[Cape Town: 10 May 2021]: The Nnete Modise Bursary has this year been awarded to Bongeka Sigoso to complete her marketing degree at the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business in partnership with Association for Communications and Advertising (ACA). 

The bursary was created after securing funding from Vodacom’s Head of Brand Communications and Sponsorship , Abey Mokgwatsane, to administer a bursary on his behalf. 

Named after his late grandmother, the Nnete Modise Bursary is targeted at redressing the imbalance to the access of quality education and the access to a highly rewarding career in marketing and communications. It is also intended to play its part in the emancipation of black women in South Africa.

 “The bursary is on offer for study from First Year through to completion of the marketing degree. This is part of my personal commitment to be a light in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) as I believe the economic emancipation of women can go a long way in the fight against GBV,” explained Mokgwatsane. 

The bursary is specifically targeted to benefit driven, black females who are unable to afford this quality of tertiary education. Included in the bursary is funding towards accommodation, ensuring that the prospective bursar’s ability to register and complete the three-year degree is further supported.

Bongeka Sigoso, who started her BCom Marketing Degree at Red & Yellow last month, hails from Khayelitsha, the 21-year-old is excited about what this opportunity offers her. 

“I have come from a disadvantaged background and growing up in such a situation, I told myself that I am going to study very hard, not only so that I can change my life, but of those around me,” she explains. “This opportunity is a great honour – I will be able to get a proper education and help my family. After I graduate, I would like to do a one year further post-graduate programme, and then find employment as a marketing manager. I would love to work for the largest companies in South Africa and then work my way up the ranks!”.


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NOTES TO EDITOR: Red & Yellow School of Creative Business.

Red & Yellow Creative School of Business is a CHE-accredited private higher education institution headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. It is an established cornerstone of the South African marketing, advertising, design and business industries, teaching its students to think creatively and equipping them with the critical commercial and 4IR skills that they need to thrive in a digital world.

Established in 1994, the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business offers degrees, advanced diplomas and certificates in marketing and commerce, digital marketing, user-centred design, graphic design and art direction, copywriting, digital content creation, as well as business and corporate offerings. The school also offers a range of popular online short courses and national certificates, and its highly-regarded corporate training team works with some of Africa’s most well-known companies to deliver innovative, customised programmes focused around 21st century skills. 

Red & Yellow has deep, longstanding ties with industry and works with leading brands and agencies throughout Africa to ensure its students and alumni are always world-class and work-ready. Its students are regular nominees and winners at local and international awards ceremonies, including the Loeries, Pendorings and D&ADs. 

The school’s alumni include business leaders who have achieved remarkable career success, across the continent and internationally, such as Jason Harrison and Faheem Chaudry of M&C Saatchi Abel; Veli Ngubane at Avatar; Dorcas Onyango at Coca Cola; and Steph van Niekerk at Grey JHB, ranked as South Africa’s No. 1 Creative Director and No. 1 Copywriter in 2019.

In addition, Red & Yellow is a member of Honoris United Universities, the pan-African private higher education network focused on educating the next generation of African leaders and entrepreneurs with industry-ready skills. 

For more information, please visit www.redandyellow.co.za