Byline Slindile Mtshali
The Student Governance and Leadership Development (SGLD) hosted a motivational series on the 18th of May 2023 at the Pretoria campus. The main focus was to motivate students and educate them on the benefits of education, how to pursue their passions, critical thinking, and the importance of self-independence.
The ceremony was opened by Keamogetswe, the President of Tshwane University of Technology, Main campus. He stated, “Students could not attend this event because they are still subjected to cold water and dysfunctional toilets in their residence. Students are suffering from poor service delivery, which needs to change.”
The guest speaker, Miss Amanda Ndiki, began sharing her journey. She is an internationally accredited NLP and life coach. She holds a diploma in Project Management from Damelin. Amanda has vast experience in management positions in the retail and insurance industry with her previous employers, Old Mutual, fashion group, and North West University. The guest speaker has authored a book titled “Stepping into Your True Self.”
She also observed that when you are broken, you tend to attract broken people into your life. This happened when she lost her husband and then entered into new relationships. To overcome this state, Amanda looks back on her life and decides to take a break from everything to heal her broken heart. Today marks 12 years of her being single.
During her motivational speech, she stated, “Relationships have the tendency to drain us, and in the process, we lose a little bit of self-worth, which causes another person to be broken.”
Sbu Noah, former Joyous Celebration singer, closed the ceremony by playing gospel music. Many students greatly appreciated the program as it helped them think about their future in a positive way.