Institution: Stellenbosch University
Course: Masters Degree, Stress Physiology and Neuroscience (elucidating the pathophysiology of Schizophrenia).
I am fascinated by the human body, how it works and why things go wrong. I am particularly interested in neuroscience and immunology. I love to find the answer to questions with evidence-based understanding of the original problem. In addition, working in laboratories to make new discoveries and contribute to scientific knowledge excites me. Science is the engine that drives society. Without it there is no progress, improvement or understanding.
Vuyani Jordan Rens
Institution: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Course: BTech in Management in Entrepreneurship
I chose entrepreneurship because I have a passion for business management. Entrepreneurship will help me achieve my dream of pursuing my business idea and the financial rewards to be gained from it. An important aspect of entrepreneurship is about contributing to employment within South Africa, and I would like to be a part of that. My ambition is to start my business with a local focus, before taking it nationwide and then across South Africa’s borders.
Course: MSc Med
Specialisation: Medical Virology
My passion lies in the Sciences, namely Infectious Diseases and Immunology. My aim is to make a meaningful contribution to society in the field of research with a focus on HIV and other infectious diseases (in view of the many challenges facing our society in Africa). I have always been interested in this field of research and hope that my work can make a huge impact.
Institution: University of the Western Cape
Course: Bachelor of Pharmacy
The motivation for choosing pharmacy as a degree is that it offers a combination of all the aspects of healthcare that I am most passionate about, including teaching, research, community outreach and the challenge of developing my skills as a pharmaceutical practitioner. The rapid development of the pharmaceutical field over the years is also very exciting to me as a person looking to help the poorest of the poor in our communities.