All current Thuthuka students gathered at the North Conference Centre where Gugu Nxiweni (NMMU School of Accounting Alumnus) shared leadership lessons with the students.

Gugu Nxiweni qualified as a Chartered Accountant at the end of 2005 after having completed both his Bcom and his Bcom Honours at NMMU. Gugu went on to become a Partner at KPMG and has recently joined Etrostep as their Executive Chairman.

The guest speaker left the students with the words, “I started out where you are sitting. You have to believe in yourself and work hard. Ask yourself who do I want to be as a leader (what type of leader am I?)? What am I aiming to achieve as a leader (through the people I am leading)? How am I aiming to achieve this? And when do I want to achieve it by (a leader will know when the time is right)?”