- A Limpopo man has bravely shared his success story on Facebook
-Nhlanhla G Mafarafara, now a qualified professional, spoke about his mother earning R570 per month
- Facebook users were quick to share their admiration and gratitude
A Limpopo man has shared his success story on Facebook group Varsity World. With a household income of R570 per month, Nhlanhla G Mafarafara knows what a hard life is. Now a qualified pharmacist and motivational speaker, he decided to speak about his past struggles.
"After passing Grade 12 in 2003, the universities could not accept me. I was given an option to do an extended degree. The cost was too high," read the post.
He went on to explain that he had negotiated with his high school principal to allow a rewrite. In 2004 he passed once again, this time with better marks. However, the money issue weighed in and he realised he may not be able to study further.
See the full post below:
Facebook users were not only astonished at his story but they were also motivated. They shared their emotions under the post:
Fanele Nzuko Xulu wrote:
"We really need this motivation and it's really inspiring me. Thank you. You did well."
El Nk replied:
"Inspiration right there."
Mokwape Tiny said:
"Congress, it's hard to study in that situation but you manage because you know where you're are coming from and the prayers of your mother, she is proud of you."
Herold Kutlwano Mathebe commented:
"You reminded me of my struggle, surviving with R200 a month from my mother year 2010, 2011 and 2012 (at least NSFAS started to give us R500 food allowance)."
Khuliso Muvhali added:
"Thank you soo much for the motivation."
In other news making waves, Briefly.co.za reported on a Lesotho miner well-known for unearthing valuable precious stones who managed to discover another monster diamond in Lesotho last week.
The diamond may be worth an estimated $18 million. That is worth roughly R309 million. The company that owns the mine, Gem Diamonds, said last week that they unearthed the 442-carat diamond.
Edward Sterck, an analyst at BMO Capital Markets, said it could be worth a whopping $18 million.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!