The Journey of a Township Boy

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Descrizione dell’editore

Contrary to the negative perceptions of townships and rural areas in South Africa, there is potential and talent in these areas that need to be identified, harnessed and supported. This book maintains that human beings, despite the conditions and environments they come from, possess the potential to dream big and achieve their dreams. The book commences by painting a picture and providing the history of Umlazi township, and discusses Themba’s schooling journey from primary to high school. His journey then takes him outside the borders of South Africa to the Northern tip of Africa, the land of the Pharaohs in Egypt, then back to Southern Africa where he travels to the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. Before he knows it, he finds himself across the Atlantic Ocean in the USA, the land of the free, where he lives and studies towards his Master’s degree at Michigan State University. His journey to the US enables him to spend time in Amsterdam and experience the country and its people. He discusses his experiences in Frankfurt, Germany and then his return to South Africa where he embarks on his PhD studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Themba shares his experiences while studying and completing his doctoral studies and offers suggestions for prospective PhD candidates. He shares the importance of giving back by supporting quality education and excellence in township and rural schools. The last part of the book looks at the challenges currently facing South Africa and offers possible solutions on how to steer the ship out of troubled waters. The book suggests the type of leadership required to advance the country, offers inspiration and insights, and provides tools for the youth, adults and leaders to create unlimited opportunities and instil hope.
Themba is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of South Africa, Department of Educational Foundations

Salute, mente e corpo
5 febbraio
Dr Themba Ralph Mkhize