- Duduzile Ngwenya complains that she wasted six years of her life because she was unable to go to university
- Duduzile is launching the paid version of her digital magazine in February and hopes it becomes a success
- Twitter offered some motivational stories
After a woman expressed her sadness and regret at not having been able to get a university degree due to unfortunate circumstances that she did not choose, social media users share their own stories of triumph and success to help her see her life in a more positive light.
As her youngest sibling is going to university this year, Duduzile Ngwenya reflected on how she went from being a top student to being unqualified at the age of 23.
Duduzile posted on social media platform, Twitter, describing how she was a top achiever and a year younger than the other student when she was in matric. Despite this, she was unable to study further.
Briefly.co.za found that Duduzile started a digital women’s magazine after school and has been focused on making her business a success. Duduzile claims that her magazine is dedicated to empowering women and creating a space for women to share their experiences.
She claims that if her magazine is not a success, she does not know what she will do. The magazine had been free for a year and is set to start selling at R20 in February.
In a bid to lift the young woman's spirits Twitter users offered more positive and aspiring perspectives of her situation, encouraging her to preserver and continue trying to reach her goals.
Twitter users also shared their own stories about starting degrees later on in life and working hard to become a success against all odds.
Thabiso shared his father’s inspirational story about how he obtained his matric while being married with three children. Thabiso added that his father only got his law degree in his 40's, after failing a single course six times. After that he passed and went on to be an attorney.
Zwane Zamani claims he was in the same boat as Duduzile. He says it took him 13 years but he is now starting his first year at the University of Witwatersrand.
Titi Moyisi wrote that he only obtained his first degree at the age of 31 after matriculating at 19. He added that his brother achieved both of those things in his 20's.
Twitter users also offered some useful advice on how Duduzile can still make her dreams come true, if she just keeps a positive attitude and lets go of the past.
Tumelo noted that UNISA is a cost-effective option for those struggling to afford university, while other users promised to support Duduzile's business venture in the hopes that she may soon be able to study part-time while her business grows.
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