- A young woman has melted many hearts after she graduated from Wits despite huge financial challenges
- A picture of her in a graduation gown accompanied by an inspirational message was shared by Facebook page, Varsity World
- The post received hundreds of reactions from proud Facebookers
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Basetsana Jokozela has managed to become a shining example for those looking to leave their past struggles behind and secure an education from a reputable institution. This comes after the young lady managed to bag a qualification from Wits recently.
Facebook page, Varsity World, recently shared her story with the world with a picture post accompanied by an inspirational short message from Basetsana, who explains how she overcame her "broken background" and went on to conquer her higher education dreams.
"I have conquered the Wits edge. I am so humbled by this achievement. I am a Wits graduate from a background where all odds were against me. I was born and raised in a broken environment where everything looked so impossible.
"This is a humble reminder that nothing is impossible if you go for it and work hard. Today I have achieved what I never thought I could achieve and this is a motivation going forward for me and everyone that it’s actually possible if you work for it. I remember all the blessings from my lovely late grandmother and dad and I am so grateful for them."
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Batsetsana then goes on to say that anything is possible, even for the black child who sometimes seems so lost in poverty and lack of privilege that it has become easy to believe their dreams will never be realised.
"This is the beginning of great things and you know what, black child, it’s actually possible, your background doesn’t define you. Thanks to my lovely mom, family and friends for this graduation day. Despite Covid-19 they made it happen for me and I am so grateful. I made it, I have conquered the Wits Edge. #WitsGraduate"
The heartfelt post was at the receiving end of hundreds of comments from Facebookers who were pleased to see another young black woman making a success of herself. Read some of the comments below.
KaMvelase LeMini said:
"Congratulations sister. Aluta Continua."
Zenande Magwaza said:
"Proud and a happy Witsie."
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Briefly.co.za also reported that TikTok video maker Priscila Beatrice has left social media users simply wowed after she posted a TikTok clip of herself dressed up and looking just like Rihanna. In the video, Priscila had done her make-up and hair to look just like Rihanna's did at the British Fashion Awards in 2019.
Her TikTok was soon noticed by popular IG page, The Shade Room, which shared it with their extra-large following. Soon enough, Rihanna herself noticed the TikTok and shared it on her very own page.
Naturally, Priscila, who was thrilled at Rihanna's post, took to her own IG to share the news with 900 000 of her own social media fans.
"I still can't believe it!!! The page @theshaderoom shared my video on their profile and THE OWN RIHANNA @badgalriri saw my video and commented! Do you know what I'm feeling right now? I can't stop crying with emotion! Of happiness!!! It is a dream!!! God is so wonderful," she wrote excitedly.
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