Top achievers shine at Well Done Function

Top achievers in the Free State.

During the annual Well Done Function on Friday 21 January 2022 at the Boet Troskie Hall at the Central University of Technology, Free State, the Free State Department of Education celebrated the excellent results of the Class of 2021. Bloemfontein Courant’s Sazly Hartzenberg stopped to speak to some of the Top 100 learners to hear how they feel about their achievements.

Catherine Shepherd said that at their school they had teachers who worked extremely hard to assist in every way possible. “I plan to study Accounting at Potchefstroom.”

Xander de Jager says that hard work and hard rest are what got him through these exams. “It is important to always look after yourself regardless of what you are busy with. I plan to study Medicine at the UFS and I am so excited for this new journey.”

Mofokeng Odey said that he managed to achieve these marks by always asking for help from his peers and teachers. “My maths tutor inspired me a lot and told me to always do the best. I plan to study Actuarial Science at Wits.”


Mia Olivier says that hard work and dedication are what helped her. “I also never allowed myself to give up and this year I plan to study B Com International Business at Stellenbosch.”

Bongani Thompson says his background motivated him a lot during these exams, to work as hard as he could. “I am going to study Electronics.”

Carmi van Niekerk says that she believes that if one puts in the work then one will eventually be successful. “I put in all that I had in all that I did during these exams. I am going to study Medicine at Stellies.”

Jana Briel says that she stuck to two things these exams, and that was extremely hard work and praying a lot. “I plan to study Actuarial Science at Stellenbosch University.”

Rainette Kemp explained that perseverance is what kept her going throughout these exams. “I told myself that I cannot give up and I always gave my best when it came to every task.” She will be heading to the UFS to study Medicine.