A desire to acquire more knowledge and additional higher qualifications were motivating factors for Mr Sphamandla Gumede and Ms Nompilo Mchunu who were awarded their Bachelor of Administration in Public Administration Honours degrees cum laude.
Gumede says the need to make a difference in other people’s lives and being around successful and educated people encouraged him to seek a higher qualification after his first degree.
‘It has always been my wish to make a difference in society and this qualification will assist me in that cause as well as with job opportunities.’
Mchunu who is currently employed by the Government Communication and Information System to co-ordinate and provide communication oversight within the Amajuba District in northern KwaZulu-Natal says his motivating factors were hunger for growth and knowledge of the public sector.
‘This qualification will hopefully open doors for me to develop and grow within the public sector. I plan to make a meaningful contribution in terms of creating innovative techniques of enhancing and accelerating service delivery within the sector,’ she said.
Words: Lungile Ngubelanga
Photograph: Rogan Ward