(Durban) – Armed with seven distinctions, determination and an open attitude to learn from the world, Sasasa Dlamini from Westville Boys’ High School booked a place at Harvard University in the US in August.
It is difficult to gain acceptance, even for American students, in the Ivy League institution. For a 17-year-old South African, the honour is almost unheard of.
When he learnt last month he had been accepted, Sasasa, who was in a dormitory with the KZN debating team at a national competition in Limpopo, “dropped my phone, my friends started shouting and we all ran outside celebrating”.
And the sheer joy of his friends sharing his good news speaks volumes about the popular and well-spoken young man, who did not even tell his parents when he applied to the prestigious university.
“I want to experience the world, I have never been outside South Africa and want to think bigger,” he admitted.
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