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Golden Key Spotlight: Estefan Pieterse

Golden Key Spotlight: Estefan Pieterse

Golden Key member Estefan Pieterse is working on his master’s degree in Microbiology and Physiology from the North West University Potchefstroom campus.  “My sister did a school project with bacteria when I was about 11 years old, and that sparked my interest in Microbiology,” reveals […]

Golden Key Spotlight: Lorenzo Samuela

Golden Key Spotlight: Lorenzo Samuela

I received my Golden Key certificate through the mail while completing my degree at the University of Waikato. The very moment I realised what this meant, I instantly attributed it to my academic performance the previous year (2006). Little did I know that the certificate […]

Golden Key Spotlight: Claire Baxter

Golden Key Spotlight: Claire Baxter

It’s not uncommon for students to take a study abroad year. It’s just that I was 37 when I took mine. I completed my first bachelor’s degree in 2001, joining Golden Key at that time, and then completed a second bachelor’s degree part-time by distance […]

Golden Key Spotlight: Mohammed Abu-Dalhoum

Golden Key Spotlight: Mohammed Abu-Dalhoum

Every day we make a million decisions: to have cereal or a muffin, to take a right instead of a left, but some decisions have more weight and impact on our lives than others. Golden Key member Mohammed Abu-Dalhoum is a firm believer that our […]

Golden Key Spotlight: Ryan Kungl

Golden Key Spotlight: Ryan Kungl

As the sole Founder and Director of Clinics For Kids (CFK), I am proud to have grown CFK to include more than 20 professionals and health students. This includes researchers, doctors, medical students, dentists, dental students, optometrists, and nurses, including 4 Aboriginal Australian members. At […]

Golden Key Spotlight: Jessica King

Golden Key Spotlight: Jessica King

When we think of our teachers, we often think of kind, passionate joy-bringers, but you realize teachers represent so much more than that when you think beyond the surface level. Teachers are strong people. One of these strong teachers is Jessica King.  Jessica earned her […]

Golden Key Spotlight: Michael A. Cowling

Golden Key Spotlight: Michael A. Cowling

Perhaps the truest sign of real passion is what someone chooses to focus on whilst facing a life-threatening illness. My name is Michael Cowling, and I joined Golden Key in 1997, having been invited during the first year of my Bachelor of Information Technology degree […]

Golden Key Spotlight: Dr. Eurika Mogane

Golden Key Spotlight: Dr. Eurika Mogane

Rarely in life do things go as we plan them, but the way we choose to react to those changes is what truly defines us. Dr. Eurika Mogane’s outlook on life and the challenges she has faced are exemplary of how to respond when life […]

Golden Key Spotlight: Hemlata Karki

Golden Key Spotlight: Hemlata Karki

Two of the most integral parts of our childhood learning experience are our mothers and teachers. They influence the way we see the world, process information and shape our futures. One of these great influencers is Hemlata Karki, mother, teacher and warrior for gender equity. […]

Golden Key Spotlight: Steven Jeffrey

Golden Key Spotlight: Steven Jeffrey

Sometimes in life you meet extraordinary people, and when you do, you can’t miss them. They have a passion for thriving and are relentless in the pursuit of their goals. Steven Jeffrey is one of these extraordinary people.  Steven has been presented with a barrage […]