We are delighted to introduce Marjorie Tlali, the new Head of IIE Rosebank College Bloemfontein campus. She has a world of experience, and her passion for youth and education is sure to add value to our students. In this interview, we get to know her better.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I am a humble soul who is passionate about education. No challenge is too much for me, and I am dedicated to making a difference in the lives of ordinary people. I am very excited to join IIE Rosebank College as I believe in lifelong learning. True humility is staying teachable, regardless of how much you already know. I hold the empowerment of youth very close to my heart, and I am grateful to be in a role that enables me to contribute to their prosperity.
What are you looking forward to the most in your new position?
I can't wait to learn, grow and inspire - and I’m ready for the challenge. I aim to lead by example and to be a positive influencer. I want to inspire students and show them that they can achieve anything they desire if they put their minds to it. The most significant reward I could ever get from this position would be the continued growth of our campus.
What would most people be surprised to learn about you?
I very family orientated, my husband is my biggest supporter, motivator and friend. I am humble, assertive and strict, all at the same time - which is a unique combination. I'm compassionate and caring, and I love helping others. I love learning and have no problem receiving constructive criticism - that's how one grows.
What do you do in your spare time?
I am an aspiring chef. My goal is to have a fine dining restaurant when I retire. I spend some of my free time trying new delicacies - my poor hubby must eat all of this. I also love travelling, locally and internationally, creating special memories. It is also essential for me to take time out - read a good book or spend time with loved ones.
What motto do you live by?
The quality of a great leader is not personality, but humility!
Written by Wanga Nemavhola