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NMMU among Top Top 10 in National Accountancy Exam (published April 2015)  


Consistent hard work and a strong will to succeed paid off for two NMMU accounting graduates who were placed in the national Top 10 in the first of two exams qualifying them for chartered accountancy.

BCom (C3 Accounting) graduates Suzaan van den Bergh, BCom was placed joint seventh in the country while Daniel Alfond came in ninth in the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) Initial Test of Competency in January.

NMMU's class of 2014 BComm Accounting honours graduates recorded an impressive 93% pass rate - far higher than the national pass rate of 76% from the 2480 graduates who sat the exam.



NMMU's Nicholls lands top position (published April 2015)


BCom Hons graduate has been appointed as president and managing director of General Motors sub-Saharan Africa effective from June 2015. Ian Nicholls takes over the responsibility for the overall operations of the

automotive giant in South Africa, sub-Saharan and Israel.

Nicholls is the first South African managing director of GM sub-Saharan Africa in more than 10 years. He will remain based in Port Elizabeth reporting to Mario Spangenberg, the president and managing director of

GM's Africa and Middle East operations.





Mohair magic spreads wings (published April 2015)

NMMU graduate, Armand Dicker, made the top four of AFI Fastrack, at this years Mercedes Benz Fashion Week held in Johannesburg where Mohair South Africa (MSA) attended which supported fashion doyenne Marianne Fassler's Leopard Frock label.

AFI Fastrack gives design students a head start in their fashion careers. He is also a former MSA bursary recipient and will network and learn from some of the most celebrated designers in the industry and showcase his range later in the year on a national platform.