Nonhlanhla Masina is the Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer at the African School for Excellence. She is the embodiment of the potential that exists in South African townships. Born and raised in Tsakane, Nonhlanhla walked eight kilometres each day to attend Buhlebemfundo High School, where she was named Best Female Learner as a matriculant in 2006. Nonhlanhla now holds a B.Sc. in Molecular and Cell Biology, a B.Sc. (honors) in biochemistry, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Pharmaceutics, all at Wits.