Throwback: From domestic worker to graduate, woman follows her dreams

Throwback: From domestic worker to graduate, woman follows her dreams

With her heart set on her dreams, Ntombizodwa Merriam Mahlangu followed a road that wasn't very easy, but definitely worth it. With tenacity and determination that is inspiring, she went from domestic worker to Unisa graduate.

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Ntombizodwa Merriam Mahlangu always knew that she wanted to have a formal education and that being a domestic worker would just be part of that journey.

The proud graduate shared her story on Facebook, showing that commitment does pay off.

She was born and raised in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga. When she was 18, she moved to KwaMhlanga, also in Mpumalanga.

Her mother was a domestic worker and her father worked in construction, so Ntombizodwa was raised by her grandparents.

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After becoming a domestic worker herself, Ntombizodwa never gave up on her dream to be more, and in 2018 she graduated from Unisa. learnt that Ntombizodwa had earned her degree in Public Administration and Communication Facilitation from Unisa, after getting a certificate in Office Management in 2012.

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By never giving up and holding on to her dreams, Ntombizodwa has become an inspiration for women in South African who know what they want to achieve one day

It may not be easy, but with hard work, it could be within grasp sooner than expected.

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