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June 2015

Alumnus launches book (Published June 2015)

 

DBA graduate has launched his book titled “An Umbrella for the Rainbow Nation” recently at the NMMU Business School in Summerstrand. The book seeks to highlight the possible futures for South Africa towards the year 2055. Authors of this book Prof Chris Adendorff and Dez Collier focusses on what the future holds for our so – called Generation Z (0-24 year olds).

Adendorff is a professor at the NMMU Business School while Collier is a publisher and freelance writer. Adendorff is also involved in various entrepreneurial ventures. The book aims to equip this generation Z with the correct education and mind set including entrepreneurial skills.

 


 

Alumnus soars in Engineering field (published June 2015)

 

Master of Education student Kholisa Papuwho won the South African Society for Engineering Education (SASEE) best submission and best presentation awards at SASEE’s Third Biennial Conference held at UKZN recently. (www.sasee2015.ukzn.ac.za).

 

Kholisa’s paper, “Investigating the use of argumentation to promote critical thinking in first year mechanical engineering laboratory report writing”, was presented in the ‘academic support programmes and initiatives in STEM teaching’ strand. Her research findings stimulated lively discussion and was considered to be an innovative and meaningful contribution towards engineering education, particularly in light of current recurriculation imperatives.

 


 

Top 20 Inspirational Youth (published June 2015)

 

NMMU BAdmin graduate, student and CANRAD intern, Samantha Beynon has been selected  as one of the Top 20 Inspirational Youth in South Africa 2015 by www.youthvillage.co.za.

“We are always inspired by stories of young South Africans doing remarkable work in South Africa and all over the world to either inspire or help facilitate development in the lives of people in their communities; be it through activism, sports, art, entrepreneurship etc. This year’s list identifies South Africans mostly below 30 years of age, who are prominent in their areas of activism or fields of expertise and are raising the South African flag high and making us proudly South African.”

 

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