School of Social Sciences

It’s never too late to graduate

Fifty-nine-year-old Ms Ntombifuthi Moureen Nzuza graduated with her Bachelor of Social Sciences degree. Nzuza has worked for Tsogo Sun for 34 years and started her degree in 2015.
Ms Ntombifuthi Moureen Nzuza with her mentor Mr John Aritho.
Ms Ntombifuthi Moureen Nzuza with her mentor Mr John Aritho.

Nzuza is a Chef and Kitchen Supervisor as well as a grandmother who worked hard and succeeded against all odds despite losing her only son during her studies.

She was encouraged by her mentor Mr John Aritho who helped her with assignments and encouraged her to complete her degree. Aritho’s mother graduated at the age of 79 years and this encouraged Nzuza.

She plans to register for a postgraduate degree in Labour Law, going on to a Masters.

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