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Monday, 27 March 2017

Tap into the power of your passion

INSPIRATION: Acting Vice-Chancellor, Dr John Volmink, thanks Ilhaam Groenewald, Chief Director of Sport at Stellenbosch University, who was the guest speaker at Saturday’s graduation ceremony INSPIRATION: Acting Vice-Chancellor, Dr John Volmink, thanks Ilhaam Groenewald, Chief Director of Sport at Stellenbosch University, who was the guest speaker at Saturday’s graduation ceremony

A CPUT alumna has advised graduates to have the courage to follow their hearts and live their dreams in a way that strengthens the nation as well as Africa.

Ilhaam Groenewald, Chief Director of Sport at Stellenbosch University, was the guest speaker at the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences on the Bellville Campus on Saturday.

Groenewald said she believes that everyone has a deep vision that speaks inside them and inspires one to action.

“Seek the wisdom of the people around you and tap into their experiences.”

She urged them to aspire to bring about change and follow their passion.

“There’s power in passion, therefore you need to live your passion,” she said.

“The choice is yours; you can be a victim of your circumstances or a hero of your actions.”

She encouraged the graduates not to follow somebody else’s path.

“Your desire to explore must be greater than the desire not to make a mistake.”

She added that CPUT had made an immense contribution to her journey of passion as she obtained two degrees from the then Peninsula Technikon and in the process was appointed a Student Assistant.

The ceremony marked the beginning of the 2017 Autumn Graduation which will continue throughout the week with three ceremonies per day.

The graduation will see the university confer a grand total of 7 268 diplomas and degrees, including Masters and Doctoral degrees.

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.