Adventures of a PhD Student: Man Makes SA Proud With New Journey

Adventures of a PhD Student: Man Makes SA Proud With New Journey

- A South African man used social media to share his story and the brand new journey he is embarking on

- El Pacho (@_Ntentema) stated that he has started his PhD journey and shared a few images to accompany it

- South Africans could not be more excited and proud of the new student as they wished him well in the comments

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A South African man has taken to social media to celebrate the beginning of his PhD journey. @_Ntentema (El Pacho) on Twitter shared images of himself and his first day on his new adventure.

El Pacho represents the drive and determination of South Africa as he pursues his UCT PhD. South Africa has embraced news of the new venture with pride and excitement as El Pacho's well-deserved PhD pursuit has awarded him a large stream of positive and encouraging social media responses.

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El Pacho, took to Facebook as well to share not only his goals for the future but the mountains he has already climbed to get to where he is today:

"In 2019 I embarked on a journey, in December 2020, I finished the journey. Today I can confirm that the Masters journey has been officially completed. It hasn’t been an easy one, I persevered and through all the support I got, I was able to get to the finishing line. Yimibulelo kubo bonke abantu who contributed. Izwe lethu!"
Man celebrates starting PhD journey, inspires the masses
This South African man will be starting his PhD journey and locals could not be happier. Image: @_Ntentema
Source: Twitter

El Pacho's Journey sent him through different avenues from being Via Afrika's former digital editor to being an intern at The Justice Desk. While some doors have closed for Pacho other's remain open are opening as he is still a member of Golden key international honour society.

Take a look at his Twitter post below:

Read some of the responses from SA tweeps below:

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@mawesto85 said:

"Good luck ndoda. Mine began on Monday. We can do this."

@DrThandiwe wrote:

"All the best... Highly challenging but can be accomplished."

@_futhi2 tweeted:

"All the best! Good, you took a pic. Take another one at the end."

In other news about PhD students, Briefly News recently reported on 28-year-old PhD student Nomandla Ngcoya who founded D Chem Group, a chemicals manufacturing company, with just R1200.

The exceptional black chemist featured in the Mail and Guardian Top 200 young South Africans Science and Technology list in her University days and is using her academic and research know-how to create products that find use in daily life.

With the grand opening of her detergents and cosmetics plant in the Pietermaritzburg CBD on Sunday, the student hopes to continue expanding her enterprise and employ at least 10 people in the coming months.

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