Melusi Nx­u­malo (14), Grade 8, Mahlenga Sec­ondary

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Melusi’s big­gest dream was to build his mother and sis­ter a proper house that does not leak when it rains.

He would wake up early in the morn­ing and do the house chores, in­clud­ing fetch­ing wa­ter. When his mother told him to do the chores when he re­turned from school, he would say af­ter­noons were for study­ing.

He be­lieved that ed­u­ca­tion was his ticket out of poverty. His also wanted to send his sis­ter to the best univer­sity in South Africa, says his aunt Selina Nx­u­malo.

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