23-year-old Musawenkosi Saurombe has received her PhD in Industrial Psychology from South Africa’s North West University on Tuesday, April 25. This made her one of the youngest women in Africa to obtain a PhD. Her thesis focused on “The Management perspectives on a talent value proposition for academic staff in a South African Higher Education Institution.”
This was followed by an honors degree at the age of 20 before obtaining her Master’s degree with distinction at 21. She credited her parents for their support, adding that her father had to sell his car to see her through third year of university.
She is already a postdoctoral fellow at the North West University’s Mahikeng campus and a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society Executive Committee (NWU Mafikeng Chapter).
She also credited God for her achievement, saying: “I am grateful to God for the milestone I have reached – this day has been long awaited. I am especially overwhelmed that I passed my thesis with no corrections. It can only be Him at work in all of this.”