- South Africans are inspired by a man from the North West province who has made it big in education, bagging a PhD at the age of 31
- Thapelo Donald Kgabage has completed a doctorate in theology and the new doctor has credited God for his massive accomplishment and endurance
- Kgabage says he started his journey towards becoming a doctor back in 2010 and has now finally realised his dream to have a PhD qualification
- Briefly News looks at the reactions from Kgabage’s friends on social media as many congratulate the doctor of theology on his massive step up in life
Thapelo Donald Kgabage is a proud man after inspiring many of his friends on social media by becoming a PhD graduate at the age of 31. The man is based in the North West province and his story has been documented by Varsity World on Facebook.
Kgabage’s success has inspired many social media users on the app and he also recounted how his journey began in 2010.
Journey to success
The post reads:
"I began my journey in 2010, studying both BCom in chartered accountancy together with theology at the same time. Indeed, I am a product of God’s Grace, I have seen this God in my life.
“Finally, at the age of 31 years, I can confirm that my PhD in theology is done and dusted, and finally conferred. I passed with Summa Cum Laude, which is the highest honour.
“I can also say “Hello" to my first ever NQF Level 10. And cheers to more that is coming. Ladies and gentlemen, by God’s Grace, I present to you Dr Thapelo Donald Kgabage.”
@Geroge Bokrata said:
"Congratulations to you and may God continue to bless you always.”
@Ofentse Gaotlhaelwe said:
"Now should we address you as Pastor or Dr? Congratulations by the way! That's the results of perseverance, determination, dedication, patience and hard work.”
@Michael Tower said:
“I'm from the United States. Congratulations Dr Kgabage in obtaining your PhD in Theology. The world is in great need of young spiritual leadership in the mode of Dr Martin Luther King. The sky is the limit!”
@Modise Mfati said:
“Congratulations are in order Dr Kgabage.”
Another star student bags a PhD
Briefly News ran the story of another local graduate who is showing off his latest achievement, taking to social media to share snaps of his newly-acquired PhD.
The hard-copy certificate was shared by Twitter user @SFobosi, a doctor of Philosophy from the University of Johannesburg.
It's clear the doctor is very proud of his latest achievement. "Welcoming the hard-copy of my #NQFLevel10," he sweetly captioned the post. Dr Siyabulela Fobosi is certainly serving education goals.
Many curious social media users took to the comments section inquiring about where they might read the graduate's latest dissertation, which he kindly shared was available on the university website.
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