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Bahle (right) and her twin sister Buhle were seniors at the Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT) last year.

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Anders Kelto

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Bahle (left), along with her mother, her twin sister, Buhle, and her older sister Cindy. Cindy (right) was in town on a surprise visit from her home in Johannesburg. She was worried about her younger sisters, and had come down to give them support and guidance.

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Anders Kelto

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Buhle (left) and Bahle (right) live in a small, metal shack on the outskirts of Cape Town. Their home is often filled with laughter and friends, such as classmate Lusanda (center).

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On Valentine’s Day, Bahle (right) and Tandie (left) read love poems written by COSAT students. They then invited the authors to come on stage, to give a rose to their muses. The girls had a hard time quieting the crowd.

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Anders Kelto

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Bahle (center) poses with friends at school. Bahle served as COSAT’s “head girl”– a prestigious position akin to senior class president.

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Anders Kelto

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The COSAT seniors achieved a 100 percent pass rate, meaning every student passed their final exams and will graduate. More than two thirds will go on to college.

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Anders Kelto

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Bahle (left) is soft-spoken, but has a powerful voice and often leads songs at school assemblies.

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Anders Kelto

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At the COSAT prom, many students said that Bahle (left) and Buhle (right) were the best dressed girls in attendance. Their dresses were designed and created by a local seamstress.

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Azola Maliti

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For many students at COSAT, the prom was a rare night of glamour – a chance to eat at an expensive restaurant and dance to live music. Bahle called it one of the best nights of her life.

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Azola Maliti

Sisters

Bahle (left) and Buhle (right) are fraternal twins, but say they have completely opposite personalities. Bahle describes herself as shy and reserved, while Buhle calls herself “extremely excitable,” and says she loves humor. Both are planning to attend college in Cape Town next year, but at different schools.

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Anders Kelto

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