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Alumnus in Treasure Island Contest (published 21 January 2012) 


ECONOMICS graduate and former financial consultant Ross Jordaan, has rubbed shoulders with South Africa's top celebrities during the shooting of Tropika Island of Treasure's fourth season in Mexico.

The contestants are competing for the grand prize of R1 million. Jordaan intends to focus on completing his honours degree with NMMU and then go on to work in economic or events management.





Chameleon artist takes on the world (published 26 January 2012)


ANDILE Dyalvane, an art and design graduate from NMMU has been named a Design Icon and Master Crafter by the Cape Craft and Design Institute. He has also established Imiso Ceramics, is represented by Amaridian Gallery in New York and his work is also on show at Piece by Piece in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Dyalvane's unique craft uses an intriguing array of tools to recreate the scene on his elegant range of earthware vases, pots, bowls and platters. He was a finalist in the Young International Design Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2009 and won an international award in the ceramic catergory in a competition organised by Elle Decoration magazine. 



Alumnus develops communities skills (published 18 January 2012)


CERAMIC design graduate, Chuma Maweni, is now the Studio Manager at Art in the Forest and actively involved with Light from Africa Foundation, an organisation generating fundingfor South Africa's vunerable children. 

Maweni has also been involved in a community project whereby he taught ceramic art skills to women in rural areas of Transkei. 







Single Mom excels (published 13 January 2012) 


ALUMNUS Claudine Delo, has been named as the MCM Bible School’s Theological Student of the year. Delo, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, has two qualifications with NMMU, nursing in 1994 and an LLB in 2006 and then becoming an advocate specializing in fighting medical negligence two years later.

She has also added to her qualifications by obtaining an Advanced Health Management Programme diploma from PPD/Yale University in the USA and a diploma in Home Care Training and immediately launched a programme to train home care givers to care for frail and sick people at retirement homes and private residences.



New head for Summerwood (published 01 January 2012)


WILLIAM Foaden has been chosen as the new Principal for Summerwood Primary School. Foaden who graduated from UPE (now NMMU) with a BPrim Education.

Foaden was promoted from Hurbert Hurd Primary School to Westering Primary School, eventually ending up as Deputy Head and then Acting Head for a while at Erica Girls Primary School.