- Constance Nengovhela has extensive experience as a seafarer
- She then followed her passion and started her own business
- She had a difficult upbringing and overcame many challenges
After overcoming a lifetime of challenges and unfortunate circumstances, a young woman turned her life around to become a qualified seafarer and successful entrepreneur. Constance Nengovhela, 33, grew up in a child-headed household and was determined to improve her life and that of her community.
As a seafarer, Constance is responsible for navigating ships. She started her own company, Life Beyond Group, with the hopes of motivating others and inspiring them to strive towards greatness.
PAY ATTENTION: Do you want to know what's trending on Briefly.co.za? Join our WhatsApp group today.
Constance’s parents divorced when she was only eight years old and because her parents lived in a village, they could not visit regularly. They till did everything they could to support their children. When she was a teenager, she took up the responsibility of raising her younger siblings, Briely.co.za discovered.
She attended under-resourced schools growing up and often had classes held under a tree. After matriculating, she studied towards a BCom at the Univeristy of Johannesburg. Although she was a top-achieving student, Constance had to leave her studies because she lacked adequate funding.
PAY ATTENTION: The 25 Wealthiest Families In The United States Revealed
Although she had been studying economics, she was awarded a bursary for maritime studies and decided it would be better than returning to the village.
She obtained a National Diploma and then achieved a BTech in transportation with distinction, News24 reported.
Constance says the difficulties she experienced growing up and in university motivated her to work hard to achieve her dreams and to help other people in similar positions.
After working in the maritime industry or a few years, she decided to follow her passion and start her own business.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!