Since 2014, KPMG has become progressively more involved in the support of the athletics academy at Vorentoe High School.

Vorentoe High School is situated in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. The school has 1 100 pupils (605 black African; 410 Coloured; 70 Indian and 15 White). The running academy at the school was started in 2000 with five athletes. Since then it has successfully grown to 30 athletes (15 boys and 15 girls).

The athletes are mostly recruited from rural and disadvantaged areas from the four provinces north of the Vaal River. They are given bursaries to attend Vorentoe High School and are provided with basic hostel facilities and food on the premises. The athletes’ parents have limited financial resources.

Therefore the school relies on KPMG’s sponsorship to maintain the academy.

KPMG’s support is, however, not limited to funding. Monetary support includes paying for water and electricity, accommodation maintenance, food, school uniforms and books as well as the salaries of the operations manager and cooks.  KPMG also funds the academy’s training camps, medical expenses and competition related travel costs.

In an endeavour to teach the athletes the importance of academics in conjunction with their passion for running, KPMG provides academic support through tutoring in subjects such as Afrikaans, English, Mathematics and Science.

The Vorentoe Team


Tumi Lephoto


Tswanelo Maruping


Thobile Vilakazi


Sello Pheleu


Sbongile Merina


Ntombi Seabe


Onkabetsi Sebola


Lethabo Makgoga

Koketso Seane

Koketso Seane


Lerato Seabe


Kgosimang Selemela


Itumeleng Rasekanya


Frans Rammutla

Top Athletes

Mapaseka Makhanya, has been crowned South Africa’s Sports Woman of the Year 2013. She won the Spar Ladies 10km Series 2013.

Tebogo Mashela is the current SA 3000m steeple chase record holder and a multiple SA champion.

Cross Country

  • Over the last two years, the academy has produced between nine and 18 athletes for the Gauteng Schools team
  • The boys’ team has been the North Vaal (Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West and Limpopo) cross country champions since 2000; for the past 15 years
  • The girls’ team has been the North Vaal cross country champions for 13 of the last 15 years, with two second places.
  • In 2015, two athletes were selected to represent South Africa at the World Cross Country Championships in China
  • At the 2014 South African Cross Country Championships in George, five Vorentoe athletes became SA Champs in their age groups. The school’s athletes also won a further two silver and two bronze medals at the championships
  • The academy had four SA Schools Champions in 2013, and a further four silver and bronze medals
  • The academy had two athletes in the South African Junior Cross Country team in 2012, while Tumisang Monnatlala represented South Africa at the World Junior Championships in Poland in 2013. He achieved a 19th place in that race


  • At the 2015 South African School Athletics Championships, the KPMG-Vorentoe Running Academy athletes won 19 medals
  • At the 2015 South African Junior Athletics Championships (clubs, not schools), the KPMG-Vorentoe Running Academy athletes won 19 medals.
  • Central Gauteng selected 26 of the 36 athletes to represent the province at the SA Championships
  • During the two 2014 South African Athletics Championships, the Vorentoe middle distance athletes won 12 (Clubs) and 11 (Schools) medals respectively
  • Tumisang Monnatlala represented South Africa at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA – becoming the first ever South African athlete to qualify for the final in a middle distance event at the World Junior Championships