Hunger for Excellence Spurs Arts Student
Mr Sizwe Sidaza, a Bachelor of Arts Honours (International Relations) student is the proud recipient of the prestigious UKZN Distinguished Student award. The award recognises and rewards students for outstanding academic achievement coupled with excellence in community engagement.
Sidaza sees the scholarship as ‘an incentive for a lifestyle of hard work, academic excellence and service, and a practical expression of UKZN’s fidelity to the imperative of excellence and the development of fecund intellects. It is affirmation that investing in education and social transformation is an imperative for spurring a meaningful change in the world.’
His current research is titled: Examining the Orientation and Effectiveness of South Africa’s Foreign Policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
Offering advice to other students, he said, ‘Espouse a lifestyle of purposeful reading, hard work and hunger for excellence. And engage in both academic work and community service with a cardinal goal of executing your plans with efficacy, honour and distinction in order to leave footprints on the sands of time.’