By Zuko Komisa
This year’s matric results came with some incredible results and an outstanding year for many matriculants. In this year’s Independent Examinations Board (IEB) National Senior Certificate exams 98.82% of 11 818 full-time and 779 part-time pupils passed.
Kaya Breakfast spoke to three of the class of 2019 who achieved excellent results.
Galaletsang Ramolobeng from Ekangala in Tshwane, went to school at St. Martin’s School, Rosettenville and has an aggregate of 86% and is dreaming of pursuing Aeronautical Engineering.
“I’ve applied to Wits for Aeronautical Engineering and UCT for Mechanical Engineering.”
Hiral Patel (St. Martin’s School) also with six distinctions (85%) moved to South Africa from India as a child and lives with her family in Lenasia. She will be pursuing a career as a medical doctor.
Listen to the full conversation here:
“I’ve always wanted to be a doctor since primary school, I’ve always wanted to be a gynecologist from a very young age, it’s not just my mom, I’ve seen women who deal with post-pregnancy problems, my mom had an operation, so did my aunt, and I see that they really do struggle through it, and people are so unaware about it. They really struggle through it. This gives me an opportunity to help them, that’s why I wanted to do it…”
Warren Masombuka from St. John’s College achieved six distinctions (his aggregate is 85%) – and was raised by his mom in Kwa-Thema. He gave some advice to this year’s matriculants on how to get six distinctions.
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“Basically I just think it’s all about being consistent, sometimes you slack here and there, but being consistent means you are working every day, going over your work so that you don’t fall behind, because I see the problem with most people is that they fall behind with their work, and when it’s time for the big stuff like the exams they are catching up.”
The education department is due to release all National Senior Certificate (NSC) results tomorrow (8 January).