Over the last seven months you have challenged yourselves to adapt to virtual lectures and remote campus communities. Despite the interruptions to your academic year, I applaud your brave spirit in continuing to persevere.
At this stage it’s difficult to predict what the future of work will entail. But this also means that you have extraordinary influence to determine what the world will look like going forward. You are the generation that will shape the skills of the future, elevate the industries that hold value, and establish the culture that will enable shared prosperity and social justice for all.
We must be mindful that we are still in the midst of the pandemic as you navigate this examination period. It is imperative that you remain optimistic about what lies ahead, letting your courage – not fear – motivate you through this phase. Please preserve the resilience and purpose that has guided you thus far.
In my personal and professional journey, I have learnt that we do our best when we don’t give up, regardless of the anxieties we may feel when the end goal is in sight. In life, uncertainty may be one of the few things that are certain. By maintaining your peace during unsettling times, and embracing fearlessness to continue pursuing your dreams, you become an inspiration to many others.
I urge you to stay focused, and wish you all the best. Together with everyone in the UCT community, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe
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