Top of the Vox: the inspiration edition
â€œMyÂ school didnâ€™t have a maths or physics teacher … SoÂ I decided to learn maths and physics by myself and then teach my classmates. For matric, I obtained 100% in higher-grade maths and 98% in higher-grade physics.â€
The dedicationÂ he showed during high schoolÂ is only the beginning of Musa Manziâ€™s inspiring journey. He went on to study at Wits University, where he obtained a PhD in geophysics, and now lectures. Pontsho Pilane found out more about his story.
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We love South Africa, but weâ€™ve got to admit weâ€™ve still got a way to go when it comes to making equal opportunities for all a reality. One way of helping is by donating your time or money â€“ but with thousands of organisations on the ground, how do you make sure youâ€™ve picked one thatâ€™s really making a difference? The Daily Vox Team is here to help: weâ€™ve profiled eight remarkable charities that deserve your support. And do let us know if you have any organisations to add to the list.
If you still need more inspiration after reading all about Musa Manzi (What, you didnâ€™t click? Just do it!), Raâ€™eesa Pather spoke to Marilee van der Merwe, a student at the University of the Western Cape whoâ€™s perseveringÂ with her degree while living in a garage in Atlantis.
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â€“ Featured image: By Safiyyah Patel.