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From high school drop out  to getting a 'second chance',  Marlon  Koen holds an LLB '19 qualification from Nelson Mandela University. He is the an Associate at Minde Schapiro & Smith Incorporated and shares his story.
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Mandela Alumna Edith Elizabeth Michael,s BA (Media, Communication and Culture) '18 & (Corporate Communication) '19 returned to her alma mater - Uitenhage High School to encourage and inspire future Mandela Students and graduates. 
She is currently the Social Media Specialist at Thrive Internet Marketing Agency based in Texas in USA. 
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Congratulations to Nelson Mandela University Alumnus and 2016 Alumni Award Recipient, Johan Jooste on his new appointment. 
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Graduates ploughing back their aquaponics skills in rural communities
Two Nelson Mandela University graduates intend using their new innovative agriculture skills in the rural Eastern Cape communities where they grew up, to assist with food security in a resourcescarce region. Sinazo Tomose, from Cacadu, and Unathi Mgcebele, from East London, were awarded their diplomas in agricultural management after doing extensive research and gaining valuable work experience in the field of aquaponics.
They were able to complete their studies thanks to the internships they secured with nonprofit organisation INMED SA, a company focused on developing programmes for food security, child and community health and social development through agricultural education.

More Freediving accolades for Chemistry lecturer
Mandela University Chemistry lecturer, Dr Gletwyn Rubidge, once again took top honours at the SA Pool Freediving Nationals held in Gqeberha last month.
The competition, which took place at Newton Park swimming pool, included a number of different events and Gletwyn was placed first overall.
Setting a new SA national record in the Dynamic Monofin (DYN M), his 200m dive was done in the pool in the horizontal plain. He swam four, 50m lengths underwater on one breath, kicking like a dolphin with a monofin. Setting the new record took two minutes and 40 seconds. His previous record was 188m set about four years ago.

Alumnus graces the cover of Accounting SA 
Buhle Hanise, PG Certificate in Accounting alumna, Chief Financial Officer at Chinese automotive company BAIC South Africa and President African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA) has been featured in the latest edition of Accounting South African magazine. 

E-Technologist Simon Venter selected for Nando’s Creative Exchange

E-Technologist in the Learning & Teaching Collab department at the University and Media and Communication alumnus Simon Venter, has been selected as one of four artists to take part in this year's Nando's Creative Exchange.
The culmination of event is a group show at the AVA (Association for Visual Arts) Gallery in Cape Town in November this year.
The Nando’s Creative Exchange (NCX) is the food chain’s flagship artist development programme which was started in 2011. The programme aims to recognise emerging, Southern African fine artists who demonstrate exceptional ability.

Mandela student selected for international young scientist summer school

BSc Honours in Botany student Marishka Govender, has been selected as one of 20 young scientists to attend a Science Communication conference in Germany this July.
Selected by Science Birds, Marishka will attend the European Summer School on Science Communication (ES3C) in Frankfurt in July 2022, at the Helmholtz Forschungsakademie Hessen für Fair (the Helmholtz Research Academy in Hessen for Fair), which, along with Science Birds and the ES3C, is partnered by Goethe Universität - University of Frankfurt.
DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service) has funded the entirety of her travel and accommodation expenses in the form of a scholarship, an opportunity made possible by DAAD to the 20 successful non-German (i.e. International) students.
Read article here: Nelson Mandela University News

Alumna climbs for cause 

Tasneem Fredericks, Managing Director of Fredericks Inc. will join the Imbumba Foundation with its “end period poverty campaign” when she embarks on climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. 
The Imbumba Foundation initiative called Trek4Mandela - is an annual expedition to summit Africa's highest peak on Mandela Day, 18 July to honour Nelson Mandela's living legacy that not only inspires Africans but across the globe. Trek4Mandela brings together inspired individuals from corporate and public backgrounds to assist in raising funds and creating awareness for the Caring4Girls programme.
Fredericks holds a LLB ’01 and PG Dip (Labour Law) ’14 from Nelson Mandela University, revealed that the poorer young girls miss up to 50 school days annually due to the lack of access to sanitary protection. 
“An estimated 30% of South African girls do not attend school while they are on their period because they do not have sanitary products,” she said. 
Period poverty in South Africa affects girls and women by preventing them from working and going to school creating high absenteeism and drop out rates. 
Up to 7 million South African girls do not have access or cannot afford to buy sanitary products and many report using old clothes and newspapers when they do not have sanitary pads.
“The statistics are quite dire and the need to support the “end period poverty campaign” is an easy one to get behind in the interest of ensuring a future for women and young girls.
The Imbumba Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded by innovative social entrepreneur, Richard Mabaso in 2010. The Foundation aims to bring about social change and economic upliftment, within rural and economically marginalised communities in Southern Africa, through investing and mentoring individuals and communities who seek to uplift and empower themselves.
If you would like to participate in any of the foundation’s programmes follow the link provided -