A good education is vital, especially here in South Africa – nobody can argue that fact.
But, having said that, there are many people in this world who don’t have the greatest education and have still managed to make a success of their life – sometimes even better than those who have top-notch degrees to their names.
What’s the ‘secret’ of their success without an education?
To be honest, I don’t think there’s any big secret. It’s a mixture of luck or destiny, knowing the right people in the ‘right’ place and at the right time, and lots of hard work and steely determination. The hunger for a better life is a very, very good motivator.
Cassper Nyovest – dropped out of high school in 2006 at the age of 16.
Charlize Theron – didn’t finish high school.
Minnie Dlamini – left her studies at UCT to pursue a TV career
Bonang Matheba – After failing a few modules more than once, Bonang Matheba left the University of Johannesburg – without the marketing degree she’d signed up for. Not that she’s needed that or any other degree… Bonang has made an amazing success of her life and is a role model for thousands of young South African girls – more power to her!