A Zimbabwean completely aced her Matric Examinations (ZIMSEC/Cambridge equivalent in South Africa). Triphin Mudzvengi scored seven distinctions in her finals despite her modest blue-collar background with her father working as a bricklayer and her mother as a domestic worker.
- 85% in English Home Language,
- 80% in Afrikaans First Additional Language,
- 86% in Mathematics,
- 89% in Life Orientation,
- 86% in Computer Application Technique,
- 94% in Life Sciences and
- 88% in Physical Sciences.
These results saw her accepted a coveted place at Witwatersrand University where she hopes to study Civil Engineering. She also qualifies for a R15 000 bursary but still needs to raise over R130 000 in fees 75% of which is required upfront.
She is not giving up and has been on a hunt for financial aid. Her asylum status means she cannot get financial help from the Zimbabwean government.