Lisette Oelofse finds herself at the start of a new journey. After completing her law degree, she realised her true calling, “Africa, its animal life and its people”. Her biggest mistake is also her proudest moment, because despite not wanting to complete her law degree, she was determined to pull through and did so with high marks. Studying at the University of Pretoria, Oelofse is putting in another five years to complete her master’s in social work, saying: “If I spent more time researching what I am passionate about I could have already been working and doing what I love.” Oelofse believes it is important to learn from each other, and “it is absolutely free to learn from other people’s mistakes and wisdom. There is always someone who knows more than you do, so be ready to learn in every situation.” She also volunteers at Kids in Action.
Through my work I would want the youth of this country to be motivated, to stay positive and to get up and get things done.