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Coach gives youth a sporting chance
Thobela Thoba, NDip (Sports Management) alumnus, is a finalist in The Herald Citizens of the Year Awards in partnership with Nelson Mandela University.
A passionate sports coach with an unparalleled desire to see the youth of Gqeberha and surrounds succeed on the field is setting the pace in sporting excellence.
Thobela Thoba, the founder of a nonprofit organisation with previously disadvantaged athletes at its centre, has been a foot soldier of recreational programmes in Nelson Mandela Bay communities for the past six years.
His efforts to mould and develop children from the age of seven, coupled with other private and social pursuits, saw him named sports category winner in The Herald Nelson Mandela University Citizens of the Year 2022 awards.
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Alumna talks Industrial Organisational Psychology
MCom (Industrial & Organisational Psychology) ’19 alumna Michelle Taylor is currently running a successful private practice ‘Taylor and Associates’ based in East London. Some of her research includes ‘Factors contributing to a positive work experience for domestic workers’ among many others. We celebrate our alumna during women’s month who emulate and exude female empowerment. 
This session is hosted by BCom (Industrial & Organisational Psychology) '21 alumna Thaakira Abdollatief and current BCom Hons (Industrial & Organisational Psychology) student Refiloe Ramme.

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We are inspired by MBA '15 alumna Siphokazi Ayazingca Sonjica who has been recognised as  '30 Inspiring Drum Women'. She has recently been appointed as Isuzu Senior Manager for Finance Business.  
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Alumnus, David Powels is the current Executive Vice-president for Finance and IT for SEAT S.A.
Powels has more than 30 years of international experience within the Group, in countries such as China, Brazil, Germany and South Africa. Since the end of 2017, he has held the position of first Vice-President and Executive Vice-President for Commercial at SAIC Volkswagen Automotive Co. in China, a joint venture between SAIC Motor and Volkswagen Group.
Powels holds a BCom ’82 and Postgrad CTA (Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy) ’83 from Nelson Mandela University and is a 2010 Nelson Mandela University Alumni Achiever Award Recipient. 
He started his career at Volkswagen South Africa in 1989 after working in Germany and Brazil. He was then appointed CEO of Volkswagen Group South Africa in 2007 and subsequently President and CEO of VW Brazil and VW Region South America. Powels is fluent in English, German and Portuguese.
Session hosted by Mr Sibusiso Hermans.
Watch video here: Alumni FB