As an alumnus or alumna of the University of Pretoria you belong to an ever-growing and unique network of Tukkies who leave their mark on society all over the world. Our alumni are our key products and the most important manifestation of UP's excellence. Stay involved with the University and TuksAlumni activities. Make your voice heard about University affairs and in doing so, contribute to your Alma Mater’s good reputation. By sharing and celebrating alumni achievements it ensures that your UP qualification remains sought after.
Our alumni are making their mark in various sectors of the business world. An engineer who trained at UP is the new CEO of the Air Traffic and Navigation Services, a former graduate is at the helm of Fruit South Africa, UP’s Department of Informatics is to get advice from a seasoned student and Martin Smith find himself in the hot seat at the London Stock Exchange. A Tuks alumnus receives a prestigious Distinguished Service Award, internet travel bookings site Travelstart appoints a former alumna as its country manager while two former alumni share a top design award, an acclaimed South African actress is given a lifetime achievement award and a UP architectural graduate wins a prestigious prize. Alumnews also bids a sad farewell to Professor Koos Stadler and technological visionary Benjamin Mophatlane.
A former gardener and UP recipient of a doctorate, Fannie Sebolela has no qualms about rolling up his sleeves and getting down to work.
Some things alumnus Fannie Sebolela (57) just doesn’t have time for: people who sit back and wait for things to happen and people who play the blame game.
► 10 July: Alumni event in Mbombela (Nelspruit)
► 16 July: Alumni event in Canberra, Australia with the Vice-Chancellor and Principal
► 17 July: Alumni event in Sydney, Australia with the Vice-Chancellor and Principal
► 25July: Engineering Golf Day, Pretoria Country Club
► 22 August: Alumni Business Breakfast with alumnus, Mr Laurie Dippenaar, as speaker
Support your Alma Mater with:
* The Tukkie Credit Card: A normal Absa credit card in Tukkie colours which shows your Tukkie pride and costs you nothing extra.
* The Alma Mater Fund: Your small monthly donations help other students to study at Tuks and you also enjoy benefits on campus.