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VILLAGE STUDENT FROM EMACAMBINI IN MANDENI GRADUATES CUM LAUDE WITH HIS NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTI


Mxolisi Mnguni (23), from the North of KwaZulu-Natal in a small village called eMacambini in Mandeni graduated Cum Laude at the Faculty of Accounting and Informatics Celebratory Autumn Graduation Ceremony. The session took place at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg, on Monday, 25 July 2022.

Mnguni, a village boy with a passion for Accounting feels blessed to have been able to follow his passion and turn it into a career.


His journey at DUT began in 2018 when he was accepted to enrol for his National Diploma in Accounting. He confessed that he had quite a journey, as well as had his fair share of challenges but overall it had been a rewarding one.


Also, an added bonus was the fact that he capped off his studies with Cum Laude.

His biggest challenge was the issue of funding, but through the love and support of his parents and friends he made it through to achieve academic excellence.

“To be honest I don’t know what to think or feel, I’m overwhelmed with emotions but if I were to put it in words I will happily say I’m proud of myself. There is nothing more satisfying as reaping the fruit of your hard work,” he said.

His family members were also over the moon when they heard that he had graduated Cum Laude, especially his mom. She expressed to him that she was extremely proud of him and that he was the reason why she is the happiest woman on earth because she had sacrificed a lot for him to get to where he is today.


Growing up Ntuli wanted to be a Doctor, so doing Accounting was not even on the list of goals until he realised that he is very passionate about Economic Management Sciences (EMS) in High School.


He indicated that his passion pushed him to enrol in the Accounting field, where he met his teacher who made him fall more in love with Accounting.

“She was a very good teacher who motivated me to always get good grades in my studies,” he said.


Mnguni’s ultimate goal is to become a Chartered Accountant and he is willing to continuously study until he reaches his goal.


When asked what advice would he impart to future students, he relayed that they needed to stay focused and work hard in their studies.

Photographer: Vusi Dlamini


Pictured: Mxolisi Mnguni with his mom, Anna Maria Mnguni.

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