A group of 50 UKZN alumni from all over Mpumalanga met on 20 August 2016 for a lunch and information-sharing presentation at the Magnolia Restaurant in White River.
The group thoroughly enjoyed meeting each other socially, swopping stories of their University experiences and exchanging contact details. The University appreciates the attendance and commitment of these alumni on the day, as many had to travel for a number of hours to attend the event.
The graduates were welcomed by Ms Normah Zondo (Director of University Relations) who also introduced the Guest Speakers. The Guest Speakers were Mr Fanle Sibisi (President of Convocation) and Mr Lesiba Seshoka (Executive Director of Corporate Relations). Both Mr Sibisi and Mr Seshoka encouraged the attendees to “give back” to their alma mater.
Mr Seshoka gave a comprehensive overview of the current developments at the University, as well as information on student numbers, current rankings and research. Questions were posed to the speakers – many regarding the registration and funding procedures for post-graduate studies at the University.
All attendees requested that the Alumni Relations Office co-ordinate a similar event in the not too distant future.