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DENOSA awards professionally matured student nurse at University of Free State

DENOSA awarded the Henrietta Stockdale Floating trophy to Tlholohelo Kataza, a final student in BSocSc (Nursing) at the University of Free State on 9 April evening at the hand-over ceremony held in Bloemfontein.

DENOSA Free State chairperson, Thibogang Thole, handed the award to Kataza, who has displayed the best professional development throughout all the study years.

She was born in Welkom, situated in the heart of the Free State. She matriculated at Edmund Rice Catholic School. At school, she participated in hockey and swimming. She was elected as prefect in Grade 7. She maintained an outstanding academic performance and earned herself a spot in the top three positions from Grade 8 until she matriculated. Her favourite subject at school was Mathematics, which earned her the accolade of best Mathematic learner. She commenced her studies at the University of Free State in 2014.

She has always been prepared to help needy fellow students and often assisted local high school learners with extra classes in mathematics. She is a very active member of the Catholic Church during her free time.

Her years of study have been characterised by perseverance, a sense of duty and professionalism. During her study period, she has proved herself as a dedicated and hardworking student, which contributed to her professional growth. Her integrity prevailed at all times and in all situations. Her character reflects a good upbringing and absolute respect for all. Her discipline and punctuality at all times are commendable. 

The subject she developed passion for during the four years of study was midwifery, and she would love to further her studies in Advanced Midwifery and Neonatalogy after her community service. 

It gives DENOSA great pleasure to present her with the Henrietta Stockdale Award.