Makara Kevin Makara and his twin brother Motanyane Tevin Makara graduated side-by-side in BCom Finance
at the University of Johannesburg.
For the 24-year-old siblings, walking across the stage was the most proud moment and a next step in their journey together.
These identical twins were born and raised at Upper Thamae, a mixed class village in the capital of Lesotho.
''We were bright sparks from an early age, always topping our classes throughout primary school, and appearing in the higher percentiles in High School,'' said the twins.
The twins mother , Mrs Makara said, ''From a very young age I pushed them to study every day at 7pm, after having come home to do the cleaning and cooking, pretty much all the chores. It is probably the reason it is easier for them to be disciplined even in varsity with so much around them.''
Last year in 2017 around June/July, they were presented with the opportunity to represent University of Johannesburg in Study Abroad programs, Kevin went for a Summer School Programme in the United States of America for a week, at the Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, before spending a further three days in Atlanta. His brother on the other hand attended a Universitas21 conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, at the beginning of July, which lasted a week.
'' These are certainly memories we will cherish forever and we are grateful to the Division of Internationalisation for the opportunity,'' said the twins.
For Kevin and Tevin, they are still furthering their studies. I'm currently studying my BCom Honours in Financial Planning, with the hope of sitting for my board exams next year, and eventually getting my Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Professional accreditation'' said Kevin.
'' I am currently studying towards a PGDip in Financial Management, which is my gateway to my ultimate goal; a CIMA qualification, said Tevin.