ANC has congratulated its National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Working Committee (NWC) member on attaining his second master’s degree.
Lamola was today conferred with the Masters of Laws: Extractive Industry Law in Africa by the University of Pretoria.
His research focused on the enforcement of social and labour plans.
Lamola is also in possession of a Masters Degree in Corporate Law where he explored the regulation of property syndication schemes.
His master’s research looked at the roles of the regulators in the regulation of taking of deposits from the public, the conflation of the Companies Act, Banks Act, and the Reserve Bank Act.
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe said Lamola, who is the former Youth League deputy president comes from humble beginnings on a small farm in Mpumalanga to assume various leadership roles within the Congress movement and to become a successful lawyer, is a living example of what former president Nelson Mandela meant when he spoke about the value of education.
“It is befitting that in the year which the ANC has declared 100 Years of Nelson Mandela: The Year of Renewal, Unity and Jobs young leaders such as Comrade Lamola within our ranks and in society as a whole have taken it upon themselves to lead from the front and ensure that the importance of education as cherished by Madiba is not lost to the youth of today,” he said.
Mabe said the party called on young people to emulate Lamola and to also take advantage of opportunities that are being made available to them to acquire education in order to improve their material conditions.