Cura Software Solutions
Mulalo Mbadi, 22, is a business analyst intern at CURA, a risk, governance, and compliance management software company where she provided customised GRC (governance, risk and compliance) management advice to clients to support their strategic goals and anticipate and meet evolving GRC and regulatory compliance requirements. Mulalo is a remarkable young woman who refuses to be a victim of circumstance. Having matriculated at the age of 16, she completed her LLB degree with 15 distinctions at the age of 20. What makes this most impressive was that she did not have access to study equipment like a laptop and textbooks and used her cellphone to write exams, attend classes, conduct legal research and graduate in record time. This achievement led to being selected as one of the Top 100 most employable graduates in South Africa (2022). The country will benefit from more young go-getters like Mulalo and not be discouraged and work hard to improve their circumstances. Her story can inspire many young girls to believe in themselves. “I would like to see a South Africa that is not plagued by gender-based violence. I grew up exposed to GBV and wish that one day South Africa would be a country where women can feel safe to walk around, wear what they want, be alone in their homes and be in a relationship without fear of potentially being murdered,” she says.
- Law graduate 15 distinctions, University of South Africa
- LLM candidate
- I graduated at the age of 20 which is my proudest moment taking into consideration the fact that I had limited resources during my studies.
- In 2022, I was selected as one of the Top 100 most employable graduates in South Africa. This selection is based on employability, leadership qualities, and work readinessThis is my biggest achievement in life as I was chosen out of 8000 applicants.
A childhood memory that I keep dear to my heart has to definitely be my last year of primary school. My teachers came together and decided to reward me for being the learner who was most dedicated to school. This made me realise my potential and work hard to perpetually reach new heights. Leading to me completing matric at 16 and my LLB at 20.
The advice that I would give to my younger self would be to not worry so much because everything always falls into place. There is no use in worrying over things that you don’t have control over. Instead, you should focus on the things that are within your control.
I would like to see a South Africa that is not plagued by GBV as it is a topic very close to my heart. I grew up exposed to GBV and I really wish that someday we will be able to live in a country where women can feel safe to walk around, wear what they want, be alone in their homes, and be in a relationship without fear of potentially being murdered by their partner. A South Africa wherein I as a woman can trust in the justice system and can turn to the police without fear of not being taken seriously. I wish to live in a country where I can be free and safe as a woman.