Thompho was born in a village called Tshikombani at Nzhelele, in the Limopopo Province of South Africa. He attended the Computer Training Institute (CTI) where he satisfied the requirements of beginning and advanced International Diploma in Computer Studies programs (IDCS). As an undergraduate scholar, he developed an academic keystone project to support technology in three village schools.
Since graduating with honors from the London Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom with a baccalaureate degree in computing and information systems, Thompho has held a variety of technical and tech service positions with increasing responsibility. He’s worked for the past two years as a network administrator for the University of Venda in Limpopo.
Thompho is enthusiastic about interfederated research and education network administration, cybersecurity, and supporting the University of Venda, South Africa and SADC missions to foster a more technically-literate regional workforce for the future.