A time to looking back on lessons learned and experiences acquired arrived with the autumn graduation ceremonies. The Sesotho saying: “Okotula seo o se jetseng” meaning: “You reap what you sow”, was certainly the backdrop to this special day.
On 12 April, 28-year-old Thomas Rasehloka graduated with his National Diploma in Public Relations Management. Mr Rasehloka, who hails from Seshego in zone3, has had a long journey to this moment. He was raised by a single mother after his loving father passed away when he was only eight months old. His mother strived to give him and his three siblings the best. She worked at the Polokwane Municipality and when he was in Matric, she obtained her Degree in Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) Education at the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Her achievement motivated him to work hard on his own studies so that he too could make his family proud. Mr Rasehloka is a young man who is hard working and will stop at nothing until all is perfect. He aspires to be the best and enjoys “breaking down walls and opening doors” that weren’t opened before.
He came to the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) in 2012 and registered for Preparatory programme in Humanities. He completed his Intro in Humanities in 2014, then started his National Diploma. He is currently studying his B-Tech in Business Administration because he wishes to work towards being the head of an organisation one day.
Article by: Selina Rapulane