Golden Key is happy to introduce Buntle Khumalo, one of Golden Key’s 2021 Outstanding Member Award winners. Buntle earned her Bachelor of Commerce, Law in 2018 from the University of Johannesburg.
“I am honoured to receive the Outstanding Member Award and hope to continue demonstrating exceptional achievement in all three pillars of the Golden Key International Honour Society,” Buntle says.
Currently, Buntle serves as an Associate Consultant at EY-Parthenon.
“I am a strategy consultant with over three years of experience in helping companies navigate complex strategic and regulatory challenges to drive innovation and growth in developing and emerging markets,” Buntle mentions.
Buntle shares the challenges that exist while living in South Africa.
“South Africa has a long and well-documented history of using education as a tool of discrimination, oppression, and segregation,” Buntle explains. “Despite the abolition of colonialism and apartheid, many historically disadvantaged individuals (HDI) continue to live through the sustained economic marginalisation of these political systems. One of the consequences of sustained economic marginalisation is a persistent challenge for HDIs to access (institutions of) higher education.”
In spite of these challenges, Buntle is proud of all of her accomplishments.
“As a black woman in South Africa, I appreciate what a privilege it is to have access to higher education and be part of an academic honour society that supports academic excellence and provides avenues for students of all backgrounds to source educational funding,” Buntle says.
Thank you for being a part of the Golden Key family, Buntle; we wish you the best of luck at EY-Parthenon!