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Upcoming alumni events and calendar 

Alumni can look forward to quite a few regional functions and interesting events in the following months. In August, TuksAlumni and CE at UP will be hosting the Women and Entrepreneurship Day, and the Johannesburg region’s annual golf day will take place on 30 October. Don’t forget the AGM on 15 October! 

Women and Entrepreneurship Day: 15 August 2009 

TuksAlumni and CE at UP celebrated successful women and entrepreneurship in the Atrium at the Graduate Centre on the Hatfield Campus on 15 August.  

The guest speakers at the event was Ipeleng Mkhari, the co-founder and chief operations officer of Motseng Investment Holdings, and Prof Yvonne du Plessis, PhD programme manager at the Department of Human Resource Management in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Amanda Strydom, well-known artist, songwriter and UP alumna, entertained the guests. There was also an exhibition of the businesses of women entrepreneurs. 

TuksAlumni Golf Day: Johannesburg region 

The annual TuksAlumni Golf Day of the Johannesburg region will take place at the Modderfontein Golf Club on 30 October.  

The entry fees are as follows: 

·         Individual entry                              R350

·         Entry per four-ball                         R1 400 

Sponsorships are available at R2 500 per hole for holes 1, 9 and 10, and R2 000 per hole for holes 2 to 8 and 11 to 17. Donations in cash or prizes are welcome. Entry fees include refreshments, a prize-giving event and a dinner.  

For more information, contact Susan Borman at tel 011 883 6466 or e-mail her at Entries close on 15 September 2009. 


6 August:  TuksAlumni Durban regional event
7 August:  Engineering Golf Day: Pretoria Country Club
12 August:  TuksClub 60+: Light lunch and lunch-hour concert
14 August:  TuksSport Alumni Golf Day: Nelspruit
15 August:  Women and Entrepreneurship Day: TuksAlumni and CE at UP
18 August:  Women’s Day function: Speaker: Dr Renate Volpe (Economic and Management Sciences
25 August:  TuksAlumni Johannesburg regional event
7 September:  Johannesburg Region: Strauss & Co auction of five artworks at 15:30, Johannesburg
                           Country Club
9 September:  UP Spring Day
6–11 September:  TuksClub 60+: Kruger National Park visit (Mopani)
19 September:  Tuks Food and Wine Guild function                                    
2 October:  TuksCricket Supporters’ Club Golf Day
2 October:  Alumni jazz concert
2–3 October:  TuksAlumni Newcastle regional event
9 October: TuksAlumni Polokwane regional event
15 October: TuksAlumni Association AGM and election of board members
8 October:  TuksClub 60+: lunch and Spring Day
16 October:  TuksSport dinner (Rembrandt Hall)
17 October:  TuksAlumni Golf Day: Pretoria Country Club (06:30)
23 October:  TuksCricket Supporters’ Club Golf Day
23 October:  TuksAlumni business breakfast
30 October:  Johannesburg regional golf day: Modderfontein 
30 October:  Launch of the AmaTuks Supporters Club

*7 September 2009: TuksAlumni Johannesburg Region: 15:30: Strauss & Co will auction, amongst others, five artworks by alumni artists Annette Pretorius, Annelise Myburgh-Koen, Phillip Badenhorst, Lynette Ten Krooden and Marie Vermeulen-Breedt at the Johannesburg Country Club. The profit of the sales goes to the Johannesburg region's bursary fund. Preview: 4 - 6 September from 10:00 to 18:00. Contact Debbie Watson at 011 728 8246.