Mahlatse Phala

I matriculated from Waterberg Academy in 2012 with a distinction.

I graduated with a BCom. Accounting degree from the University of Limpopo in Polokwane on the 19th of May 2016 within the prescribed time. I was awarded overall top achiever for my first academic year (2013) by the Vice Chancellor of the university.

I am currently working as Finance Intern for Treasury at Modimolle Local Municipality and also working on obtaining my Honours degree through the University of South Africa.

Being part of the Waterberg Academy community open doors I never thought were possible. The school’s quality education made my studies a lot easy after high school and the WA family taught me lessons we don’t always learn from books. I will forever remain grateful for what the teachers and the whole WA community have done for me.
To all my teachers, thank you so much. To my sponsors in the UK, the seeds you planted 7 years ago are blossoming and keep flourishing daily. I am eternally grateful. To the previous headmaster Jumbo Williams, Arina Swanepoel and Mrs Van Dyk, all the words of wisdom and the laughter and lessons you taught me still resonate in my life after all these years. You helped me build not just my academic portfolio but a huge portion of my character too.

God bless the academy, I truly believe that the academy is making a positive contribution in redressing inequalities in society and building a genuine united rainbow nation.

Thank you so much.
Mahlatse Phala
WA Class of 2012