The foreword by Southern Business School’s Principal Chris Vorster summarised this momentous occasion effectively:
Welcome to Southern Business School’s 15th graduation ceremony. Today is yet another milestone in the history of Southern Business School as we award our 1st Bachelor of Business Administration BBA degrees! To all the graduates, remember this is your special day, enjoy every minute as you reflect back on the journey you have taken in reaching this prestigious milestone in your academic career. Savour this moment, remember it, cherish it and hold it your heart for today is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication.
I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to you and to say on behalf of everyone at Southern Business School how very proud we are of you for obtaining your qualification. We know that it took hard work, dedication and sacrifice in order to complete the qualification. We are confident that you have been equipped with the necessary skills to make your mark in the work environment.
As a Southern Business School graduate you will carry on the proud tradition of those who have graduated before you and of being ambassadors for nation building and democracy. You will use your knowledge to truly become quality managers, forward thinking leaders and creative visionaries.
As Nelson Mandela said –
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are more hills to climb.
Today as you reach the top of this hill, take a deep breath, look back and consider with pride how high you have climbed, now look up and revel in the possibilities of the hills which lie ahead of you.