In 2017 three of the Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Foundations recipients were awarded Golden Key Awards from their respective Universities, namely; Lesedi Martha Ndlovu from the University of Witwatersrand, Siyabonga Shongwe from the North-West University and Mmathapelo Maringa from the University of Witwatersrand. The Golden Key award is awarded to students in the top 15% of their academic programme. This was a pivotal moment in the above students’ lives because it proved that hard work does pay off and does not go unnoticed. This was testament to the high academic standards the Eric and Charmaine Mabuza Foundation sets. We are proud of the above students and encourage them to continue challenging themselves to be top achieving scholars.