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Gugu NyathiGugu Nyathi

Grade Level: 2nd Year Student at University of Pretoria (Graduated Uplands in 2011)


Uplands Career Achievements:
- Director College House play 
- 1st team Uplands College netball
- Boarding house mentor 2011
- Shortlisted for school mentor
- Choir
- Selected to the Mpumalanga Province-wide girls netball team


Gugu is currently a second year student at the University of Pretoria studying social work. She graduated from Uplands College in 2011.


Gugu was born in the Hazyview area. She attended primary school at King’s School and has one younger brother in primary school there. Like all of the KLM scholars, Gugu is committed to her family and community. Gugu maintains a close relationship with her mother and works hard to make her proud.


During her time at Uplands, Gugu was a standout netball player. Gugu is passionate about the sport and a standout player. She was the first-ever Uplands student to be named to the provincial netball team in Grade 11. Netball provided an opportunity for Gugu to further develop her leadership skills. She was also one of the captains of the Ages 16-18 first team.


Over the course of the years, Gugu was involved with the Uplands Interact Club, a division of Rotary International and a community service program in which Uplands students work with children in a local orphanage. She also worked with her assigned child beyond the Uplands community service requirements, including spending time at the orphanage on weekends.