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October 2015

Written by: Zandile Mbabela

Published in The Herald on 21 September

Eastern Cape Exporter of Year award winner keeps the cogs turning

HE WAS bitten by the entrepreneurial bug in the late 80s when economic sanctions on apartheid South Africa saw many factories either close their doors or cut down on staff numbers. Mechanics were in his blood, as his father was a motor mechanic, which spurred his love for all things mechanical.

A DINNER in a chat-show format celebrating Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's rugby legacy was hosted as part of the university's 10-year celebrations in the build-up to this year's 2015 Rugby World Cup.

WHEN our Vice-Chancellor Prof Derrick Swartz reached the summit of Mount Fuji in Japan on 7 August to raise money for needy students, he had the backing of many students, staff, alumni and NMMU friends.

Alumni has hosted a number of events and partnered up with other departments, external and internal partners aiming to friendraise and raise awareness regarding campaigns Alumni Relations have hosted and intend on hosting this year.

NDip Civil Engineering and diploma in Project Management graduate, Malibongwe Makapela is the successful founder, owner and Managing Director of Makapela Project Managers which is a leading black owned Consulting Engineering and Project Management Company offering a diversity of services.

 

 

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