Team UKZN won six awards at the Marketing, Advancement and Communication in Education (MACE) Congress held in Cape Town.
The MACE Excellence Awards celebrate distinction in marketing, communication and advancement in the Higher Education sector in South Africa.
Team UKZN took the following awards:
- Gold Award of Excellence: Integrated Public Relations Campaigns – Scholarship Awards 2015
- Gold Award of Excellence: Multi-Day Campaigns – College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science: Ukulinga Howard Davis Memorial Symposium
- Merit Award: Integrated Public Relations Campaigns – First Bi-Annual Language Research Symposium
- Merit Award: Printed Annual Reports – 2014 Annual Report
- Merit Award: Printed Special Publications – UKZN Community Outreach Publication
- Merit Award: Design: Visual and Audio-visual Media – Graduation 2016 Video Production.
Executive Director of UKZN’s Corporate Relations Division Mr Lesiba Seshoka congratulated the team on their achievements and for showcasing excellence at the University.
The awards formed part of the three-day Congress themed: “Higher Education and Training in Crisis?”, which included sessions on “Living your Brand – Brand Identity Management during Turbulent Times”, by Mr Aki Kalliatakis, Founder of the Leadership LaunchPad; and an informative session titled “Paid, Earned, and Owned Media Strategy: The Future of Media Content and What it Means for Professionals in Marketing, Advancement, and Communication”, by Ms Vasantha Angamuthu, Chief Strategy Officer at Independent Media.
UKZN alumnus and founder of humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, delivered a keynote address on: “Tough Times Call for Ordinary People to be Extraordinary”.
Speaking on his humanitarian efforts at Gift of the Givers, the largest disaster relief organisation of African origin, Sooliman spoke about heartbreaking scenes they had been exposed to: ‘Every child who dies is one too many.’
He also spoke about the ‘amazing people’ they had met on their journeys to overcome adversity: ‘Africa has heart. Africa has spirit,’ added Sooliman.