DREAM big, work hard, but always stay humble.
That is a nutshell is Busenati Mwati, one of Oudtshoorn High School’s top matriculants of 2016.
Busenati matriculated with an average of 86,3% and obtained six distinctions in her eight subjects, namely in Afrikaans First Additional Language, English Home Language, mathematics, life orientation, accounting and computer applications technology. She obtained B symbols in life sciences and physical sciences.
“I believe that the results that I have obtained are the culmination of years of hard work throughout my high school career with the support of my parents and the teachers at my school, as well as the extra classes that I attended,” Busenati says.
She is the daughter of the Greater Oudtshoorn’s deputy mayor, Noluthando Mwati, and Randall Mwati, a WO2 in the SANDF in Oudtshoorn.
Busenati, who was a member of her school’s Matric Council, plans to study towards a Bachelor of Business Science degree in Actuarial Science at the University of Cape Town.
And she has big dreams and aspirations for the future.
“What I intend on doing with my life one day is to further my education one day overseas, travel around the world, own my own businesses and become a philanthropist.”
Busenati says the most important thing for her personally in life is to always remain humble.
“And if you want to achieve anything in life you have to be prepared to work hard for what you want.”
She also believes the future of our country can be a very bright one if we empower people through education.
“As Nelson Mandela once said, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ ”