Growing up in the small town of Nigel in Gauteng, Nomonde Mpondo’s retail management studies at the University of Johannesburg nearly came to a halt were it not for a bursary from Africa’s largest food retailer.
- Nomonde Mpondo, former Shoprite bursary holder and current employee
Determined not to have her studies and career ambitions thwarted, Mpondo applied for a bursary through the Shoprite Group and was delighted when the retailer was able to step in.
Mpondo graduated in June this year and because the Group’s bursary programme is linked to a work-back agreement, she’s currently working as a trainee manager at the Checkers Hyper Mall of Carnival in Brakpan.
- Nomonde Mpondo
With 58% of unemployed South Africans aged 15 - 34 and a shortage of funding for many students in need, the Shoprite Group is searching for bright, hard-working young people like Nomonde Mpondo who need financial support in order to continue their post-school education.