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Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by TMKsouth: 9:35pm On May 03
Oprah Winfrey's school in South Africa has taken to its official Facebook page to celebrate the inspiring dedication and hard work of their former learner, Dr Lindiwe Tsope, who has become their first alumni to graduate from university with a PhD.

Known officially as the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG), the school was established by the popular American entrepreneur and philanthropist in 2002, born out of a discussion she had with Nelson Mandela in 2000 to assist children from underprivileged backgrounds to receive the best education possible. OWLAG opened in 2007 and its inaugural class of 72 girls graduated in 2011.

Ten years later, the school has registered its first doctorate degree, and Dr Lindiwe Tsope says she is her ancestors' wildest dream as she has truly beaten the odds.

“I cried for an hour when I received that last email that confirmed I had completed my qualification,” she said as congratulatory Twitter messages came pouring in.

In a statement Rhodes University - a top institution in South Africa - expressed its pride in her and said the 2021 graduation ceremony marked a special day in Tsope’s life and academic career.

“Tsope is an Old Rhodian through and through. She had attained a bachelor’s degree (honours) in psychology and sociology in 2015 and a master’s degree in social sciences in 2017 from Rhodes University,” the university said.

Dr Tsope’s journey to attaining her PhD in Philosophy was not an easy one. However, after much-needed support and encouragement from her peers and colleagues, she found the will to push herself and complete her journey within the designated time,” the university added.

She credits her family members, peers, supervisors and colleagues for being excellent support structures. She said their support was honest and unwavering.

She also expressed her gratitude to her Oprah Winfrey Academy family and thanked the “driver” of her dreams, Oprah Winfrey, for this achievement.

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Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by longetivity(m): 9:36pm On May 03
Congratulations ex

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Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by TMKsouth: 9:48pm On May 03
Inspired by her own disadvantaged childhood, Oprah Winfrey stated that she founded the Leadership Academy to provide educational and leadership opportunities for academically gifted girls from impoverished backgrounds in South Africa who exhibited leadership qualities for making a difference in the world. She wanted to help girls who grew up like her, "economically disadvantaged, but not poor in mind or spirit".

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Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by jesmond3945: 9:49pm On May 03
Congrats but na night gown she wear so
Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by TMKsouth: 9:53pm On May 03
jesmond3945:
Congrats but na night gown she wear so

Lol grin, covid. SA is still under limited lockdown in some sectors, including universities.
Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by TMKsouth: 10:26pm On May 03
Dr Lindiwe Tsope (past graduations)

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Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by cassidy1996(m): 5:40am On May 04
kudos!
Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by TMKsouth: 7:00am On May 04

Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by Ohizfly(m): 9:26am On May 04
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Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by Vyzz: 9:48am On May 04
Congratulations
Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by ChiefSosa(m): 2:31pm On May 04
TMKsouth, always bringing SA good news to Nairaland!! So you can't report goodnews about naija abi?

Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by TMKsouth: 2:52pm On May 04
ChiefSosa:
TMKsouth, always bringing SA good news to Nairaland!! So you can't report goodnews about naija abi?

My slogan says 'Latest on SA', my guy. There are over 2.5 million NL members who are more than capable of reporting good news about Naija, don't u think?
Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by ChiefSosa(m): 3:04pm On May 04
TMKsouth:


My slogan says 'Latest on SA', my guy. There are over 2.5 million NL members who are more than capable of reporting good news about Naija, don't u think?
True that. But just report small good news on us, we are also doing wonders grin Anyway, kudos. I fúck with your threads.

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Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by TMKsouth: 5:56pm On May 04
ChiefSosa:

True that. But just report small good news on us, we are also doing wonders grin Anyway, kudos. I fúck with your threads.

