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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Success requires hard work

CONGRADUATION: Hundreds of graduates were capped during this afternoon’s graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences CONGRADUATION: Hundreds of graduates were capped during this afternoon’s graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences

Graduates were reminded that success in life requires hard work which no one else but them will have to do.

“Worry about the mark you will leave in the world,” said Councillor Xanthea Limberg, Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services in the City of Cape Town as well as CPUT councilor.

Limberg was addressing this afternoon’s graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences as the guest speaker.

“Use your newly-found freedom to determine what your contribution to the world will be,” she said.

She warned the graduates that the road ahead may be rough and hard and that they should not despair even when doors are slammed in their faces or when their dream jobs seem to elude them.

“Fortune favours the bold. With courage you can’t be defeated.”

She added that nothing is someone else’s problem and that each individual needs to address the challenges they are faced with.

“It’s better to inspire others than directing them. For me there’s only one type of leadership and that is servant leadership.”

She urged the graduates to toss down a ladder for those less fortunate than them to step on it and achieve their dreams.

She encouraged them to be interested in the developments around them so that they can find themselves a role to play to influence their direction.

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.