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Graduates chosen as finalists in Rising Star Awards (Published July 2015)


CIES NMMU graduate Clyde Tlou and NMMU Communications Lecturer and MBA graduate Brightness Mangolothi have been chosen as finalists in the Standard Bank Rising Star Awards. Clyde is a finalist in the Media & Marketing category and Brightness, in the Service: Public & Private category.

The awards publicly recognise inspirational and passionate individuals who have a capacity for achievement and success. These are business-sector (rather than profession) specific, and encompass a gamut of different professions. A stringent assessment process is followed, culminating in panel interviews with leading talent and industry specialists, to identify stars.



Alumnus scores big appointment (Published July 2015)   


BPSYCH graduate to Justin August, also a lecturer in the Psychology department, has been appointed by the Minister of Health to serve on the Professional Board for Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa for a five year term. 








Powerlifting Championships (Published July 2015)


ALUMNUS Edgar Katushabe (left), a Biokinetics Honours student and BHMS graduate, and Sebastiaan Loubser, a 3rd Year BSc Information Systems student, has represented the Eastern Cape at the recent SA Equipped Powerlifting Championships in Potchefstroom in the Junior  -120kg Division.

Loubser won a gold medal in his first National Powerlifting competition and Katushabe won a silver medal in the same category.

Katushabe’s bench press total also earned him a spot in the Bench Press Team to take part in the Commonwealth Championships in Vancouver, Canada in December this year.