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Top performing learner at S’godiphola Secondary School

Yo School Magazine had the opportunity to speak to top learner for the Matric Class of 2018 at S’godiphola Secondary School Mashila Sekgala.

How do you feel about your achievements?

“I’m overwhelmed with joy and feeling blessed about the results,” she said joyously.

How did you manage to do so well?

Having sleepless nights in order to make sure that I cover most of the work that i found challenging. Another thing I did was to seek help from the teachers at all times.

Here is a breakdown of her results:

Sepedi Home Language – 82%

Mathematics – 82%

Business studies – 91%

Accounting – 90%

Economics – 89%

Life Orientation – 89%

English FAL – 75%

What is next for you after this hurdle?

I have been accepted at at 3 universities namely: Wits, Stellenbosch University and University of Cape Town. I’m planning to go to University of Cape Town to study Actuarial Science.

In terms of funding, who will be paying your fees at tertiary?

I’m still waiting for responses from companies and foundations I had approached – if that fails, my NSFAS application has been successful.

Your advice for the Matric Class of 2019:

My advice is that they should use past examination papers as early as possible and they should never stress or panic in times of exams as that will result in them performing badly.

They must have a positive attitude towards every subjects and shouldn’t neglect any subjects when they study as all subjects are as important as the major ones.

S’godiphola Secondary School recorded an 83.1% pass mark for the Matric Class of 2018.

Of the 141 learners that sat for the examinations, 11 will write their other subjects this year to get their NSC. 51 of the learners got Bachelors’, 42 got Diplomas’, and 15 Higher Certificate eligibility. In total, 108 achieved, while 22 did not achieve but qualify for supplementary examinations.

The school got 38 distinctions.


Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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