After a difficult year filled with unprecedented challenges, the matric learners of 2020 finally got their results this week…

And although there was plenty of celebration across the country, some matriculants who did not get good news, might be feeling down on their luck this week. In a bid to cheer up these unfortunate learners, Miss South Africa Shudufhadzo Musida sent some words of encouragement in a video. 

Shudufhadzo raises the nation’s spirits

Like many who have worn the Miss SA crown before her, Shudufhadzo Musida is extremely passionate about education. She has spoken extensively about her desire to see education become more accessible in South Africa, and this week we saw how much the road to knowledge means to her when she lent her support to the matrics of 2020 who did not get the results they were hoping for. 

After this week’s results went live, Shudu took a moment to support the learners who hadn’t quite made the grade for university entrance when she said, “To those who might not have got the results they wished, hoped and worked for, just know that you are not defined by a mark but by who you are and the potential inside of you. This is only the beginning! Congratulations,”

Miss SA Shudufhadzo Musida sends words of encouragement to matriculants who did not pass

How did celebrity parents react to matric results?

This year saw fewer celebrity matriculants than previous years (Last year the likes of Arthur Mafokate and Nonhle Jali celebrating their children’s fortunes). However, one set of parents who welcomed their child’s results with pride is Connie Ferguson and Shona Ferguson, whose daughter Alicia pased with flying colours. 

A proud Connie Ferguson wrote on Instagram, “One of my greatest gifts and joys in life are my children, and my deepest wish for them above all else is to be happy! 2020 was a challenging year in every way to say the least, and I am just in awe of the achievement of the class of 2020 against all odds! Watching Alicia bravely face the unknown (COVID-19) to go to school to write her matric exams, each day coming home hopeful that her best was good enough, made me realize that we are raising a generation of warriors and leaders! The 98.07% pass rate of the class of 2020 is a testament to that! What a time to behold!”



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