Deborah Kwizera

Armed with determination and a love of learning, Deborah Kwizera has never let setbacks stand in the way of her dreams. Poised to work in pharmaceuticals or medicine, Deborah knows she’ll be fulfilled as long as she’s helping to heal people. “I’ve always wanted to find a cure for HIV.” So says Deborah, who’s currently […]

Judith Mdaka

Born with one leg shorter than the other, Judith Mdaka is used to being underestimated. Yet, it’s her disability that’s the driving force behind her determination to succeed. Currently in her second year of studies towards her actuarial science degree at the University of the Free State, Judith has always had an aptitude for maths. […]

Nomaqhane Ndlovu

Nomaqhane Ndlovu has always known she wants to help people. Through her chemical engineering degree, she plans to empower her township community to make the most of their resources. Currently in her fourth and final year of her degree at Wits, Nomaqhane is more motivated to succeed than ever. “When I was growing up in […]

Joy-Gift Nkabinde

Having built his first computer while he was still in primary school, Joy-Gift Nkabinde has always been passionate about technology. Currently his third year of a computer science degree at Wits, he’s hoping to eventually work in game design. “I built my first computer when I was in grade 6, piece by piece,” says Joy-Gift. […]

Godfrey Maseko

For Godfrey Maseko, the best part of studying chemical engineering is the way of thinking it fosters. As someone who embraces the chance to overcome challenges, it’s clear he’s chosen the right career path. Now in his fourth year of chemical engineering at Wits, Godfrey was raised in the North West province in the village […]

Claver Kwenzongo

“Most of my life story is just about taking a leap of faith.” So says Claver Kwenzongo, who’s continuously beaten the odds in his fight to get the kind of education that will enable him to build a better world. Currently in his third year of BSc studies majoring in physics and maths, Claver is […]

Autherius Nyadzani

In his final year of industrial engineering at Wits, Autherius Nyadzani dreams of one day opening his own agricultural company. Born and bred in Soweto, he aims to show his community that academics are the key to carving a successful future. While Autherius hopes to get a job as business consultant after he graduates, it’s […]

Tebogo Mosiamo

Always a high achiever, Tebogo Mosiamo knows exactly where she’s headed. Currently doing her BSc honours in occupational hygiene she plans to one day start a business that will enable her to empower others. Tebogo initially found her way to occupational hygiene through a postal error. “When I first applied to the University of Pretoria, […]

Amy Steenkamp

Amy Steenkamp says that going to university has not only empowered her academically, it’s also made her want to become a better person. Aiming to one day start her own NGO, it’s clear that she’s already becoming the best version of herself. In her third year of a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree at Wits, […]

Murunwa Netshingodololwe

Having lost her father to diabetes, Murunwa Netshingodololwe was driven to improve healthcare through working in drug design and development. Now in her final year of a BSc in biochemistry at University of Pretoria, she’s on the path to realising her dream.  “I lost my father because there were poor drugs and poor vaccines when […]