…Maths stops her ambition, leads her to law
Having set her mind to pursue a science degree, her O’level mathematics denied her that opportu- nity.
“After a careful debate between my parents; my mom thought humanities would offer a stable job for life, whereas my dad wanted his daughter to be a lawyer. My dad chose law for me,” says Dr Gcebekile Dlamini.
By her second year, she says she knew the course was not for her and tried to change courses but her parents called for her to be relentless. “My parents’ words were ‘Finish this course first, after that you can study anything you want.” Despite this motivation, she found herself supplementing one subject every year after results were released. “It was a painful experience. Graduation day was a relief.” This was her ticket to study what she wanted. The next two qualifications were a breeze for her because she was inclined to Social Sciences.