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Buthelezi aims to be a leading entrepreneur

Buthelezi aims to be a leading entrepreneur

The dream to become one of South Africa’s leading entrepreneurs has motivated Mthokozi Buthelezi to excel in his field of study: Public Relations.

Buthelezi graduated cum laude for his National Diploma in Public Relations on Wednesday, 22 April 2015. The graduation ceremony took place at the Steve Biko Sports Centre, DUT. For Buthelezi, graduation cum laude is a significant achievement for himself, family as well as his academic mentors.

“To tell you the truth, I was not surprised to be graduating cum laude because I have always been a hard worker since first year. I believe my academic success will inspire other students by showing them that everything is possible with hard work and being dedicated in whatever you are doing,” he said.

The 24 year old from Richards Bay is currently doing his Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degree in Public Relations at DUT. Raised by a single parent who provided a stable foundation for his life and future, Buthelezi is determined to accomplish all his academic desires. He is currently serving as a Regional Executive Committee Member (Students Chapter) at the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA). PRISA represents professionals in Public Relations and Communication Management in South Africa. He is also doing a leadership course hosted by DUT and the International Centre of Non- violence (ICON).

Like most students, Buthelezi has faced various challenges. However, he has approached every challenge as a positive response. “We all go through a struggle at some point in life, and the best part is that you get to choose how you respond to any hurdle in life. My challenges helped me appreciate everything that I have been blessed with, that I cannot take everything for granted,” said Buthelezi.

After completing his Btech in Public Relations, Buthelezi intends on studying a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Communication Science.

He challenged every South African to live a life that has a positive impact in other people’s lives. “We are one, therefore, we must impact positively on each other. We must remain humble and do our best and help those less fortunate than us,” he said.

– Noxolo Memela

Pictured: Mthokozi Buthelezi graduates cum laude for his National Diploma in Public Relations.

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