We are proud to announce that one of our esteemed alumni, Mandisa Theko-Khitsane, has achieved great success in her career as a Digital Executive. With over 10 years of experience in the media, retail, and financial services sectors, Mandisa has a diverse background in e-commerce, digital strategy, social media, market research, management, and delivering omnichannel customer experiences.
Mandisa studied at Wits University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in 2011 and master’s degree in 2020, focusing on the impact of digitalization on traditional businesses. Mandisa is currently completing her PhD in Digital Business, exploring the impact of Artificial Intelligence in various industries.
She reflects on her time at Sacred Heart College (2004-2008) as a defining period in their life. Mandisa had a full and immersive experience at school, learning valuable lessons through both education and extracurricular activities, including sports and cultural events. The most significant lesson Mandisa took away was how to “fail forward” and turn their experiences into learning opportunities.
She has fond memories of the friends she made at Sacred Heart College and cherishes the relationships that have lasted to this day. She highlights the unique and diverse community that Sacred Heart provides, exposing students to individuals from different walks of life. She appreciates the contributions of all her teachers, who helped shape and bring out different aspects of her character.
Being an alumnus of Sacred Heart College holds a special place in Mandisa’s heart, as it provides her with access to a community that she can always engage with and contribute to. Mandisa recognizes the importance of having safe spaces to share ideas, listen, and learn. The alumni community creates a sense of identity and provides a reference for personal reflection on life’s journey. Sacred Heart College is a representation of South Africa’s diverse community, and Mandisa is grateful to have attended a school that reflects the country she belongs to.