Sanele obtained his master’s while Phetsile a Bachelor of Social Sciences in geography and environmental management.
The happily married couple were thrilled to be graduating, owing much of their success to steely determination and hard work.
The young couple got married in 2013 while studying at the university. At the time, Sanele was in his final year, aged 23, and is wife, three years younger.
‘Our living and education expenses were paid from the money we made selling fruits at the University. Challenges of getting married at a very young age, still at university and financial problems didn’t stop us from reaching our dreams. We soon had a baby girl but were kicked out of university residence and had to rent. I had to drop out during my honours degree because I had to find a job to support my wife, her studies and the baby,’ said Sanele.