Miss SA and Asus Scholarship Winners

Celebrating the winners of the HyperionDev, Miss South Africa, and ASUS Tech Scholarship

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We are thrilled to announce the winners of our latest tech scholarship, in partnership with Miss South Africa Natasha Joubert and leading computer hardware company ASUS. This initiative is part of our mission to enhance skills development and employability across South Africa, empowering individuals to pursue successful careers in tech.

The scholarship and its impact

Earlier this year, we invited South Africans from all walks of life to apply for a life-changing opportunity: a chance to win one of 15 coveted scholarships to participate in our six-month Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp. This comprehensive programme includes official certification and access to our 90-Day Bespoke Graduate Programme, providing invaluable skills and support for launching a tech career.

Applicants were required to submit motivational videos and register their details on the HyperionDev database. The response was overwhelming, with many inspiring entries highlighting the incredible potential and drive of South Africa’s youth. Today, we are proud to introduce you to the winners whose stories and ambitions stood out.

Meet the winners

Bongane Zwane – Soweto

Bongane Zwane, a 23-year-old from Soweto, could not believe his luck when he learned he was awarded a scholarship. Despite a challenging upbringing, Bongane’s determination to succeed never wavered. With his younger brother looking up to him, Bongane aims to be the first in his family to pursue tertiary education. He sees web development as a field where creativity and technological skills meet, offering endless learning opportunities and job security. Bongane is eager to make a positive impact and become a source of hope for future generations.

Govan Komana – Vosloorus

Govan Komana, a 36-year-old from Vosloorus, has been passionate about technology for years, having been self-employed in logo creation and website design for small businesses. This scholarship offers him the chance to gain formal certification and deepen his expertise. Inspired by the pioneering computer scientist Grace Hopper, Govan dreams of developing accessible, dynamic web applications that can improve community health services. His ultimate goal is to lead a creative agency that champions diversity and provides opportunities to talented individuals regardless of their background.

Khanyisa Mhlongo, Walkerville Resident

Khanyisa Mhlongo, a 27-year-old from Walkerville, is thrilled to receive the Miss South Africa coding scholarship from HyperionDev and ASUS. Currently in her final year of a Public Relations degree at the University of South Africa (UNISA), she also juggles multiple roles as a freelance social media manager, artist manager, events coordinator, and game developer. As the founder of Sirius Dreams, a game development company, Khanyisa is eager to leverage this scholarship to further her tech career and develop her game “NTU Utopia Builder”, which focuses on the ABCD method and Active Citizenship. Ultimately, Khanya wants to continue making strides in both her career and community involvement, aiming to be a role model for aspiring women in the tech industry.

Nnanana Kanyane Madisha, Jewel City Resident

Nnanana Kanyane Madisha, a 27-year-old from Jewel City, couldn’t stop smiling when she learned she had won the Miss South Africa coding scholarship. Raised by her resilient mother, a professional nurse, and inspired by her older brother’s academic path, Nnanana is determined to continue their legacy. Despite being self-taught in coding, she looks forward to formalising her skills through the HyperionDev bootcamp. She aims to transform her knowledge into a professional career and inspire others from her community to pursue tech education.

Rolivhuwa Funyufunyu, Hatfield Resident

Rolivhuwa Funyufunyu, a 22-year-old from Hatfield, was overjoyed upon receiving the Miss South Africa coding scholarship. Currently studying at the University of Pretoria, she is the first in her family to achieve tertiary education, a milestone celebrated by her close-knit family. Rolivhuwa sees the scholarship as a boost to her confidence and a step towards making a significant impact in her community. She aims to leverage this opportunity to become a successful full-stack developer and mentor others in the tech field.

Teboho Hlongwane, Katlehong Resident

Teboho Hlongwane, a 23-year-old from Katlehong, was in disbelief when she received the news of her scholarship award. A third-year student at the University of the Western Cape, she has a passion for technology that was sparked during a school trip to Sci-Bono. Despite financial barriers, Teboho’s determination led her to apply for the scholarship. She envisions a future in agriculture and entrepreneurship, aiming to create job opportunities and inspire others through her journey.

Zethu Mokoena, Nelspruit Resident

Zethu Mokoena, a 21-year-old student from Nelspruit, leapt for joy upon learning she had been awarded the Miss South Africa coding scholarship. Studying at Sol Plaatje University, Zethu is the first in her family to pursue higher education. She is driven by a passion for technology and a desire to make a positive impact. This scholarship represents an opportunity for her to enhance her skills and contribute to her community, with hopes of becoming a leader in the tech industry and a mentor to aspiring developers.

Beyond scholarships: A gateway to the future

The HyperionDev, Miss South Africa, and ASUS tech scholarships are more than just financial aids—they are pathways to new futures. We are incredibly proud of our scholarship recipients and excited to see the positive changes they will bring to their communities and the broader tech industry. These scholarships embody our commitment to making quality education accessible and fostering the next generation of tech leaders.

Stay tuned for more updates on our scholarship winners and their journeys through the HyperionDev Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp. Together, we are building a brighter future for South Africa.

Inspired to start your own tech journey? Join HyperionDev’s Web Development Bootcamp today and unlock your potential!