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was born in Emalahleni and now I’m em­ployed and fur­ther­ing my stud­ies. I cre­ated my own op­por­tu­ni­ties and went out and knocked on ev­ery door that was will­ing to open for me.

I hon­estly be­lieve you are who you make your­self – we were not born mid­dle class.

Free­dom for me means em­pow­er­ment, and lib­er­a­tion from phys­i­cal, spir­i­tual and emo­tional con­straints. I be­lieve you’re not free if your mind is trapped.

Eco­nomic free­dom is another prospect, and the elim­i­na­tion of cor­rup­tion and fraud would be a step to­wards that. I’d love us to be able to mass pro­duce and sup­port South African prod­ucts to de­crease im­ports, which have a neg­a­tive ef­fect on our econ­omy.

I am lucky enough to have par­ents who sup­port me in ev­ery de­ci­sion I make. Grow­ing up was pure joy. I’m lucky enough to have grown up with both par­ents. They were firm on dis­ci­pline, which sucked at the time, but that has shaped me into who I am to­day.

My cur­rent job is a step­ping stone in the di­rec­tion I’m head­ing, and I couldn’t be hap­pier about my de­ci­sions.

My life­time goals are to com­plete a mas­ter’s de­gree in strate­gic man­age­ment and be­come a strate­gist and project man­ager.

I want to be the brains be­hind a mass con­struc­tion move­ment in South Africa. I plan to have achieved all this in 10 years, then I’ll build a fam­ily to pass it on to.

I would like my coun­try to be more equal. We need unity and we must re­spect each other.”

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