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Meet Musa Saurombe Africa’s youngest female PhD graduate



By Vimbai B Chinembiri

At 23 Musawenkosi Donia Saurombe has made history, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Industrial Psychology, from the North-West University – Mafikeng, in South Africa. Musa’s PhD thesis passed without corrections, a remarkable and laudable feat.

Saurombe has earned herself the title of youngest woman to earn a PhD in Africa according to a statement by the University. She joins a list of elite record breaking young scholars that have wowed the world. These include Dr Sandile Kubheka who graduated in 2014 with an MBChB from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Her PhD thesis explored “The Management perspectives on a talent value proposition for academic staff in a South African Higher Education Institution”. She wanted to explore a topic that would greatly contribute to her field of study.

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