UKZN Team Scoops Six Awards at MACE Congress
UKZN’s Corporate Relations Division (CRD) team scooped six awards at the Marketing, Advancement and Communications in Education (MACE) Congress held at Sun City earlier this month.
The Congress - this year themed: “Connecting the Past, Present and Future” - fulfils a leadership role in the Higher Education and FET sectors within Southern Africa by adding value to practitioners in Marketing, Communication and Advancement.
Congratulating the team, UKZN Corporate Relations’ Executive Director, Mr Lesiba Seshoka, said, ‘We are honoured to be able to get awards and it is an affirmation of the quality of work we do. This is also a demonstration of the impact that CRD has at the University that other people affirm.’
UKZN received two Excellence and four Merit Awards. One of the Excellence awards was from the Integrated Marketing Campaign category for the “Cashless is King” registration campaign done at the beginning of the year, while the second was for the UKZN Graduation Facebook Page in the Social Media Category.
The University’s Annual Report, UKZNTouch and the Research Report Publications all received Merit awards in the Printed Publications Category. The Chemistry Instructional Video received a merit award in the Audio Visual category.
MACE provides high quality development programmes, facilitating networking partnerships and transformation, as well as promoting best practices among these professions at member institutions.
The Congress has three strategic goal areas: (1) to promote best practices and create benchmarks and standards of excellence; (2) to provide networking and partnership opportunities for stakeholders; and (3) to strategically position MACE practitioners in Higher Education and FET colleges.
A number of prominent speakers motivated and informed congress members on the latest trends in the marketing, communication and advancement fields. Members from the different institutions had the opportunity to engage with each other and with the speakers.
Every year a different region has the opportunity to host the Congress. This year it was the turn of the North-West University while next year the congress will be in KwaZulu-Natal, hosted by the University of Zululand.