Old Girl, Zonke Makaula, is currently a shining star at Tuks. Now, in her final year of BA Administration for International Relations at the University of Pretoria, she recently told the Pretoria News that she could not believe it when she was accepted into Pretoria High School for Girls on an SSP Scholarship. She was an orphan, attending Baxoxele Primary School in Soshanguve when she was encouraged to apply for the scholarship by her deputy principal.
Zonke said without the scholarship programme financing her high school career at PHSG, she would never have had the chance to become the chairperson of the BA Admin at the university, and through that empowerment hopes to pursue an Honours degree next year.
Zonke told Pretoria News she received a lot of encouragement at PHSG: “It was extremely enriching. The staff were very supportive, personally and academically, and they helped me a lot. It gave me the perfect opportunity to further my academic life.”