At the age of 23 Musawenkosi Donia Saurombe has made history, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Industrial Psychology, from the North-West University – Mafikeng, in South Africa.
Saurombe’s PhD thesis passed without corrections, a remarkable feat.
“Congratulations to 23 year old Musawenkosi Saurombe. She is the youngest female PHD Graduate in Africa with a Research thesis of No Corrections & Amendments,” a statement from North West University said.
In an interview with Drum she said “I am defined by my African name ‘Musawenkosi’, which means ‘God’s grace’, and indeed my life continues to be a story of God’s grace”.
Saurombe serves on the executive management for Golden Key Mafikeng Campus, which is responsible for organising and directing community service events for the organisation, ensuring that the Golden Key Committee reaches out and makes impact in the communities.
Saurombe was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Botswana. She has always been a smart student, having skipped Grade 3 and promoted to Grade 4 after just one term. After completing matric at the age of 16, she decided to move to South Africa to pursue a bachelor’s degree at North-West University. After failing to secure a job, she decided to pursue her studies, this is Africa reports.