A South African man who defied all the odds and worked incredibly hard to get his degree, has just been given a job opportunity!


Sibusiso Nkosi, a 31 year old single, black male living in Soweto is inspiring South Africans around the globe through his hard work and dedication.

We recently posted about his story and since then, the dedicated and hard working South African has been offered dozens of job opportunities. It’s a beautiful Ubuntu Christmas story as South Africans come together to share a man’s dream & help him get a job after years of dedication and hard work!

David Shields, who posted about his friend originally has also given us a full update…

“57 hours ago I put up a Facebook status. Not just any status; a status that would ask the people of South Africa to come together (differences aside) and help give someone a new lease on life.”

“To be fair, he’s not just any “someone”.”

“You guys rallied the troops; tagged, shared, liked and commented. You went the extra mile; spoke to bosses, colleagues, friends & family. Hell, you even got this status to Australia. You did what was needed to be done, which is to help a human being in need and for that I cannot thank you enough.”

After thousands of shares and a whole lotta’ love, we are all happy to announce that Sibu has been offered internships at some of the biggest and best marketing/advertising/communications agencies in the country.

The next step is to allow him to email each and every person who shared their email with us; both to extend his gratitude but also to apply in the correct manner because even though he’s been blessed with an amazing opportunity, he still wants to take the time to go through the correct channels.

As if he couldn’t capture our hearts enough, right?

“Over the next day or two Sibu will be emailing his CV to all potential employers which will then (hopefully) result in a few golden egg meetings.”

“He wants to meet with every person who put his or her name on the line for him. It’s just who he is. I promise to keep you updated on his progress.”

“There are also many of you who’ve offered to extend a helping hand in other ways. I wont list you here but just know how big an impact you’ve made! Some offered stipends to help him get on his feet (over the first few months), some have offered clothing apparel and vouchers. Some even want to help him pay off his NSFAS loan.”

“Seriously, you are the most special bunch of people and truly. I never want to live anywhere else…”

Sibusiso doesn’t have Facebook unfortunately, nor any other form of social media but he’s seen all the messages of love and support received over the last few days. If anyone would like to send him a personal mail with words of encouragement, please forward to nkosisbue@gmail.com.

“If you could have seen the look on his face when he saw that this many people cared about his future, you would have been in tears, happy tears; a bright and colorful galaxy of happy tears.”

He wrote you a passage to express his gratitude, highlighted below:

“Words cannot describe how grateful I am for the assistance and opportunities you have all graced me with. My life is about to change. So long as I work hard, I can see a future of prosperity, which lies ahead.

I would like to thank each and every one of you who shared my experience and posted messages of support and offers of employment.

Above all, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and prosperous new year in 2017. May god bless you.”

David has also been overwhelmed with calls and messages of support and people wanting to help in other ways. To those of you who asked about assisting Sibu with tools of the trade, transport or to help him pay off what’s left of his student loans, please see his banking details below:

Sibu Nkosi
Ref: Internship

“This is not the end. This is a new beginning and a small but sure way to show that we CAN change the world, we just need to want to and go from there. I’m sending you all a million virtual hugs * Big Squeeze *.”

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.’ – Mary Anne Radmacher

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Sources: David Shields Facebook

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