From domestic worker to psychology graduate, meet Linda Maponyane

From domestic worker to psychology graduate, meet Linda Maponyane

- Linda Maponyane used to work as a domestic worker

- She had to overcome several struggles to succeed in life

- Today she's a psychology graduate and author, just to name a few of her achievements

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"Never give up on your dreams" - those were the words of Linda Maponyane, a psychology graduate who had her fair share of struggles.

Taking to #ImStaying on Facebook, Maponyane shared her inspiring life story with the hope that it would encourage someone else.

In 2003, Maponyane moved to Johannesburg to look for "greener pastures". However, things did not work out exactly as she expected.

She started working as a domestic worker in Mulbarton South of Joburg. A month later, a woman hage her a job as a tea lady and cleaner.

"In 2005 I registered for my psychology degree, which took long to achieve because, not only was I the only bread winner but had to build my mom a house after the mud house fell from heavy rains. It therefore took me a decade to finish my part-time degree while I carried responsibilities that demanded my pocket."
From domestic worker to psychology graduate, meet Linda Maponyane

Photo credit: Linda Maponyane/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

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Tragedy struck when Maponyane was abducted, robbed and sexually assaulted, which left her with several complications.

However, she pushed through to reach her dreams and today she's a psychology graduate, candidate for honours in communications and the author of a book titled Shadows of my Scars.

She is also the managing director of Kenako Media House.

Like Maponyane, reported Constance Matshidiso Lelaka had to work her way up from working as a cleaner.

Lelaka went from cleaning a hotel and serving tables as a waitress to graduating with a PhD.

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