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Speaker Thabiso Molopo

Arts, Entertainment and Educational Background

Thabiso Molopo was born in Vlaklaagte no 2(Buhlebesizwe) and grew up in the family of seven (7) siblings. I was raised by my both, but at the age of nine (9) I was hit by a car. The accident let me into losing my both legs. That was a transformation of my life. I was dismissed at the school where I was doing my grade three (3) because they could not meet the resources that I needed in order for me to be schooling there. I had to go and study at a private school which catered for my special needs. Losing my both legs caused me to go for an operation to start walking using prosthetics legs. I then started supporting my movement using the crutches but due to medical complications I was forced to utilise a wheelchair for one year. After having accepted and got used to my situation, I then progressed to do high school in Bronkhorspruit in another private institution.

Growing up made me to not lose hope in life, I came to a point in my life where I decided that I was going to stop using the crutches and start walking on my own, by then I was in grade ten (10). Achieving walking on my own, without the assistance of any aids made me to take control of my life.

I started participating at school and i received an award for being a Best student in 2008. I developed a passion in music and sang at the school choir for various competitions. My passion for music grew with the group called Inhlakanipho Gospel Group and then we released an n album called Inhlakanipho in 2008.

2006: I enrolled for Drama classes in Siyabuswa at an institution called PRIDA.

2007: I graduated and received a certificate in performing arts.

2008: I joined an Amputee Support Group where we gave support to young people who use prosthetic limbs and I was appointed as an ambassador and the spokesperson for that group (Amputee Support Group).

2009: I moved to Pretoria to study Journalism at Varsity College and joined a Drama group at the South African State Theatre.

2010: I worked at the World Cup from June until July for a company called AEG. After the tournament I joint Ekurhuleni Magazine Called Bread of Life Magazine writing sports Column for the magazine. I’m very passionate about soccer I used to play it using my arms.

2011: I did performance at the State theatre and motivational speaking around the country all because I believe in myself and never classified myself as disabled person. I’m the motivational speaker for Do More Talk Less Campaign and ZIVUSENI Youth Organisation.

2012: I report and write sports for a Tshwane Youth Magazine online.

2013: NetCare Milpark
I started working at the pharmacy doing Data capturing since June 2012 until today

2013: appearance on Television and Radio and Magazines:
Against The All Odds (eNCA) 3 Talk Show (SABC 3), SHIFT (SABC 1) Ikwekwezifm, 2000 FM, Pulpit FM, Motse FM, Move! Magazine, Do It Now Magazine, Daily Sun, Tshwane Sun News Paper, You Deserve It (beneficiary) E.TV.

Awards and Achievements

Ambassador for the Amputee Support Group

Award for being a Best Student in 2008

Certificate in Performing Arts 2007.