A lady has stated on social media that when considering going abroad for career purposes, the
only thing that matters is what one can bring to the table.
Naledi Millicent Mabidilala made this statement on LinkedIn as she marked 2 years since leaving
South Africa to pursue her dream of becoming a mining engineer in Australia.
Naledi recalled that she left South Africa with only two bags and her career dreams.
The 27-year-old admitted that she nursed fears of finding her feet in Australia because of not
having any family there.
But her determination eventually paid as Naledi would later discover that she left South Africa
with an extra thing called courage.
She said: “My fears were strong. Heading to a foreign continent, where I have no family. I kept telling myself, “I am still young, what if I fail, what if I am not good enough.”…… Coming from the most
disadvantaged province (Limpopo) in South Africa, “how will I compete in the world.”
“Our self-limiting beliefs, hold us back from realising our true capabilities.
“I realise now that I had more than just bags, I had ‘COURAGE’.”
Social Media Reacts
Gladys Tshuma said: “Yaa ne! A true Makhadzi, a true Mbokodo,they do not make you lead families for nothing ‘Bomakadzi’ they know your strength,your courage,your determination and adventurous spirit even in foreign lands. You just need to dig a little deeper and bang!!!
“Shine on our Makadzi and wave our flag and give courage to others as I can see they are inspired and want to know more and this is our new way of life venture on,phanda and push forward doors will eventually open…Amen!!”
Sebueng Tsita reacted: “I needed to hear this because I’m planning to move to another continent as we speak. Thank you very much.”
Adele Le Roux commented: “Well Done! We made the move to New Zealand from Cape Town SA – Best Decision in the World! It came with Challenges but you concur and take the wins! Good Luck for your career future!”