- South African social media users engaged in a debate about celebrities who made it in life without a Mmatric certificate
- A Twitter user, @sushimandi, started the debate when he posted pictures of a few celebrities who are successful without matric
- Many social media users gave their two cents about whether or not education is needed to become somebody in life
In South Africa, a matric qualification opens the doors to success for many. It means that one can study to get a degree, diploma, or pursue a learnership. In Mzansi, a few celebrities have shown that they could make it in life without a degree or even matric for that matter.
A Twitter user @sushimandi sparked a debate online about celebrities who are successful even without Grade 12.
He wrote: "Our parents told us education is the key to success, but these celebs are successful without matric."
The list consisted of Somizi, Cassper Nyovest, Prince Kaybee and DJ Maphorisa. Social media users weighed in on the matter and discussed whether matric was important or not to chase your dreams.
@FlirtstoneM said: "Listen to your parents, and also share pictures of people who made it with education."
@MaleObserverZA commented: "Compare the rates of success among people with an education and then those without any, see if that shifts your perspective a bit. I have yet to meet anyone who has regrets about pursuing an education."
@Tuyoleni97 said: "Yeah they might not have matric but they have talent."
@nerd_kool commented: "The problem is highlighting the successes and ignoring the majority who did not find success."
@DeepMarvin said: "They forgot to tell you to never compare yourself to others."
In other news about education, Briefly.co.za reported that The Queen's Thembsie Matu was made super proud by her son's degree. Award-winning actress Thembsie Matu has a lot to be proud of.
Her son Unathi Matu has just bagged his Master's in Engineering from the University of Cape Town. Thembsie, who plays Patronella on The Queen took to social media to share the news with her fans.
"Congratulations on your amazing achievement mfana wam (my boy). Siyabonga that you did not give up and continued to fight despite the hardships you faced. Halala," wrote Thembsie on Instagram.
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