Meet Sekedi Mabatha, University of Limpopo's 1st female SRC head

Meet Sekedi Mabatha, University of Limpopo's 1st female SRC head

- The University of Limpopo has announced its new head of the Student Representative Council

- Sekedi Mabatha is the first woman to lead the university in 61 years of it being a functioning tertiary institution

- 22-year-old Mabatha has already laid out what she plans to do in her new role as SRC head

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Sekedi Mabatha has become the first female to lead the University of Limpopo's Student Representative Council since it's establishment in 1959. The 22-year-old's new position was announced in a virtual introduction.

Mabatha is a BSc Agricultural Economics Honours student at the university and comes from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Student Command rank. According to the University's Twitter, Mabatha has an additional assigned portfolio to handle Mass Communications and Publicity.

She will lead seven members from different student structures as a Transitional SRC. Speaking about her position, Mabatha said she was grateful for this new opportunity where she will now be able to make a difference in the lives of many people.

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Meet Sekedi Mabatha, University of Limpopo's 1st female SRC
Sekedi Mabatha has become the first female SRC leader of the University of Limpopo. Source: @ULvarsity / Twitter
Source: Twitter

According to SABC, Mabatha said she is ready to serve and that the Transitional SRC will make sure that issues are addressed. Sowetan Live reported that young Mabatha has her priority set on boosting the development of online learning, to ensure that the needs of the students are met.

Here are some responses from some Saffa tweeps:

@ISHMAELM18 said:

"Wow congratulations to you guys and again I would like to thanks for giving a woman the opportunities to lead the campus and all the best to you guys."

@joelkamaripane wrote:

"The performance during their tenure in office shall tell us a lot abt them. It's too soon to judge them now."

@MphoManamela_ quote tweeted:

"University of Limpopo's first-ever female President."

In other news about strong women, recently reported on a lady who overcame depression and started a successful business with only R200. Reitumetse Molapo is the owner of a successful tapestry business.

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She also hosts workshops that help other South African men and women who are interested in the tapestry industry acquire the skills they will need to start their own business. In an exclusive interview with, Reitumetse explains how she was not always the successful young woman she now is.

According to her, she has had to overcome a plethora of struggles in order to make it as far as she did. Reitumetse goes on to share that just when she thought life couldn't get any worse, her husband started changing. He was no longer the loving and supportive man she got married to in the beginning.

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