- A doctoral degree holder gushed about the young woman she mentored
- Ntombi Mathe posted photos of the graduation of Busi, who obtained her Master's degree in Engineering
- Mathe revealed that the determined young woman grew up in a township
On Saturday, a woman, who holds a doctorate degree, took to the inspiring #ImStaying Facebook group to gush about the successes of a young lady she had mentored.
Ntombi Mathe obtained her PhD degree in 2015 and as part of her responsibilities to the SA and global science community, she mentored a young woman called Busi.
Both Busi and Mathe hail from townships and they both had to work hard to succeed. Mathe revealed Busi was her very first student and they had gone through deep waters together to achieve success.
"For the first year of her studies there were problems with her bursary not paying out and we went from pillar to post trying to get answers. The whole time she never gave up, and when it really got though and I told her I understand if she wants to go get a job instead she said: 'Don't worry Mam, I never start something without finishing it, I am struggling now but I know this too izodhlula (it will pass)'."
Mathe said her student's "strength, positivity and determination" inspired her. Over the weekend, Busi graduated Cum Laude with her Master's degree in Engineering.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on the inspiring story of Linda Maponyane, a psychology graduate who used to work as a domestic worker.
Maponyane recently opened up about her journey to success and she inspired thousands of South Africans.
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