BIOGRAPHY FOR SASABONA SAMUEL MANGANYE

Sasabona Samuel Manganye was born in 1982 March 03 in Tshamahansi, Mokopane, Limpopo Province. Currently reside in Johannesburg where he is playing his Community and Political Activism. He and his betrothed, Thoko Ntone are blessed with a Son, Xikhongelo Katleho born in 2008. His father, Hlengani Manganye passed away in 1985 and he grew-up under a care of his mother, Ramasela Manganye. He started schooling not at a preschool but Makgubuketja Primary School in 1988. He furthered his studies at Ben Hlongwane Secondary School where his leadership role started to blossom. He became involved in politics at an early age where he was advancing Congress of South African Students (COSAS) agenda through his election to the Presidency of the Learners Representative Council (LRC) from 1996 to the year 2000. He was also a member of the School Governing Body informed by his Presidency role. He also participated on activities like Drama (as a main character), soccer and volley ball. In 1999, he was approached by South African Communist Party Branch Task Team in Tshamahansi to be part of the collective which facilitated the launch of the SACP branch in Tshamahansi village where he was the youngest at the age of 17 in the branch. He was then being introduced to Marxist and Leninist Communist ideology which he still believes in. He joined the ANC in the year 2000, May 1 and he is still an active member. He completed his Matric in 2000 after he repeated as he was not satisfied with his initial performance in 1999 although passed. In 2001, he did not manage to further his studies due to lack of finances but participated in community development programs. He was the Organizer of the Youth Leaders Against Crime in 2001. He also volunteered to facilitate Accounting and Mathematics at Tshamahansi ABET School. He became part of the Secretariat of the Tshamahansi Community Committee which was a mouthpiece of the community on mining expropriating issues deployed because of his role as part of the Secretariat at Headman (Chief) Matjeke in his village. He was instrumental in assisting the Headman in addressing number of community challenges even though being at a younger age by then. He also worked for STATS SA as an Enumerator for Census 2001. He served as a Ward Committee member for ward 20 (Tshamahansi Village). He was also the Acting District Secretary for Mokopane District Community Correctional Service Forum established by the Department of Correctional Services which

led to him serving as an additional member for Limpopo Provincial Community Correctional Service Forum. In 2002, he managed to obtain a study bursary from Study Trust later from Limpopo Department of Education where he registered with the Vaal University of Technology (The then Vaal Triangle Technikon) main campus where he completed National Diploma and B-Tech in Information Technology. Currently busy with his M-Tech in IT. In his first year, he was elected as the first Deputy Branch Secretary for the ANC Youth League when it was launched. He was also the Vice-General Secretary of the Career Information Organisation (CIO) and later been elected as the Primarius (Chairperson) of the then Goldfields House deployed strategically by SASCO. He also served as the Deputy Chairperson of the Central Housing Committee of the Vaal University of Technology. This role made him instrumental in ensuring transformation in the University residences by ensuring the availability of appliances such as stoves, televisions, refrigerators and many other supporting resources which made the environment conducive for students to study. In 2003, He was elected as the Chairperson of the Career Information Organisation and also the Chairperson of the South African Students Congress (SASCO). He was later on the year elected as the First SRC President from SASCO (since it was launched in 1999) and Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) for 2003/2004. His election made him to serve as the first President for the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) when it was renamed the Vaal University of Technology from Vaal Triangle Technikon. His Presidency enabled him to serve as a member of Students Affairs Committee of Council, Building Committee of Council, Senate and the University Council. He also participated in number of students formations including Students Parliament. He delivered a watershed Inauguration Speech which influenced the transformation of the Vaal University of Technology. In his term of office, he has ensured that there’s no single student denied access because of neither financial nor academic reasons. He further used his SRC honorarium to register other students from historically disempowered families. In 2005, he served once again as the Chairperson of SASCO where he and the collective invited the then Deputy President of the ANC, the YCLSA National Secretary and ANC Youth League President to show Comrade Jacob Zuma support on his legal battles which VUT SASCO branch believed there were politically motivated. This campaign was also used as the launch for the Progressive Youth Alliance SRC manifesto and a campaign for local government elections which led to his re-election for the second time as the SRC President of VUT for 2005/2006. As the SRC President, he participated to all committees as above mentioned in addition to Finance Committee of Council. In both his term of office, fighting academic and financial exclusions were in the main of his leadership mandated by the Progressive Youth Alliance (SASCO, YCLSA, ANCYL and SUCA). He was also

