Klerksdorp alumni look at 4th industrial revolution
A regional alumni event took place on 17 April in Klerksdorp.
Among those representing the NWU were Prof Marilyn Setlalentoa, deputy vice-chancellor for campus operations in Mahikeng, and Warren Makgowe, the director for stakeholder relations. Marily told the alumni and other guests about the latest developments at the NWU.
Representing business in the area were Kgotso Mmadi, president of the Wesvaal Chamber of Business, and Jerry Mpeqeka from the Small Enterprise Development Agency.
The two guest speakers were Reitumetse Machaba and GP van Rheede van Oudtshoorn.
Reitumetse, from the NWU’s People and Culture department, made a presentation titled "Leading through the fourth Industrial Revolution”.
GP, a senior marketer at the NWU’s Marketing and Student Recruitment unit, spoke about postgraduate studies.
Namibia alumni catch up
They may be scattered as far as Namibia, but when NWU alumni have the opportunity to get together, they don’t hesitate.
Add a camp fire burning beneath a starry night sky, and such an event becomes even more irresistible.
Namibia alumni are from left JC du Buisson, Juané Janse van Vuuren, Reuben Louw, Daniel Liebenberg, Nicole Lubbe and Tarika Louw.
On 16 April, alumna Liezel Swart and her husband Gerhard welcomed 32 guests to their Out of Nature Country Lodge outside Windhoek.
After a hearty welcome from alumni relations practitioner Abigail Leshope, Prof Daryl Balia brought the guests up to speed about developments at the NWU and how he is settling into his position as deputy vice-chancellor for campus operations in Potchefstroom.
Corporate Relations and Marketing executive director Clement Manoko had the last word, followed by a relaxing few hours around the camp fire.
Among the guests attending the event in Klerksdorp are from left Warren Makgowe, Kgotso Mmadi, alumni Hannes and Joanne van Wyk, Prof Marilyn Setlalentoa, Jerry Mpeqeka and Reitumetse Machaba.
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