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Miner's child makes a miracle

By unknown | Dec 29, 2006 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Elisha Molefe

Elisha Molefe

A miner's daughter from the mountainous village of Dinokana in Zeerust, North West, made history when she obtained distinctions in all her subjects.

Kefilwe Segalwe, 18, a student at Motswedi High, a historically disadvantaged school, obtained seven distinctions in all the subjects she wrote.

Her subjects were English, Setswana, physical science, mathematics, biology, business economics and geography. All her subjects were taken on the higher grade.

What makes Kefilwe different from the rest is that she is a "joker", according to her father.

Gaopalelwe Segalwe, 52, a miner at Westonaria near Carletonville said that his daughter was not 100percent dedicated to her school work during the course of the year

"Her mid-term results were so bad I had to put her in boarding school even when I knew I could not afford it," he said.

Segalwe said his second-born daughter always jokes, causing lapses in her concentration.

But he said that she would wake up before anyone else to do her school work.

Kefilwe said that her jokes did not deter her from her school work.

"I started learning at the beginning of the year and when I have time I use it," she said.

Her advice is not to be blinded by peer group pressure.

She wants to apply for a Natural Science course at the University of Cape Town.


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