Many battles for improving the lives of those around you are won in the courtroom. That’s the thinking of Daveyton local Tsatseng Rantsho, who’s hoping to use his passion and education to provide assistance to those who need it most.
Rantsho is a candidate attorney at Legal Aid South Africa, which is committed to assisting people who cannot afford their own legal representation. This includes vulnerable groups such as women, children and those in rural areas.
His compassion extends further with the founding of his non-profit group Sgela 1st, a motivational speaking and youth development organisation that educates young learners about the importance of their academics and how they can use their studies to achieve their goals. When students receive notable matric results, Rantsho provides them with a university starter pack including things like pots, books, an iron and a kettle. As he explains:
“I believe that Sgela 1st should not only preach education but facilitate it as well.”
Whether it’s a motivational speech to an entire high school or a convincing pep talk to a single student, Rantsho gives his all, because he knows any impact is a positive for the community of Daveyton. He’s renowned for his humility and dedication to the cause, a true leader who can provide young minds with direction and convince elders to join his fight. The power of mentorship and community are things he believes in strongly, and he is an example to not only the learners he is dedicated to assisting, but everyone who is lucky enough to cross paths with him.