Transaction Junction – The wind beneath Veneshley Samuels’ wings

October 10, 2020
Veneshley Samuels

At Transaction Junction, we acknowledge our responsibility to be good corporate citizens and to help build a better South Africa for us all.

We believe it is crucial to invest in our local communities and people so that barriers are removed and challenges overcome.

Veneshley Samuels is a glowing example of what can be done, and we are proud of the role we played in helping her to reach for, and achieve her dreams.

TJ has provided financial assistance to Veneshley since her first year at the University of Cape Town. Today she is a PhD candidate and internationally recognised as a leader in her field.

Veneshley is looking to change lives by finding cures for diseases. Growing up in Atlantis, Veneshley saw that many families, living in close quarters together, contracted tuberculosis and this experience has driven her to want to specialise in TB research. She has paired with mentor Dr. Andani Mulelu, a biochemist and research scientist at UCT’s Drug Discovery and Development Research Unit. Dr. Mulelu’s field of study is molecular biology, protein engineering and structural biology which he is harnessing towards developing a rapid test to diagnose tuberculosis. His mentorship gave Veneshley the encouragement to continue to pursue her goal.