From a security guard to MTech graduate in Public Management

On Friday, Mfusi Zonke will graduate with an MTech in Public Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

Zonke enrolled for his first degree while working as a security guard. He would balance the awkward working hours and attending classes.

In 2010, Zonke was appointed as a caretaker at CPUT. This came with some benefits which made his studies easier to manage financially.

Zonke says he made a decision to study because what he was earning as a security guard was not enough for him and his family. He says he was earning R1800 a month as a security guard and his wife was not happy when he made a decision to study.

Education for me meant service to my family and service to my community

Mfusi Zonke, MTech graduate

I had three things to balance, studying, working and family. It all took dedication and focus.

Mfusi Zonke, MTech graduate

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