Alumni

Protect the Unisa brand

Lloyd Modjadji (Development Officer: DIA), Siyabonga Seme (Manager: Communication and Marketing, KZN), Mondli Nhlangulela (Unisa Convocation), Dr Phasoane Mokgobu (VP: Institutional Development and Transformation), Brian Dlamini (Acting Regional Director: KZN), and Amanda Tlale (Unisa Alumni Manager)

The Durban Alumni Chapter Breakfast held on 1 June 2019 in the Durban International Convention Centre was well attended by alumni based in the region. Dr Phasoane Mokgobu, Vice-Principal of Institutional Development and Transformation, welcomed guests and presented a well-received detailed institutional address. He highlighted the importance and the rationale of being a Unisa alumnus.

Dr Phasoane Mokgobu (VP: Institutional Development and Transformation) and G van der Heijden)

The second speaker on stage was Mondli Nhlangulela, who represented the Convocation at this event, and he spoke eloquently and passionately about the role of the Alumni Association and future projects envisaged for the KZN region.
The Alumni Office had invited Londi Khumalo from the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a guest speaker and she shared with the audience various business and project opportunities wherein alumni and the chamber could collaborate.

Dr Phasoane Mokgobu (VP: Institutional Development and Transformation), L Mthembu, and Brian Dlamini (Acting Regional Director: KZN)

Towards the end of the breakfast, Lloyd Modjadji, Development Officer of the Department of Institutional Advancement, shared the importance of individual giving by alumni to help students in the future succeed with their studies.
The proceedings came to a close with the address by the KwaZulu-Natal Acting Regional Director, Brian Dlamini, who spoke at length about the need for all stakeholders to play their part in protecting the Unisa brand.
There were about 150 Alumni Association members in attendance and the event was an opportunity for old friends to reconnect and for new friends to be made as this networking session continued beyond the official time-slot.

*By Jo Cossavella
Communication Officer
KwaZulu-Natal Region

Publish date: 2019/07/16