27 year old Teboho Moholi proudly wears a Masters Hat


Meet Teboho Moholi who recently graduated from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). The Education Ambassadors SA team caught up with this education giant. Here’s what he had to say:


As a young boy growing in the villages of QwaQwa in the Free State province. I have always had dreams of becoming a Doctor, however, little did I know that it was never in medicine but academic. I recently received my Masters in Arts degree in Development studies from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University last week Thursday, the 16 April 2015. I also hold an honours degree in Psychology and BA degree (Psychology, English and Sociology) from the University of Free State. In the next 3 to 4 years I will then be busy with my Doctoral thesis.

I am very passionate about psychology and community development which is the reason at 27 years of age I am Deputy Director: Employment counsellor at the national Department of Labour responsible for sustainable development of individuals especially youth in the Free State, Ficksburg region. I am also a Developmentalist responsible for looking into how developmental policies in the world affect development of all the developing countries.

I believe my greatest achievement has been the ability to impact and change people’s lives. My job offers me an opportunity to interact and change lives of a lot of people positively.


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela. This is a quote which I believe we all need to live by. Education is the only key that we all can use to move out of our poverty cycle and struggles. It’s better to suffer the 3 years of your degree than suffer your entire existence. With a little bit of patience, anything is possible.

In conclusion, my advice to everyone out there is to never ever stop dreaming and believing. The only reason we all wake up and continue to push boundaries is to achieve all of our dreams. The minute one stops dreaming is the minute one gives up on life and that should never ever be an option to anyone whether young or old. Work hard in chasing that dream, at the end it will all be worth it. Continue being the best that you can be and put a strong foot on your education. Your background should never be a fact in whether you succeed or not in life. I strongly believe that it should be your driving force to succeed, every time the road gets tough, think about where you come from. The road to success is never an easy one, there are always potholes and disturbances, however always pick yourself up and continue moving forward.

Twitter: @Teboho_Moholi

Facebook: Teboho Ndivhuwo Moholi

Email: tebohomoholi@gmail.com

Congratulations Teboho! Thank you for inspiring others and for achieving your dreams. We are so proud of you. May God bless you and help you to achieve more and touch more lives.

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