WITS’ Youngest Engineering Student - Meet whizkid Tapiwa Shendelane (15)

Born and bred in Thulamahashe near Bushbuckbridge in Mpumalanga, 15-year-old Tapiwa Shendelane gives credence to the adage that “age is just a number”.

Shendelane just started her studies as one of the youngest engineering students at Wits University in Johannesburg.

She achieved a whopping 6 distinctions in matric despite her own admission that she didn’t put in a lot of effort.

“You’re background means nothing and age means nothing... If you have goals and you want to reach them, you are going to reach regardless of your surroundings. If you want to succeed, you will succeed,” Shendelane told 702’s John Robbie in an interview on his show yesterday morning.

Listen to the full interview below...


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