Alumni in the News
Mathias Chirombo (2007) to exhibit his art works in France.
Two artists from the Eastern Cape are part of a collective of 13 artists from South Africa whose work will be shown at the Theoule Expo 2017 in France later this month. The expo was created by Nomaza Nongqunga Coupez, a South African living in France whose company, Undiscovered Canvas, creates a platform to promote emerging contemporary South African and African artists in Europe.
Standard Banks Lincoln Mali inspires Ugandan Human Capital Management leaders at HRMAU dinner.
Kampala, 21st June, 2017 – The Human Resource Managers Association of Uganda (HRMAU) hosted a leadership dinner featuring a keynote address by internationally renowned motivational speaker and leadership coach, Mr. Lincoln Mali from South Africa. Lincoln, a professional banker with over 18 years of experience currently works as Standard Banks Group Head of Card and Emerging Payments across Africa in Personal and Business Banking.
Taking ‘jack and jill’ to appealing terrain Ryan de Villiers (2011)
After matriculating from Stirling High School he graduated from Rhodes University with a drama degree and now up-and-coming actor Ryan de Villiers, 24, is appearing in a fresh new play at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown called jack and jill.Can you remember the moment you knew you wanted to be an actor?
OR Jock McConnachie passes on the gift of a Rhodes Degree to Olwethu Waka
This is a good story – a typical story – one of 100’s, 1000’s, of similar stories…… BUT not one that is part of our SA narrative. Olwethu “I was born on 10 August 1991, in the village of Nontshinga, Centane District of the Eastern Cape, an area previously known as the Republic of the Transkei, South Africa. I live to this day, in the same rural village, where we still have no access to running water, and very little in the way of community services.
Brand South Africa is in trouble - Rich Mkhondo
Besieged by frequent lawlessness, xenophobia, fading democratic values and almost daily stories of corruption, bribery, looting, abuse and wastage of state resources, Brand South Africa is slowly fading. Actually, the Rainbow Nation’s image has never been in as serious trouble as it is now. As country, we have a serious image problem.
Nolwazi Nombona (2003) to Attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
A lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Physics, Dr Nolwazi Nombona, will attend the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany in June. Nombona, selected for the trip by the African Academy of Science (AAS), joins fellow UKZN representative Dr Mark Williams-Wynn, who is being sent by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).
Sim Tshabalala, Standard Bank Group CEO
Simphiwe Tshabalala is joint Chief Executive of the Standard Bank Group and Chief Executive of Standard Bank South Africa. Tshabalala was born in Hlabisa, a poor area in rural KwaZulu Natal. He grew up in Soweto and obtained his matric from the Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg.
Dr Robin Drennan (1987)
Dr Robin Drennan, Director of Research Development at Wits, has been awarded by his southern African peers for his contribution to research management. The Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) gave Drennan the Distinguished Contribution to Research Management Profession Award at the SARIMA 2017 Annual Conference held in Windhoek, Namibia from 22-25 May 2017.