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Dont let disability stand in your way

Dont let disability stand in your way

Media statement by Nomonde Mbadi, Executive Director of Corporate Affairs

Disabled people must not allow disability to stand in their way, advised Nokubonga Ngcamu (21). She is a wheelchair bound student who suffered from polio when she was seven months old. She will be graduating with a National Diploma in Office Management on Saturday 18 April at the Durban University of Technology (DUT).

Having a vision has driven Nokubonga from Richmond in the Midlands, to study hard and succeed despite being financially supported and cared for by her granny. She had a dream to work in the legal field and human resources hence she chose to do Office Management. She is convinced that Office Management prepares students for vast opportunities in industry. She strongly believes that this course has equipped her with legal practice and personnel management skills which she needs to fulfil her dream. She comes from a family of three children and her mother is unemployed. Her granny paid for Nokubonga’s studies throughout her high school education. She initially studied through the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). She later obtained a bursary from the Department of Labour. “I am happy to have completed my qualification and I am confident there is a lot more I can do,” says Nokubonga.

Passionate about educating herself she still intends doing a Masters degree in Human Resources so she will be well qualified to work with people and recruit them. She enjoys working with people. She is currently unemployed and she is only assisting in the Faculty of Management Sciences Office. She likes table tennis which she used to play before.

For more information, please contact Bhekani Dlamini on 031 373 2845 to facilitate the interview.