President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated National Chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC) Gwede Mantashe after he obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy obtained his MBA from the private higher education institution Mancosa (Management College of Southern Africa) on Saturday.
Studying for an MBA requires a lot of discipline, hard work, & ability to stick to time. However, when you achieve your MBA, you don’t feel the length of the journey. It takes courage & it is an important qualification. I encourage young people to study pic.twitter.com/8lpuuIHgXu
— Gwede Mantashe (@GwedeMantashe1) June 5, 2021
“Studying for an MBA requires a lot of discipline, hard work and the ability to stick to time. However, when you achieve your MBA, you do not feel the length of the journey,” said Mantashe.
President Ramaphosa took to Twitter to congratulate Minister Mantashe.
“This demonstrates to us that education remains the most powerful weapon for transforming our future,” said Ramaphosa.
The 65-year-old holds a master’s degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, a Bachelor of Commerce (Bcom) Degree from the University of South Africa, where he also completed a Bcom Honors.
Ramaphosa said as the ANC national chair, co-chair of the Economic Cluster in Cabinet and Minister, he managed to dedicate time to complete his studies.
“We are proud of you Mqwathi for this academic achievement and we remain inspired by your unwavering commitment to lifelong living,” added Ramaphosa.
It takes courage and it is an important qualification. I encourage young people to study,” added Mantashe.