Durban Lady Who Owns Petrol Station Excited About Obtaining PhD From UKZN: “Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself”

Durban Lady Who Owns Petrol Station Excited About Obtaining PhD From UKZN: “Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself”

  • One inspiring woman residing in Durban is over the moon after obtaining her doctoral degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)
  • Thandi Ngxongo owns a BP petrol station and has years and years worth of experience in the petroleum sector
  • The go-getter shared her fantastic news on LinkedIn, with commenters eagerly wishing her well for the accomplishment

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A hard-working woman from Durban is on cloud nine after bagging her PhD from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

A lady from Durban who owns a BP petrol station bagged her PhD
Thandi owns a whole BP garage. Image: Thandi Princess MaThabethe Ngxongo/LinkedIn.
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The inspiring lady has many years’ worth of experience in the petroleum industry and even owns a whole BP petrol station.

On the pictures posted on LinkedIn, Thandi Ngxongo looked positively thrilled about reaching the huge milestone and shared her joy with peeps, with her post captioned:

“Sanibonani. Please allow me to reintroduce myself: My name is Dr Thandi MaThabethe Ngxongo.”

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Previously, talking to IOL, the businesswoman noted that ladies need to be more resilient if they want to succeed as entrepreneurs:

“There will always be barriers, especially to black women, but we should not stop.”

Commenting on the newly minted doctor’s LinkedIn post, online peeps keenly wished her well for the milestone:

Thembinkosi Khumalo reacted:

“Congratulations, doc. But the size of the wings you sell at your BP garage are too big, hey.”

Simphiwe Ngcobo said:

“The Doc. Congratulations and well done.”

Dr Sanele Justice Gamede wrote:

“Congratulations, my sister. You are such an inspiration, hey.”

Kgaphamadi Archibald Legoabe is wowed:

“Congratulations, Dr T. You are a true inspiration. Please keep flying that flag high.”

Dumi Khumalo added:

“Congratulations, mbokodo, on your milestone achievement.”

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In another story, Briefly News wrote about Africa’s youngest PhD holder, who bagged her doctoral degree at 23 in 2017 from North-West University (NWU) slaying as a senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg.

The smart woman obtained her doctoral degree in industrial and organisational psychology and has grown as an academic since achieving the milestone. Musawenkosi Donia Saurombe, who is also a mom and a wife, now uses her platform to inspire other young women of colour to reach their academic goals.

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Kauthar Gool (Women Empowerment Editor) Kauthar Gool has been the Women Empowerment Editor at Briefly News since 2022. She holds a Master of Public Relations and Communication Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) (2022) and a Bachelor of Technology in Journalism from CPUT (2019). She has worked at the Fundza Literacy Trust, ITWeb, YOU Magazine, and Cape Argus. She is currently furthering her education in journalism at Stellenbosch University. Reach her at:

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