elected as the Education and Transformational Officer of SASCO Gauteng Provincial Executive Committee for 2005/2006. At around March 2005, he was awarded with a Scholarship for an exchange program between VUT and Loerrach University of Corporative Education situated in Germany, where he completed his IT National Diploma project from November 2005 to February 2006. He also participated in the three days Customer Relation Management (CRM) Workshop in Lenzerheide, Switzerland organized by Tourism Department. He also managed to visit Paris, in France. He was employed as an Intern for three weeks with Vitra, an international furniture company on its IT department to get Germany industrial exposure. In 2006 April, he graduated for National Diploma in IT where he also officially received a Merit Certificate from Loerrach University of Corporative Education. In the same year, he registered for B-Tech in IT which he completed in 2007 and graduated in 2008 March. He registered for a Certificate in Business Management with the Graduate Institute of Management and Technology (GIMT) which he completed in 2008 January and Graduated in February. He is currently registered for Master Degree in IT with VUT. In 2007, he was employed by Nedbank Group through Bankseta Graduates program where he moved from Vaal to Johannesburg. He worked for Nedbank until October when he resigned after he was employed by Afrisoft Africa in October 2007 to 2008 June. He has joined Siemens as an Assistant to Quality Manager from 2008 July until 2010 June and later in August joined Nedbank Group where is currently making things happen. He was elected as the National Chairperson for the ZCC Students Fellowship (ZCCSF) for 2007/2008. In 2008, he became a Branch Executive Committee member for the ANC Havana64 branch in the inner-city as the Deputy Secretary and later acting Branch Secretary. He is being elected as the Branch Chairperson of the ANC Youth League Havana64 branch. He was part of the collective which ensured the Launch of the YCLSA and SACP branch in Berea which has been named after the second President of the ANC, Sefako Mapogo Makgatho. He is currently the Convener of the ANC New Ward 123 branch and he is the ANC Youth League Joburg Regional Executive Committee (REC) Head of Political Education for 2011-2012. He has been elected as the first President of the Vaal University of Technology Alumni Association (launched in October 2009). He is also serving to the Board of Trustees for VUT Foundation: Educational Trust. He is also serving as the Secretary for Hilbrow Community Policing Forum 2009-2011. He has also been elected as the Vaal University of Technology Convocation President which will enable him to become a member of the Vaal University Council representing Convocation for a period of Four years (2010-2014). He also participates in other

sub-committees of council such as Student Affairs Committee as Chairperson and Finance Committee. Sasabona believes that South Africa is alive with possibilities and we may be born poor but it remains our choice to die poor.

PROFILE OF SASABONA MANGANYE Personal
• Date of birth, 03 March 1982, Mokopane-Tshamahansi, Limpopo Province. A father to a 3 year old son and a Betrothed. Currently reside in Johannesburg Berea where he is a Community Activist. Head: Political Education ANC Youth League Greater Joburg REC 2011 - 2012 Convener: ANC New Ward 123 Branch 2010 till BBGM in 2011 Out-going Chairperson ANC Youth League 2009 - 2010 President of the Vaal University of Technology Alumni Association 2009 - 2011 The Secretary for Hilbrow Community Policing Forum (CPF) 2009-2010 Vaal University of Technology Convocation President 20102014 Vaal University of Technology Council Member 2010-2014 Chairperson: Vaal University of Technology Council Students Affairs Committee Member 2011-2013; Vaal University of Technology Council Students Affairs Committee Member 2010-2012; Vaal University of Technology Council Finance Committee Member 2010-2012; Vaal University of Technology Council Representative in Senate Member 2010-2012; He became actively involved in politics at an early age; He occupied the Presidency of Ben Hlongwane LRC since 1996 to the year 2000where he was implementing COSAS policies; He was also a member of School Governing Body; He became an active member of SACP in 1999 which led to the launch of SACP branch in his village, Tshamahansi; He joined and became actively involved in the ANC in 2000; He was elected the Organizer of Youth Leaders Against Crime in 2001; He was part of the Secretariat for Headman Matjeke in 2001;


