The lanky, ever-smiling teen scored eight As in the IEB exams with an overall average of 95% and a place on the list of Outstanding achievers.
But not only is he “brainy”, he was the head boy, played first team rugby and cricket, had honours for academics and cricket, colours for athletics and rugby, and full colours for leadership and Redenaars (orators) honours. Impressive, right?
But the 18-year-old, who will be studying Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria, said it has nothing to do with his IQ and everything to do with family support, preparation and dedication. “I’m actually not as clever as everyone makes me out to be,” he chuckled.
“One thing I’m sure of, is that I’m a hard worker who always strives to finish what I started,” he said.