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Alumni Award recipient new head of Proteas cricket team

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Dhaka - The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Saturday named South Africa's Russell Domingo as the new head coach of the national team, replacing Englishman Steve Rhodes.

The 44-year-old has agreed to a two-year term with the BCB and is expected to arrive in Dhaka on Wednesday to take charge.

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Domingo holds a Diploma in Sports Admin and Marketing and recieved an Alumni Rising Star Award in 2014.

Postgrads in historic achievement for Mandela Uni at SAWiSA2019 

#R2bP: Two Nelson Mandela University postgraduate students were among a host of women recognised as the best in the country in science, technology and innovation at the annual South African Women in Science Awards in Port Elizabeth recently. 

Sociology and Psychology masters students Nobubele Phuza and Thembeka Sdinane, respectively, were awarded the DST-Albertina Sisulu Fellowship in the masters category – making history as the first Nelson Mandela University students to be recognised in the Humanities and Social Sciences categories of the distinguished awards.


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Congratulations to Alumnus, Khanya Mkoto, who has been selected as 1 of 28 ambassadors out of approximately 1000 from across the world for the 24th session of The Youth Assembly happening in Washington, DC & New York this August between Tuesday, 6 August to Wednesday, 14 August representing himself, ABSA and South Africa. The Youth Assembly is an initiative by the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation that aims to empower youth to become the leaders and change-makers who will strive together to create a sustainable world free of war, oppression, exclusion, and poverty.

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Article featured by Trace Mobile for Women’s month

Sam Gqomo is a BTech Public Relations graduate from the Nelson Mandela University.

"A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold"

To be young and talented with so much wisdom these are words 
Sam Gqomo lives by. As an experienced Public Relations and Communications professional she's recently been named a Cape Town Hero by the Cape Town Local Government, Sam is the founding Director of a successful Non-Profit Company, Womandla Foundation. 
As a result of her experience and advocacy, she has been invited to the United Nations ESCAP and World Youth Forum in Egypt, under Womandla's core focuses of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Trace celebrates you this womans month. 
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Lion King inclusion for Mandela alumnus

Mandela University Alumnus, Kwande Cakata, recently had the opportunity to live a musical dream when he sang bass as part of a choir on the brand new Lion King soundtrack.

Kwande, who grew up in Butterworth and lives in East London, graduated with a Diploma in Music in 2012. He has always had a passion and talent for music being part of a very musical family and singing in church. 

As a student and alumnus, Kwande sang in the world-reknowned Nelson Mandela University choir.

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