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February 2012

Forestry master's student represent NMMU(published February 2012)

KUTELANI Tshivhase, NMMU Forestry Master's student represented the International Forestry Students' Association at the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) summit in Doha Qatar, at the end of last year.

He attended the Forest Day 6.





Umzumbe Municipality welcomes new manager (published 21 February 2012)


ALUMNUS, Mokuthula Mgijima, has been elected as the new municipal  manager of the Umzumbe Municipality. Mgijima is the very first female  municipal manager in history for this municipality. 

She holds a Masters in Development Studies which she received from NMMU  in 2005.  





Jessup joins CAM (published 09 February 2012)


John Jessup has joined China Africa Motors (CAM) as Managing Consultant: Sales, Marketing and After-Sales with effect from February 1. CAM is best known for its impressive sales success with the 15-seater Inyathi mini bus taxi recapitalisation programme.

Jessup graduated with a BA degree from UPE (now NMMU) in 1968.




Extra mile pays off (published 06 February 2012)


ALUMNUS, Julie Smallman has proved that going the extra mile pays off in the end.

Textile design graduate is now the owner of popular children's decor stores in Port Elizabeth.

Funterior's which has expanded to two big stores now has its very own factory in North End where all the wooden furniture is produced. 




Zuko loves working with rubber (published 05 February 2012)


TECHNICAL Engineer, Zuko Mponto, who works for tyre manufacturing company Goodyear South Africa.

His job involves working with expensive rubber that wheels motor vehicles.  Mponto graduated in 2002 with a mechanical engineering and quality diploma.






Alumnus brings about change in youth (published 01 February 2012)


Thamsanqa Maqubela, is the founding chairman of Qhubela Holdings, which is a 100% black-owned and managed company providing corporate clients with publication services, including design, layout and printing, copy writing, editing and proofreading, as well as with multimedia photography of various events, fulfilling strategy facilitation and team building, and corporate social investment and responsibility services.

He is also the Executive Director of the SA Graduates Development Association. His quest is to provide work exposure to 600 000 unemployed graduates in the country. Thamsanqa is currently completing his Master of Philosophy with NMMU.

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