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March 2017

Alumus to attend International Youth Work Camp (Published March 2017) 


Master’s in Political Science Student, SABC’s Future Leaders Mentor and One Day Leader Season 3 runner-up, Sam Beynon, who has been selected by the Nelson Mandela Museum, in partnership with the Anne Frank House Foundation and Government of Lower saxony, Germany to, on behalf of the Eastern Cape and South Africa, attend the International Youth Work Camp to be held in Germany, Bergen - Belson next month. 

The International Youth Work Camp will have youth delegations from SA, Belarus, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine.  The Camp will focus on the lessons and teachings acquired by contemporary youth from the lived and shared experiences of the Jewish community, Gypsies and the LGBTIAQ+ community during WWII and beyond. 



Bronze for master's student (Published March 2017)

Graduate Billy Siziba, a Master’s in Architecture student who recently came 3rdoverall in the country in the Engen “Pitch & Polish” competition. Pitch & Polish is a lateral-thinking business competition and workshop programme, exposing would-be entrepreneurs to enterprise development training and thinking, helping them to turn their business ideas into business successes. 

Last year, Billy launched Bullyz Fitness, a fitness apparel brand and shortly thereafter, he met his business mentor ASA Mazomba who saw potential him and encouraged him to enter the business pitching competition. His business idea was for an innovative gym app for gym enthusiasts.  Billy progressed to the finals where he finished 3rd overall in the country out of 1000 entries and won R15 000 which he injected into the launch of his new store located on the South Campus at the NMMU Fitness and Aquatics centre.  “Bullyz Fitness Shop" sells their branded gym wear as well as healthy fruit shakes and protein shakes.



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