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Prof Hugh Jeffery and Mr Ken Ramjee both celebrated their 80th birthdays during June. Their birthdays are celebrated because they both remain active alumni ambassadors after having served and supported the university in various capacities. Both these gentlemen are excellent role models for lifelong connections to their alma mater as well as being in service to society
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“It is a lifestyle change”, says Dr Ryno Boshoff of ICT, who has been consulting with University departments together with Legal Services’ Lee-Anne Groener to explain the process and assist them with the handling of their systems to be compliant with the POPI (Protection of Personal Information) Act (POPIA). 
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After extensive engagements with staff, students, alumni and external stakeholders, I am pleased to inform you that Council approved our Vision 2030 strategy on 25 March 2021. I would like to express my appreciation to all those who contributed to shaping our decadal strategy by participating in the various opportunities provided to give inputs, which commenced with the Vice-Chancellor’s Listening Campaign in 2018 and culminated in wide-ranging stakeholder engagements in 2020/21.

Nelson Mandela University Alumni has launched its exclusive online networking platform. As we move into the era of digitising our Alumni networking efforts, the Mandela Alumni Connect platform allow our alumni to connect with us, their peers and stay up to date with university and alumni news and events.

The Mandela University International Office in collaboration with the Alumni Relations Office and Student Governance Department held an entrepreneurship webinar themed “Where has your Mandela qualification taken you?” Four panellists from across the African continent shared their journeys with fellow alumni, staff and students.

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We would like to congratulate our Alumni for their hard work and dedication. You have made Nelson Mandela University proud!

An important function of the Alumni Association is the election of alumni representatives to serve on Council and the Institutional Forum (IF). In April and June two Special Election Meetings took place and we present the successful candidates to you.