Determine your destination: Man studies hard to end family poverty

Determine your destination: Man studies hard to end family poverty

- Nkosana Senzeni Madikane grew up in poverty, sharing a small shack with his parents and five siblings

- Nkosana worked hard to get an education in order to build a comfortable life for himself and his family

- He now has a few qualifications under his belt and owns different properties as well as a number of cars

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Nkosana Senzeni Madikane shared an inspiring post in Facebook's #ImStaying group. Growing up in poverty motivated Nkosana to study hard to provide a more comfortable life for his own family.

Being one of six children living in a shack made life difficult for Nkosana. He eventually earned a BA degree specialising in Industrial Sociology and Psychology. He was then appointed as a ward by the Department of Correctional Services.

Nkosana also completed his LLB. He has since purchased houses in Mahikeng, Klerksdorp, Pretoria and Kimberly.

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Determine your destiny: Man studies hard to end family poverty

This South African man worked hard to take himself out of poverty. Image: Nkosana Senzeni Madikane
Source: Facebook

Read the rest of Nkosana's inspiring post below:

"I have built my parents two houses, one has recently been given to my aunt. To date, I have bought 7 cars and currently, I have four cars. I don't like to brag but hoped that someone who is down can be lifted by this.
"The moral of the story is we don't choose our background but we can determine our destination. Many of you know my story. Never give up and good night. I hope you are inspired and the impossible is untried."

Below are some of the responses Nkosana's post received from Stayers:

Alec Menzi Twala said:

"This goes to say that education is the key to success. Hard work pays off bra. Congratulations on your success. God bless you more."

Mantwa Sebete Makhakhe wrote:

"What an incredible and inspiring story. Our backgrounds should be our reference, not our residence."
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Monica Ann Herbst commented:

"A great inspiration to all of us. I wish you all the best. Well done."

Louise Crooks added:

"Wow!! That is truly inspiring. Just shows what determination and conviction can do. You deserve it all and more."

In other inspiring news, reported on a small community that worked together to restore their museum town to its former glory. Pilgrim's Rest was established in the late 1800s; it is truly something out of a storybook.

According to a post on the #ImStaying group by Cairan Farnholt, the local community of Pilgrim's Rest worked together to get the little town back on the map. Cairan shared a series of images of the stunning town.

The rustic aesthetic of Pilgrim's Rest should pull in a lot of tourists.

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