Tshegofatso Nabe is 25 years old and lives in Diepkloof, Soweto with his family. He has a friendly personality and a positive attitude, and is keen to work in the open labour market. He attended Forest Town School for children with special needs, and has basic reading and writing skills and is able to follow verbal instructions.
From 2004-2007 he worked for the Johannesburg Council of the Disabled as a packer.
During 2008-2009 Tshegofatso attended the Living Link College and received a certificate in lifestyle management, personal empowerment, employment orientation, and community survival. During this time he undertook job sampling in the Technical Department of the Johannesburg Zoo and also completed a further period of job sampling at Ernst & Young in contract cleaning, canteen and mailroom duties.
During 2013 Tshegofatso successfully completed a 12-month life skills training course provided by EmployAbility-Vulindlela and funded by the National Lotteries Board.
Tshegofatso would be capable of working in most production line positions, including packing and assembling, as well as cleaning and food preparation. He holds a code 08 driver’s licence, and is capable of following directions. Tshegofatso has cerebral palsy but is capable of doing most general daily tasks. Initially, he would benefit from the assistance of a job coach to provide guidance in the workplace.