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Alumni

Illustrious alumni

Unisa prides itself in extending education at all levels to people at all strata in society, and the university takes equal pride in its high-profile alumni who have made their mark in virtually all walks of life. These illustrious alumni bear testimony to the stature of the institution and mirror a university in the service of humanity.

Prof Mandla Makhanya

Academia

Prof Mandla Makhanya
Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor
Qualification: Hon BA (1985)

List of alumni in academia

Sizwe Nxasana

Business

Mr Sizwe Errol Nxasana
CEO: First National Bank
Qualification: Hon BCompt (1983)

List of alumni in business

Alan Knott-Craig

Communication

Mr Alan Knott-Craig
CEO: Cell C
Qualification: MBL (1987)

List of alumni in communication

     

Ms Yvonne Mhinga (Chaka-Chaka)

Entertainment

Ms Yvonne Mhinga (Chaka-Chaka)
Musician and businesswoman
Qualification: ADABET (2000)

List of alumni in entertainment

Gill Marcus (image from Getty Images)

Finance

Ms Gill Marcus
Governor of SA Reserve Bank
Qualilfication: BCOM (1976)

List of alumni in finance

Nelson Mandela (image from Nelson Mandela foundation)

Government

Nelson Mandela
Former President
Qualifications: BA and LLB (1942, 1988)

List of alumni in government

     

Dikgang Moseneke

Law

Judge Ernest Dikgang Moseneke
Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa
Qualification: BA (1969)

List of alumni in law

Desmond Tutu (image by Benny Gool, Oryx Media)

Religion

Archbishop Emeritus Demond Tutu
South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop
Qualification: BA (1954)

List of alumni in religion

Zola Pieterse (image from ????)

Sport

Mr Kepler Christoffel Wessels
Former South African cricketer
Qualification: BA (1987)

List of alumni in sport

     

Image sources:

  • Nelson Mandela (image from Nelson Mandela foundation)
  • Gill Marcus (image from Getty Images)
  • Desmond Tutu (image by Benny Gool, Oryx Media
  • Kepler Christoffel Wessels (image by Staff/Getty Images)