Mzansi Celebrates Joyously as Woman Bags Her 6th Degree at Age 83: “What an Example”

Mzansi Celebrates Joyously as Woman Bags Her 6th Degree at Age 83: “What an Example”

  • 83-year-old Antoinette Swart bagged her sixth degree from Stellenbosch University and peeps could not be more impressed
  • At her grand age, she believes that education and learning have no end and that everyone should make the most of their opportunities
  • Peeps from all over Mzansi came across the post shared by the University about Swart and congratulated her on yet another win

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Stellenbosch University (SU) wowed the nation when they shared a story about 83-year-old Antoinette Swart. Swart bagged her PhD in Ancient Cultures this week at the university, making it her sixth degree from the institution.

Swart hails from George and stated that learning never stops. She revealed that she had not intended to pursue her sixth degree but two friends had persuaded her to do so - her friends are professors at SU.

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She believes that peeps should make the most of all opportunities presented to them and although it takes time and hard work, she says that the rewards are never-ending.

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This 83-year-old woman stunned the nation after she bagged her sixth degree this year. Image: Stellenbosch University
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Speaking to SU, Swart said that there is no end to the fountain of knowledge and that there is so much in the world to learn. Take a look at the institution's post about her below:

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Briefly News compiled a few of the comments left for her:

Deirdre Els Louw said:

"Wow Antoinette, congratulations!!!!"

TJ Manatsa shared:


Adre van Schalkwyk wrote:

"Fantastic! What an example! Congratulations!"

Nicky Steenstra commented:

"Once again, many many congratulations to you Dr Swart! You are a role model! Not just for your granddaughter, Dr. Elanij Swart, who also just received her doctoral degree, but for me and many others!"

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Tania Wait responded with:

"Congratulations, Antoinette. You are such an inspiration."

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In other inspirational education news, Briefly News previously reported that few other things could compare to the pride felt by a parent who witnesses their child achieve greatness in one of the most important faculties in life – education.

However, things take on a more sombre tone once the parent a child works hard to make proud is no more, as one local gent who recently obtained his medical degree can attest. Heading online, the tweep, @nqaba37, shared an image of himself in his graduation gown and firmly clutching the all-important piece of paper conferred on him during his graduation.

The caption read:

"Dr Mngomezulu officially. Missed Mom today but I'm sure she's proud wherever in the universe her soul rests."

Source: Briefly News

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