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June 2017

School of ICT grabs three awards in Midrand (Published June 2017)

NMMU School of ICT colleagues who won three awards at the recent Cisco Academy Safari Conference held in Midrand.  

NMMU was presented with the Academy Growth Award for consistent gains in student enrolment over the last three years and Dr Bertram Haskins and Gratitude Kudyachete received Academy Advanced Instructor Awards, recognising their achievements as being in the top 25% of instructors globally, in positive student feedback and performance.

                                                                   From left to right: Luzuko Tekeni, Gratitude Kudyachete, Prof Kerry-Lynn Thomson, Shaun Vincent and Dr Bertram Haskins.



NMMU graduate invited to Leadership Symposium in Thailand (Published June 2017)


NMMU Public Relations Management Alumnus, Samkelwe Gqomo has been invited to join the 8th University Scholars Leadership Symposium at the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand, as part of a global movement in Social Change. 

Sam has been very active in promoting the empowerment of woman on social media and has her own blog “Womandla”.   

This year, one thousand students, a record number, will participate in this life-changing Conference at the United Nations, from 1 – 7 August. The Selection Committee took great care to choose individuals with outstanding character as well as excellent academic and extracurricular strengths.


Alumnus competes in Ironman World Championships (Published June 2017)


Master’s in Education student, Monique Janse Van Rensburg, managed to obtain one of the 30 qualifying slots for the Port Elizabeth Half Ironman World Championships in September 2018.


She finished 5th in the 25-29 age group at last weekend’s Half Ironman 70.3 in Durban with a time of 05:08:45 and was the 16th female overall.

Monique will also be competing in half Ironman events in Bintan, Indonesia and Quijing, China later this year.




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