Luthuli’s Hard Work Pays Off

For five days a week during her Diploma Studies, Londiwe Peaceworth Luthuli made a conscious decision to dedicate an average seven hours a day, including lectures, towards her studies. She studied alone and as part of a group and created her own study timetable which would make her learning much smoother. This dedication and ownership more »

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An Extra Special Birthday for Top Achiever Nontobeko

Nontobeko Pretty Nkosi’s birthday cake is sure to taste a lot sweet this year after being announced as one of the Top Achievers in her faculty during her graduation which fell on the day of her twenty-first birthday. The Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Economics) student received her Batchelor’s degree this morning during the graduation more »

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Victory for Sthandiwe After Setting Herself High Expectations

Sthandiwe Sikhulile Zulu, 22, achieved an 81% on her LLB degree at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU). While this is a massive feat, she was however not satisfied with her performance as she was hoping for an average mark of at least 90%. Zulu, who comes from Dundee, Northern KwaZulu-Natal, graduated with her LLB degree more »

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Commitment Sets Top Achiever Nhlanhla Apart from the Rest

As graduating students, we have all met the minimum requirements needed to be granted our respective qualifications, however, one of the key ingredients that determines how we perform is commitment. This is according to Nhlanhla Justice Mavuso who was one of the Top Achievers in the University of Zululand’s Arts Faculty’s Graduation Ceremony which was more »

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Anele’s Mother Helps Propel Her to Academic Success

A study at the Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom, found that maternal influence is the leading factor over whether children stayed on at school and went to study at university. The study, co-authored by Professor Ian Walker, found that this link is strongest between mothers and daughters, and these findings could not be more more »

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Spha’s Love for Politics Earns Him Master’s Degree with Merit

Although currently working in the Public Relations field, Sphamandla Gudeme, has always been fascinated by politics; so much so that both his dissertations at Honours and Master’s degree were dedicated towards research in this field. This interest has led to Gumede being awarded his Master’s degree with Merit during the University of Zululand’s (UNIZULU) Arts more »

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Top Marks Not Lukhele’s First Rodeo

Khethiwe Lukhele, 23, University of Zululand Batchelor of Science (Biochemistry and Microbiology) graduand, has always performed well in her studies. In matric, she obtained seven distinctions, is currently enrolled for her degree in Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and today (9 May 2017), was named as a Top Achiever in her Faculty’s (Faculty of more »

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Friendly Academic Rivalry Propels Zamaswazi Shabalala to Become a Top Achiever

Three fellow students who performed well academically in her class during her Diploma studies in Sport and Technology irked Zamaswazi Shabalala, 28, but not in the way you might think. Shabalala, who passed matric with distinction, could not understand- and refused to accept- why her three peers, two male and one female, could achieve good more »

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Strong Self-discipline Earns Bongekile Top Achiever Award

Every day without fail after her lectures, Bongekile Gloria Mashaba, 22, Batchelor of Nursing graduand at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU), would dedicate time towards studying what she had learned during the day so that she remained on track with her studies. It would be this strong discipline and dedication that would lead her to more »

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Phumlile Beats Tough Financial Circumstances to Graduate as a Top Achiever

Phumlile Snethemba Nkwanyana, 24, had no money to register for her Batchelor of Education (B. Ed) degree when she came to the University of Zululand to register as a first-year student in 2013 after being accepted to study at the University. All she knew was that she wanted to get an education- and work hard more »

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