Recent Leadership Position

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Memberships and Positions
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He was in the Secretariat for Tshamahansi Community Committee which represented the community on mining expropriating issues in 2001; He was the Acting Secretary for Mokopane District Community Correctional Service Forum in 2001 and became a Limpopo Provincial Additional member because of that capacity; He served as Tshamahansi Ward 20 Committee member in 2001; He became the first ANCYL Branch Deputy Secretary at VUT for 2002/2003; He became the Vice-Secretary General of the CIO in VUT for 2002/2003; He became the Primarius for Goldfields House (Currently Dikgalala) for 2002/2003; He became the Chairperson of SASCO in 2003/2004; He became Chairperson of CIO for 2003/2004; He was elected as the first SRC President deployed by SASCO and/or PYA for 2003/2004; He was elected for the second time as the Chairperson of SASCO for 2005; He was elected for the second time as the SRC President for VUT for 2005/2006; He was elected the Education and Transformation Officer of SASCO Gauteng PEC for 2005/2006; Elected the National Chairperson for ZCCSF 2007/2008; He is currently the Convener of the ANC New Ward 123 branch; and He is the Head of Political Education for ANC Youth League Joburg Regional Executive Committee for 2011-2012.

Boards:
• • • • • He served in the Building Committee of Council for VUT in 2004 and 2006; He served in the Students Affairs Committee of Council in VUT for 2004 and 2006; He served in the Finance Committee of Council for VUT in 2004 and 2006; He served in the Senate for VUT in for 2004 and 2006; He served in the University Council of VUT in 2004 and 2006; Vaal University of Technology Council member & some of its sub-committees such as Student Affairs and Finance Committees 2010-2014 Trustee of the Board of Trustees for VUT Foundation/Educational Trust 2010 - 2011

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He was awarded a Bursary by Study Trust 2002 and terminated it in the same year; He was awarded a bursary by Limpopo Department of Education in 2002 to 2006 He was awarded a Leadership Prestigious Award in VUT for three consecutive years; He received an award for an exceptionally students governance leader in VUT by Students Christian Organisation (SCO) 2005; He was awarded a Scholarship for an exchange program in Loerrach University of Corporative Education (Berufsakademie Lörrach) situated in Germany for 2005 Nov to 2006 Feb; He was awarded a Merit Certificate for IT National Diploma Project in 2006; He was awarded an Information Technology (IT) National Diploma in 2006; He was awarded a IT B-Tech Degree in 2008 and He was awarded Certificate in Business Management by Graduate Institute of Management & Technology in 2008;

Employment History
COMPANY: STATS (CENSUS) Chumana ABET IEC (Gauteng) Vaal University Vitra(Germany) Nedbank Ltd. Afrisoft Africa Siemens Ltd. Nedbank Ltd. POSITION: Enumerator Facilitator (Maths & Accounting) Field Worker (Voter-Registration) Party Agent SRC Elections System Development (Learnership) Jnr Process Engineer (Graduate Trainee) Implementation Specialist Quality Assistant Manager Process Engineer PERIOD: 2001 Sept-Oct 2001 (07 Months) 2003 (1 day) 2002 (Sept-Oct) 3 weeks (Feb’06) Feb’07 – Oct’07 Oct’07 – June’08 Jul’08 – 30 Jun’10 Aug 2010 to Date

Documents Compiled, Edited and Published • Career Information Organisation Constitution 2003; • VUT SRC Constitution 2004;

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“Are boleleng” le Mo-Presidente – SRC News Letter 2004 & 2006 VUT House Committees Guiding Document 2005; VUT Edu-city Student Committee Document 2005; VUT PYA Deployment Policy 2005; Afro-Flavour Constitution 2005; ZCCSF National Constitution 2005; Preparation of Students to the Corporate World published by SASCE 2006; Poem: Pride an enemy of human kind 2008; In progress: The Development Of An E-Learning Course For Vehicle Driver Learners Licence In South Africa – M-Tech Dissertation

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Drafted Vaal University of Technology Alumni Association Constitution in 2009 which has been adopted on the 24 Oct’ 09 NSFAS Makes Higher Education Accessible to the Poor 2011 Make a right career choice demanded by the Market 2011 Indigenous Education for a Better South Africa 2011

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