A high school in the South African township of Soweto has seen a 20% rise in attendance, since a famous jazz musician returned to school.
Sipho “Hotstix” Mabusay plans to sit his secondary school certificate in the coming months, more than 40 years after turning his back on his studies.
The 60-year-old hopes to encourage youngsters from deprived backgrounds to stick with their education.
Karen Allen reports.
In die gees van ubuntu het die 60-jarige musieklegende Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse teruggekeer na die skoolbanke – vir homself, maar ook om ’n arm gemeenskap te inspireer tot dit “waartoe hulle werklik in staat is”.