Pule Shayi attains MBA
Mopani District Municipality executive mayor Pule Shayi has received plaudits from his comrades in the ruling party after he attained a Masters in Business Administration from Regenesys Business College.
Shayi’s success was celebrated at Mashishimale sports ground over the weekend.
Guest speaker Dr Dickson Masemola hailed Shayi’s qualification saying it “enhances social conscience and appropriately position recipient to attend o social needs with the required passion and dedication, one that facilitates acquisition of specialized knowledge and skills of great demand, a qualification that sharpens leadership skills needed to move society and institutions forward and manage difficult and challenging situations, the one that informs how to ensure proper utilisation of available resources or the realization of the set objectives, the one that empowers individuals to adjust and adapt in the eve changing world that needs strategic thinking and approach.”
Dr Masemola hailed Shayi for achieving against the odds as it was amidst public, political and personal commitments.
Speaking on The Role of education in political and societal development, Dr Masemola said society needs good role models.
He quoted the late ANC leader Oliver Reginald Tambo who once said: “We need cadres of unquestionable loyalty, dedication and understanding of our struggle.”
He said the strength of any organization lay in the calibre of its individual members.
He said: “It remains and continues to be essential for us to talk about the importance of education as a primary social platform, which has declared an apex programme of the democratic state, to be advanced for the deepening and sustainability of our democracy.”
He added: “The longevity and durability of our democracy depends on the successful implementation of our education system, which is doing well under the leadership of Miister Angie Motshega, and Dr Blade Nzimande, guided by President Cyril Ramaphosa.”
Many notable people have praised Shayi for the feat.
“He is our future president,” said MP Ponani Makhubele who expressed her joy after she attended the celebratory party.
One of the people who attended was former Greater Giyani mayor Pat Hlungwani. “Since I was also recently conferred with my degree of masters of Development in Planning and management from the University of Limpopo, I attended the graduation to support the executive mayor. Our presence in the event went a long way in motivating the rural masses, particularly the youth,” he said.
In his reply, Shayi said: “I am grateful to the community for raising me. I also appreciate support from family, comrades and academics.”
He said if leaders are prepared to solve people’s problems, self-cultivation and self-development is the way to go.
Amongst the dignitaries were Limpopo MEC’s Nkakareng Rakgoale of public works and MEC for cooperative governance, housing and traditional affairs Basikopo Makamu