Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
5 Feb 2021
8:01 am

Against all odds: Teen pockets 11 distinctions at university

Brian Sokutu

She is looking forward to teaching foundation phase.

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Against all odds, Eastern Cape teenager Siyahluma Majoka, pictured, has broken all barriers to attain 11 distinctions at university. The barriers include being focused while studying during the Covid-19 pandemic; sharing a three-bedroom township home with a family of 17; growing up without knowing her father and being raised by a single parent. Undeterred, Siyahluma (which translates to we are growing) has lived up to the name given to her by her grandmother Mavis, becoming the Nelson Mandela University bachelor of education intermediate teaching top student, with a passion to “making a contribution to young children during the foundation phase...