- ActionSA president Herman Mashaba headed online to put his wife's recent academic achievement on blast
- It comes after Connie, 60, obtained her master of business administration (MBA) from the Wits Business School
- Locals flooded Mashaba's mentions to share congratulatory messages, with some pointing out they felt inspired
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As is often the case whenever a black South African achieves academic excellence, Mzansi Twitter erupted at the mention that ActionSA president Herman Mashaba's wife, Connie, has earned a master of business administration (MBA) from the Wits Business School.
Putting his wife's achievement on a pedestal, a proud Mashaba, whose one-year-old party garnered just over two per cent of the national vote after it contested six municipalities during the recent local government elections, took to Twitter to share a picture of Connie in her graduation garb.
It is worth noting that the recently obtained degree comes at age 60 for the politician's wife, with Mashaba, who is a known successful businessman, saying he was proud to celebrate her enviable achievement.
"Proud moment at Wits this morning to celebrate my Connie's Academic Achievement as an MBA Graduate," Mashaba wrote.
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An MBA degree provides theoretical and practical training for business or investment management. It is designed to help those who have obtained it gain a better understanding of general business management functions.
Locals gush, share praises online
There was a massive flood of responses to the post, as locals en masse shared congratulatory messages, with some saying they were inspired by Connie's achievement and were motivated to go back to school.
Briefly News camped in the comments section to bring readers all the inspired reactions to Mashaba's post.
"Compliments once again to your family, Mr Mashaba."
"Halalaa Mam Mashaba hope u become an active part of change leadership we so desperately need, one that can help us come out of this devastating quagmire we are in, into a prosperous sustainable nation we know we can be."
"Congrats to Connie. I can't help but think about all these year-end graduates SA is producing and the shrinking job market. There's a disconnect between knowledge accumulation and actual income reality."
UCT graduate bags degree, credits mentor and mom
Elsewhere, Briefly News recently reported that a University of Cape Town (UCT) graduate has bagged her master's degree, with Mzansi subsequently dubbing her efforts as "black excellence". Hlumelo Marepula took to social media to share her exceptional achievement.
"I have absolutely no words for how blessed I have been to have met the people who got me to this point. I often tell the story of how I met my supervisor, and the reason why I love telling the story is that that moment was life-changing!"
Marepula obtained her master's in science in civil engineering and thanked her supervisor, Dyllon Randall, for the role he played and attributed her success to the support she received from her mother.
Source: Briefly News