.

Being part of FLY lets me explore my passion for learning, social development, media, communication and youth; particularly in South Africa’s unequal, post-Apartheid context. I’m one of those weird, creative types who’s slightly left-brain inclined – which helps when you’re trying to teach Grade 9s bizarre theorems without losing their attention.


Joined: 2018  | 
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