Local young man making a name for himself

Founder and Head Marketer for Tembisa On Record, Ngwako Letter Serepe. His ambition landed him a bursary.

Ngwako was born in Ga-Sedibeng as the fourth child of Gladys and Albert Serepe. He has two sisters and one brother, unfortunately one of his sisters has since passed on.

His ambition has seen him move from being that boy who could not afford university fees to starting his own company.

He started his primary education at Sehonwe Primary school in 1994 and moved to Rammila Secondary School which only caters for Grade 8-10 learners in 2000.

He finished his grade 12 at Tseana Senior Secondary School at Ga-Mamaila in 2005.

His leadership role during his high school days included being the SRC secretary and a class prefect.

His mother could not afford to pay for his tertiary education and he had to go stay with his brother in Tembisa while doing his license.

The thought of not furthering his education did not sit well with him so he went out there and marketed himself. He still remembers how he approached MSC Business College after envying students who were going to class while he was taking a walk. “As I walked passed this other shop, I saw a college sign clearly marked. I was like a kid in a candy shop. I walked hurriedly in that direction until a door before me which I figured was the entrance. While enquiring about a qualification I was interested in, I told the lady who was helping me that there was no way I would be able to afford anything there. It turned out I was at the right place, at the right time. I was offered a bursary,” he said.

Ngwako enrolled for a certificate in Public Relation Management from 2006-2007. In May last year he started his own company, Tembisa On Record, a marketing agency which specialises in brand activation, free-sample distribution, in-store promotions, flyer distributions, events, conferences, exhibitions, product launches and social media.

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Nkhensani Nkhwashu
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