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.
Read about the EBIT Golf Day; the TuksClub 60+ gathering at the UP Conference Centre on 7 August 2014 to listen to the speaker of the day, Ms Karen Meiring, Director: Afrikaans Channels at M-Net; and the wine-tasting of Ernie Els Wines on 29 August.
Alumni in different cities met the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, and the Dean of Education, Prof Irma Eloff, in July. Well-known businessman, alumnus, UP Council member, and founder of the FirstRand Group, Mr Laurie Dippenaar, delivered an inspiring address at the TuksAlumni Business Breakfast on 22 August.
AlumNews is a feature in the Alumni newsletter where you can read more about the latest achievements of fellow alumni. TuksAlumni wants you to know about the success of UPís alumni. Read in this issue about Dr Albert van Jaarsveld (PhD Zoology) who has been appointed the University of KwaZulu-Natalís Vice-Chancellor designate, as well as several other interesting snippets about the achievements of UP alumni, including a tribute to Laureate recipient and creator of Liewe Heksie, Verna Vels.
Itís never easy striking out on your own, but when quantity surveyor and alumnus, Mandla Mlangeni, decided to make a go of setting up his own company 12 years ago, it turned out to be the best step he could have taken.
ĎI always say I started MMQS (Mandla Mlangeni Quantity Surveyor) by default two years after I had graduated in 2002.í
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