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Cum Laude Victory for Business Administration Graduates

April 18, 2017


Bachelor of Business Administration cum laude graduates Mr Baven Padayachee and Mrs Avashie Pather.

Two graduates could hardly contain their excitement as they were awarded Bachelor of Business Administration degrees cum laude.

Mrs Avashnie Pather and Mr Baven Padayachee agreed that their highlights included obtaining their qualifications cum laude.

Ten years after finishing her matric, Pather renewed her studies – which had been put on hold due to financial constraints – and excelled.

Some of the challenges included studying late at night, planning her wedding while studying and trying to balance all that with her daily job.

Pather said her husband’s support and motivation for her to succeed had been vital. ‘Kugan was my pillar of strength and never stopped motivating me. A huge chunk of my success goes to him for never giving up on me and for never complaining about me spending too much time on campus work.’

Pather and Padayachee received Dean’s commendations and were members of the Golden Key Society, while Padayachee also received 10 Merit Certificates.

Padayachee said academic success had always been his dream. ‘The numerous academic awards and certificates I have obtained have ensured that my dream is now a reality.

‘I have also forged lifelong friendships and relationships along the way. Many of these students have also played a role in my achievements.’

He thanked his wife and daughter who sacrificed a lot to ensure his success. ‘They have shared whole-heartedly in all my successes and I am deeply indebted to both of them for their constant support, motivation and most of all for being my biggest cheerleaders.’

Padayachee is currently finishing his Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and Supply Chain Management.

Sithembile Shabangu

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