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AIDC CEO Appointment

The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) in Gauteng has appointed Mr Lance Schultz as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He joins the AIDC after a near four-year tenure as CEO of the Centurion Aerospace Village. Mr Schultz, being no stranger to the industry, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the AIDC. His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Operations Management from Nelson Mandela University.


Award for article on decolonisation

Dr Savo Heleta of the Office for International Education will be honoured with an award for his article “Decolonisation of higher education: Dismantling epistemic violence and Eurocentrism in South Africa”, published in the journal Transformation in Higher Education (2016).
This article has already been cited more than 80 times and has been downloaded more than 27,000 times since October 2016. It was also the most cited article in 2018 within all Humanities and Social Sciences scholarly journals published by AOSIS, an African scholarly open-access publisher based in South Africa.
The article shares Dr Heleta’s views on the roots of Eurocentrism and epistemic violence at universities and argues that South Africa must completely rethink, reframe and reconstruct the curriculum and place South Africa, Southern Africa and Africa at the centre of teaching, learning and research.
The award will be handed over to Dr Heleta at the AOSIS Laureatus 2019 event on 10 April at the North-West University, Potchefstroom and will be live streamed on AOSIS’s social media pages.

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THE JOKER: Zuma as you’ve never seen him
He has been the butt of many a joke and the subject of countless Zapiro “shower head” cartoons – but now former president Jacob Zuma is the inspiration behind the body of work of a Nelson Mandela University master’s student.
In his eye-catching illustrations, fine art master’s student Nishil Vaghmaria, 27, of Malabar, compares Zuma to The Joker from both the Batman and Suicide Squad movies.
The Joker is portrayed as a villain in both films.
“Like Zuma, at least in my satirical view, The Joker is money-hungry, he’s unpredictable and causes chaos,” Vaghmaria said of his work, which will be on display at the Bird Street campus gallery until February 21.
Vaghmaria and two fellow master’s students presented their respective bodies of work for examination on Wednesday evening. To read the full article follow the link’ve-never-seen-him

This article appeared in The Weekend Post of 16 February 2019 written by Siyabonga Sesant


Amanda Black releases new single
Amanda Black (Antony), 2018 Nelson Mandela Alumni Rising Star Awards Recipient has announced her new label, Afro Rockstar, and a partnership with record giant Sony Music. The "Amazulu" hitmaker released a new single "Thandwa Ndim".
‘Thandwa Ndim’ which means 'you will be loved by me but it also means I will be loved by me', sees Amanda Black addressing social ills such as women abuse.
She graduated with a National Diploma in Music Education in 2015. In the same year she was a contestant in the South African Idols competition, becoming the fans’ favourite for Season 11 of the talent show, in which she made it to the top 7. During 2017, she released her single "Kahle" receiving great airplay on local radio stations as well as reaching over 1 million views on YouTube.
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