Lol grin, u mean 'like'? Thanx! I'm always on the lookout for stories involving Nigerians in SA. Unfortunately in the past they tended to be negative & I was accused of malice. But stay tuned!
Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by ChiefSosa(m): 6:36pm On May 04
TMKsouth:


Lol grin, u mean 'like'? Thanx! I'm always on the lookout for stories involving Nigerians in SA. Unfortunately in the past they tended to be negative & I was accused of malice. But stay tuned!
Lol, we still have some good news E.g. 2 NL boys prepared soup recently and it got to FP. Also, some snake threads will be hitting FP in a while; stay tuned. Plus, one Miyetti Allah man has been kidnapped; check out the thread, people are rejoicing. You're good though fr fr.
Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by TMKsouth: 6:42pm On May 04
ChiefSosa:

Lol, we still have some good news E.g. 2 NL boys prepared soup recently and it got to FP. Also, some snake threads will be hitting FP in a while; stay tuned. Plus, one Miyetti Allah man has been kidnapped; check out the thread, people are rejoicing. You're good though fr fr.

Are u a Ghanaian and trolling? grin grin grin I really don't know what to make of this post of yours - comes across as sarcasm grin. Please break it down for me.
Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by ChiefSosa(m): 6:56pm On May 04
TMKsouth:


Are u a Ghanaian and trolling? grin grin grin I really don't know what to make of this post of yours - comes across as sarcasm grin. Please break it down for me.
Lol, I'm 101% Nigerian. I move between both countries though. Yeah, I do type sarcastically sometimes, just like most Nigerians; it helps to ease stress, remember: Nigerians love to "catch" cruise!

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Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by TMKsouth: 7:07pm On May 04
ChiefSosa:

Lol, I'm 101% Nigerian. I move between both countries though. Yeah, I do type sarcastically sometimes, just like most Nigerians; it helps to ease stress, remember: Nigerians love to "catch" cruise!

Made me laugh, didn't wanna be rude. Thanks, I enjoyed it.
Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by ChiefSosa(m): 8:04pm On May 04
TMKsouth:


Made me laugh, didn't wanna be rude. Thanks, I enjoyed it.
No qualms! You're welcome. Greet Casper Nyovest, tell him I enjoyed "Phumakim".
Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by TMKsouth: 8:09pm On May 04
ChiefSosa:

No qualms! You're welcome. Greet Casper Nyovest, tell me I enjoyed "Phumakim".

Okay, I will grin Not a fan of his music though.
Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by ChiefSosa(m): 9:04pm On May 04
TMKsouth:


Okay, I will grin Not a fan of his music though.
AKA, Nasty C or you're them "Brenda Fassie music" kinda guy?
Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by TMKsouth: 9:16pm On May 04
ChiefSosa:

AKA, Nasty C or you're them "Brenda Fassie music" kinda guy?

grin grin Yes, I grew up on Brenda, Bongo Maffin, Boom Shaka, Mandoza & kwaito in general.

But now I'm into Western pop music, so you'll catch me tuned to MTV Music instead of MTV Base.

Im guessing you're into Hip Hop & Afrobeats?
Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by ChiefSosa(m): 9:29pm On May 04
TMKsouth:


grin grin Yes, I grew up on Brenda, Bongo Maffin, Boom Shaka, Mandoza & kwaito in general.

But now I'm into Western pop music, so you'll catch me tuned to MTV Music instead of MTV Base.

Im guessing you're into Hip Hop & Afrobeats?
Lol, those people made some Evergreen songs. I still blast "Vulindlela" till date while reminiscing about the good old days with simpler times. I'm cool with pop music too. Yeah I'm into hip hop (I'm selective), jazz (especially the old classics), blues and sometimes loud/hype music whenever I'm in a good mood( I've got to be hype before engaging in the numerous e-fights of today). I'm kinda into Afrobeats too but I'm selective 'cause there's too many cliché songs out there.

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Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by TMKsouth: 9:39pm On May 04
ChiefSosa:

Lol, those people made some Evergreen songs. I still blast "Vulindlela" till date while reminiscing about the good old days with simpler times. I'm cool with pop music too. Yeah I'm into hip hop (I'm selective), jazz (especially the old classics), blues and sometimes loud/hype music whenever I'm in a good mood( I've got to be hype before engaging in the numerous e-fights of today). I'm kinda into Afrobeats too but I'm selective 'cause there's too many cliché songs out there.

