Alumni in the News
Chris Ndzengu (1987)
Regional Head of the Asset Forfeiture Unit, EC, National Prosecuting Authority, Old Rhodian, Chris Ndzenga, received his LLD from NMMU. The Thesis Title is: “A Comparative Analysis of Aspect of Criminal and Civil Forfeitures: Suggestions for SA Asset Forfeiture Law Reform.” The study is in the legal field of public law in general and Asset Forfeiture (AF) Law in particular. This is Chris’s field of work. He embarked on a comparative study on AF regimes of SA, Canada and New Zealand.
Alumni House and Post Graduate Hall Celebration
Alumni House and the Post Graduate Hall held a special celebration to further congratulate the PhD and Masters 2017 graduates. The event was held at Oakdene House and was well attended by Post Graduates and guests which included the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizella. Director of Communications and Advancement, Luzuko Jacobs, gave a celebratory and thought provoking speech to all attendees:
Harry Geier (1977)
A SENIOR member of the Society of Advocates of Namibia, Harold (Harry) Geier, has been appointed as a judge of the High Court. President Hifikepunye Pohamba appointed Geier to the High Court bench on a recommendation from the Judicial Service Commission with effect from April 1, it was announced from the chambers of Chief Justice Peter Shivute on Friday. Geier has been practising law as a member of the Society of Advocates of Namibia since 1990, and is a past president of the Law Society of Namibia.
Adriane Hofmeyr (1987) Joins Quarles & Brady
The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP recently announced that Adriane Hofmeyr has joined the firm’s Tucson office as a partner in its Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. She focuses her practice on commercial litigation, appeals, administrative litigation, and administrative hearings.
Sarita was invited to contribute to a Commonwealth Writers anthology of African Creative Non-Fiction. Her contribution, “Border Crossings”, reflects on a childhood growing up under apartheid in the context of the anti-apartheid struggle in Cape Town, engaging with race, gender, sexuality, class and formative journeys and encounters into adulthood.
Kirsten Hall (2009)on the subject of Women in Business
Kirsten Hall is a regulatory project manager within Global Markets at State Street, and is responsible for driving and implementing regulatory change projects. With an interest in the exercise of both social and economic power, Hall is fascinated by the many ways in which language can shape meaning, drive action and construct identities. Watch Kirsten at TED@StateBoston, which was a TED-curated event celebrating Speakers from across the State Street community.
Judy Mann: Conservation Strategist at SAAMBR
Judy Mann has been with the South African Association for Marine Biological Research(SAAMBR) in Durban since 1992. She started in the Sea World Education Department, which she ran for almost 10 years, she was then the Director of uShaka Sea World for 10 years, through the amazing years of building and then moving from the old Sea World to uShaka Sea World.
The awesome network behind R40 uncapped ADSL services
South African Internet pioneer Mike Lawrie (1966) has built an internal ADSL network at the retirement centre where he lives, which offers residents unlimited Internet access at R40 per month. Lawrie is known for establishing the first Internet network in South Africa at Rhodes University in 1988.