Scholar Athletes

Emmerentia Ledwaba

University : University of Mobile. Alabama,USA ’07 Degree : Business Management Hometown : Pietersburg, South Africa Currently : Working for BP Biography : With the assistance of Miles & Associates and the African Youth Development Fund (AYDF), basketball has helped take Emma “Diesel” Ledwaba from the dusty streets of Pietersburg, South Africa to obtaining a […]

Lesego Molebatsi

Background : Left for the US 05 College : Fresno Pacific 09 Degree : Business Management Hometown : Bloemfontein, South Africa Currently : Working for Nestle Biography : Lesego Molebatsi stands 6 feet 8 inches tall and was part of the first South African delegation of players to ever attend an NBA player camp in […]

Luvuyo Mandela

Background : Left S. Africa for the US in 2003 High School : Graduated Saint Anne’s Belfield HS 2005 University : Graduated from Hamilton College 2009 Degree : Philosophy Hometown : Durban, South-Africa Currently : Accounts Manager: National Empowerment Ratings Agency Biography : Luvuyo Mandela got involved with Miles & Associates in 2002 shortly after […]

Sakhile “Yao” Sithole

Background : Left for the US in 2007 High School : Episcopal High School ’09 Hometown : Pietermaritzburg, South Africa Biography : Yao hails from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa where he was raised by a single father. At age 10 he was given the nickname “Yao” after NBA star Yao Ming because he had already grown […]

Thabo Letsebe

Background : Left S. Africa for the US in 1997 High School : Graduated from Towson Catholic in ’99 College : Graduated from Goucher College (Baltimore, Maryland) 2003 Degree : Graphic design Hometown : Johannesburg, South Africa Biography : Thabo is from the township of Alexandra in Johannesburg, South Africa and through the help of […]

Tsakane Ngobeni

Background : Left S. Africa for the US in 2000 High School : Graduated Saint Anne’s Belfield HS (2003) University : Graduated from Hamilton College (2007) Degree : Communications Hometown : Soweto, South-Africa Currently : Head of Business Development: Safesky Africa Biography : Tsakane, hails from Soweto township in South Africa. At the age of […]