I like your tastes - you actually listen to everything, but choose the best in each genre. Says a lot about your world view cool

Vulindlela is definitely a classic, nice one! And goodluck with the e-fighting grin grin especially on NL, there's never a day when someone doesn't rub u off the wrong way.
Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by ChiefSosa(m): 9:56pm On May 04
TMKsouth:


I like your tastes - you actually listen to everything, but choose the best in each genre. Says a lot about your world view cool

Vulindlela is definitely a classic, nice one! And goodluck with the e-fighting grin grin especially on NL, there's never a day when someone doesn't rub u off the wrong way.
Hahaha thanks for the compliments, chief! Music has several effects on listeners, both emotionally and Psychologically; it'll be wise to listen to good ones. You've got good music taste too.
Hahaha, E-fights are a real thing over here. We have several warlords lurking on social media, you've got to always have your e-missiles ready to launch. Nigerians take E-fights seriously especially on twitter 'cause we apparently have a reputation to protect grin But, don't let them e-fights, especially on NL bother you; it's all "cruise" and it ends here. Although, DEEP DOWN, EACH member has some nairalander(s) that he/she can't wait to lay hands on in real life.

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Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by TMKsouth: 10:11pm On May 04
ChiefSosa:

Hahaha thanks for the compliments, chief! But, don't let them e-fights, especially on NL bother you; it's all "cruise" and it ends here. Although, DEEP DOWN, [b]EACH member has some nairalander(s) that he/she can't wait to lay hands on in real life.[/b]

If you know these dumbheads or bump into them in Nigeria (although I hear they live in Sambisa Forest as BK Haram boy brides), please ka-ra-tey them for me. Here they are in no particular order of importance or ugliness (coz they're all very unimportant and useless):

1. heniford2 angry
2. selemempe angry
3. Ikillbrokehoes angry
4. James4bright angry

With that said, thanx ChiefSosa - you've got it right upstairs cool
Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by ChiefSosa(m): 11:00pm On May 04
TMKsouth:


If you know these dumbheads or bump into them in Nigeria (although I hear they live in Sambisa Forest as BK Haram boy brides), please ka-ra-tey them for me. Here they are in no particular order of importance or ugliness (coz they're all very unimportant and useless):

1. heniford2 angry
2. selemempe angry
3. Ikillbrokehoes angry
4. James4bright angry

With that said, thanx ChiefSosa - you've got it right upstairs cool

Lol, i don't know, neither have I met anyone on here. I'm just here to cool off, kill time and learn a thing or two. In all and all, it was cool chatting with you, hommes. Cheers! cool cool

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Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by heniford2: 4:55am On May 05
TMKsouth:


If you know these dumbheads or bump into them in Nigeria (although I hear they live in Sambisa Forest as BK Haram boy brides), please ka-ra-tey them for me. Here they are in no particular order of importance or ugliness (coz they're all very unimportant and useless):

1. heniford2 angry
2. selemempe angry
3. Ikillbrokehoes angry
4. James4bright angry

With that said, thanx ChiefSosa - you've got it right upstairs cool

angry mumu
Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by Ikillbrokehoes(m): 10:21am On May 05
heniford2:
angry mumu
Don't waste your time on that jobless mofo, he's so useless and doesn't have a life outside this forum, that's why you see him here creating numerous threads.

no wonder the white south Africans are dealing with them, fvcking lazy fools.

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Re: Finally, Oprah Winfrey School For Girls in South Africa Celebrates a PhD! (PIX) by TMKsouth: 12:19pm On May 05
Ikillbrokehoes:
Don't waste your time on that jobless mofo, he's so useless and doesn't have a life outside this forum, that's why you see him here creating numerous threads.

no wonder the white south Africans are dealing with them, fvcking lazy fools.

You mean like how the Fulani are dealing with you - your masters grin

U should ask yourself why I always have data to be on NL unlike u. It's no use selling MTN airtime at the traffic lights like u for a dollar a day, when I can freelance and roll in money cool

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