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May 2017

NMMU Alumnus wins international academic grant (Pubished May 2017)

NMMU LLB graduate, now a Malmesbury-based Legal Aid lawyer has received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as a recipient of the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship.

Ilza Le Minnie, who works at the Malmesbury Justice Centre, will take up the fellowship at Texas Tech University in the United States, where she will do a public management course.

Le Minnie graduated from NMMU with an LLB degree in 2013 completed her articles with Legal Aid in Stellenbosch from 2012 – 2014 and once finishing articles was admitted as an attorney appointed in Malmesbury.



Former Idols top 7 grabs four SAMA Awards (Pulished May 2017)

NMMU Alumnus, Amanda Black, bagged four awards at the #SAMA23 (23rd South African Music Awards) on Saturday.

Amanda did us proud by taking home the gongs for Best Newcomer, Best Female Artist, Best R&B/Soul/Raggae Album and Best Album. Amanda has claimed her space in the national music industry and flies the Nelson Mandela Bay and Eastern Cape flag high!



 NMMU Alumnus, Professor Zide appointed new VUT vice-chancellor and principal (published May 2017) 

Vaal University of Technology’s (VUT) community has announced the appointment of renowned academic and social scientist Professor Gordon Ndodomzi Zide as vice-chancellor and principal with effect from May 1 2017.

Prof Zide is an esteemed social transformation scholar who is respected in academia worldwide. He brings with him a wealth of experience and an academic career spanning more than three decades in higher education administration and management.

Prof Zide is not new to VUT, as he previously served the university as deputy vice-chancellor responsible for governance and organisational transformation.

In 2015 he joined the University of South Africa (Unisa) as registrar, a position he held for just more than a year. To cement his academic journey, Unisa appointed him professor emeritus in anthropology.

Prof Zide matriculated at the Freemantle Boys’ High School in Lady Frere and then proceeded to Fort Hare University, where he completed his BA and BA Hons and an MA degree in anthropology. In 1999, the then University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) conferred on him a PhD in anthropology. Currently, Professor Zide is one of only a few public anthropologists in South Africa.

His senior management career kicked off when he became the first black registrar of Fort Hare University, then as advisor to the vice-chancellor and principal of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.




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