South African entrepreneur and news anchor Ayanda-Allie Paine was praised on social media for making it to the US for the Mandela Washington Fellowship.
Paine was part of the team chosen as the Mandela Washington Fellowship members, a programme that enriches young leaders aged between 25 and 35.
Taking to her Twitter account, Paine shared several photos of her trip to Washington, adding a captioned that inspired other South Africans.
"Focus. Work Hard. Pray Hard. Never Give Up. #32," she captioned the photos.
Social media users praised Paine's success and added she was an inspiration to other young entrepreneurs.
Briefly.co.za learned according to tweeps' reactions, she also posted the message on her 32nd birthday.
Bukho Bami, who goes by the Twitter handle @BukhoBami, wrote: "Happy Birthday to our Leader ✊. May God bless you today with a wonderful, happy birthday and years of tomorrows filled with prosperity and joy. You have guided us on each step of the way, we appreciated that a lot and on your big day we wish you great success and well-being."
Lesego Tlhwale added, "Happy birthday Leadership, my fellow comrade. Am glad I got to know you and the amazing, powerful human being that you are. Stay shining."
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