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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.

Institutional Forum (IF) representative

Mr Khaya Matiso BTech (Bus Admin) ’01 and an MBA ’02, was confirmed duly elected to serve as the Alumni Association’s representative to the Institutional Forum (IF) at a Special Election Meeting of the Association on 10 June 2021. 

Mr Matiso joined former UPE as Executive Director: Student Services in 1997 and served as Missionvale Campus Principal (2006-2011) and Dean of Students (2011-2014). He later became PE College Principal and retired from the position in April 2020.

After his retirement, he continued his community work as a board member of Nelson Mandela University Govan Mbeki Maths and Science project as well as active involvement in rural development and organising annual career events for grade 10- 12 learners.

He has also continued his involvement with Nelson Mandela University through the Alumni Association. He is passionate about transformation, governance and high-level management matters.

Council representative

Alumni Association President, Mr Khwezi Blose was elected to serve on the Nelson Mandela University's Council at an Alumni Association Special Election Meeting held on 15 April 2021.

Mr Blose holds a BSc (Construction Economics) ‘06 and BSc Hons (Construction Economics) ’06. He is currently the MD and sole owner of Tina Consulting: Quantity Surveying Services, MD & sole owner of Siyaya Hygiene Services – Hygiene, Cleaning, Pest Control and Sanitary waste, Director at N2End Consulting: Digital and Social Marketing Services and the Former CEO of Masakeni Civil Construction firm.