Being a mogul in real estate and finance, his unending thirst for learning made him set his heart to continue his education at the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom, where he completed his Bachelor of Law (Hons.). It was followed by a Masters Degree in Law (LLM) specialising in International and Commercial Law in 2014. The University of Buckingham awarded him the Morayo Atoki Prize for Best All -Round Performance in the 2014 Master of Laws (LLM) Examination for his academic achievements and significant contributions to the LLM programme.
In 2018, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP).
A message to the world
Dr. Bothongo attributes his success to daring to be a visionary, perseverance in chasing his dreams, and understanding that any ventures built on honesty and integrity.
“I’d like to encourage everyone reading to follow their dreams. It’s not always easy – you will stumble. You will fall, but you need to get up, dust yourself off and keep going. Keep trying. Eventually, you will get there. Be focused, be determined and persevere. Forget about what other people say or think. Take the fear of failure out of the equation.”.