Rhodes’ final goodbye to 2018 retireesDate Released: Thu, 22 November 2018 13:05 +0200
On 20 November 2018, Rhodes University bid farewell to its retirees at a retirement function held at the Institution’s Senior Common Room.
“It is befitting for Rhodes University to be celebrating you today. You have been amazing in the operation of the university,” opened Human Resources Director, Ms Loshni Govender.
Amongst attendees were Deans of Commerce and Pharmacy, Professors Dave Sewry and Santy Daya.
Thanking the retirees, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research Dr Peter Clayton, said, “We are proud of how you continued to serve this institution for so many years and we hope that you will enjoy your time of rest with your families.” Dr Clayton made special mention of Recruitment Assistant, Mr Lulamile Michael “Bra-Mike” Marangxa, who has served the institution for 37 years, and is the longest serving current retiree.
Other retirees are:
- Ms Eleanor Anderton, Office Administrator- 28 years
- Mrs Sylvia Armstrong , Housekepper – 20 years
- Mrs Lynette Bodill, Senior Telephonist - 28 years
- Mr Danisile Booi, Pruner - 28 years
- Mrs Lydia Botha, Cook – 16 years
- Ms Liziwe Fosi, Housekeeping Attendant – 20 years
- Prof Alan Hodgson, Professor - 35 years
- Mr Patrick January, Technical Assistant - 35 years
- Ms Nikki Kohly, Safety & Health & Environmental - 9 years
- Ms Nozithembiso Kolweni, Cleaner - 20 years
- Prof Jonathan Lancaster, Associate Professor - 31 years
- Mrs Buyiswa Manyati, Cleaner - 34 years
- Mr Michael Marangxa, Recruitment Assistant - 37 years
- Mrs Joyce Miya, Caterer - 35 years
- Mr Malusi Mzangwa, Technical Assistant - 36 years
- Ms Nomfuneko Ngalo, Administrative Assistant I - 20 years
- Mr Thobile Nontyi, Principal Technical Officer - 34 years
- Mr Jeffrey Qubuda, Gardener - 33 years
- Mr Zwelakhe Ralo, Sportsfield Attendant - 30 years
- Mrs Auria Soyeye, Cleaner - 34 years
- Mrs Fiona Still-Drewett, Principal Librarian - 23 years
- Mr Nzame Tleki, Botanical Assistant - 19 years
- Prof Marius Vermaak, Associate Professor - 33 years
- Prof Daniel Wylie, Professor - 23 years
Other staff who are due to leave at the end of this year are Prof Daya and Director of Library Services, Ms Ujala Satgoor.