Charles Maimela becomes UP's Deputy Dean for Law Faculty at 32

Charles Maimela becomes UP's Deputy Dean for Law Faculty at 32

- Last month, the University of Pretoria announced it has appointed Charles Maimela as the new deputy head for the law faculty

- Maimela made history with the appointment and he became the youngest and first black person to hold the position

- His story resurfaced on the #ImStaying Facebook page this week and South Africans were inspired

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Charles Maimela is one young man whose name is going down in history books. In August, the University of Pretoria (UP) announced it had appointed Maimela as its new deputy head for the faculty of law.

While the appointment would have been a massive honour for anyone, it was extra special for Maimela.

The professor became the first black person to ever be appointed UP's deputy head for the law faculty and he is also the youngest to ever hold the position.

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Although the news was already shared last month, it resurfaced on the #ImStaying group this week. Social media user, Bianca Terry, posted about it on the viral group and wrote:

"Hence I am staying."
Charles Maimela becomes UP's Deputy Dean for Law Faculty at 32

Charles Maimela made history when he was appointed as UP's Deputy Dean for Law Faculty at only 32 years of age. Photo: Left - HOBO Group, Right - University of Pretoria.
Source: Facebook

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South Africans were inspired by his achievement and applauded Maimela online.

Soekie Bekker commented:

"Well done Prof, it comes with hard work and dedication. Make yourself proud.....this position comes with integrity and hard work."

Patience Dimba wrote:

"To God be the Glory for your life, Prof Maimela! You are a such an inspiration to our youth! May the Lord Almighty use you tremendously in our society, to bring Glory to His Holy name!"

Matilda Mmagauta Makobane Dube said:

"Achieved so much at 32! Proud of him. Congratulations!"

Jeanine Schild added:

"Congratulations and well done on such an incredible achievement. Wishing nothing but success and happiness in your new position."
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Seeing the unity Jerusalema has created all over the globe is truly heartwarming. Watching all the clips have struck many smiles, tears and instilled a lot of hope during a time where it is needed most. learnt that Master KG had wished Ronaldo would partake in the Jerusalema dance challenge and he did. Seeing the endless support has left Master KG with a heart bursting with gratitude.

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