Durban Alumni Association holds Successful AGM
The UKZN Durban Alumni Association held its Annual General Meeting on the Howard College campus on 25 March. The meeting went smoothly, with a report by the Chair, Mr Robin Ralfe and approval of the Financial Report. The existing Committee members were all re-elected.
Guest speaker, Mr Jon Bates, presented an interesting overview of the history of the area surrounding Fordoun, an award-winning hotel, restaurant and spa in Nottingham Road, Midlands Meander, from the time it was inhabited by the San to the current period. Fordoun was previously a dairy farm. It was encouraging to hear about the excellent relationship established with the local community as well as the many projects co-ordinated and sponsored in the area, such as the KwaZulu-Natal Crane Foundation.
The presentation was followed by a question and answer session and much discussion over snacks and drinks. A lucky-draw competition was held for a night’s accommodation at Fordoun. The winner was Ms Sapna Pramjee who accompanied her parents to the talk. Hopefully, she will graduate from UKZN in the future.
The Durban Alumni Association is planning to arrange a number of talks and tours during the course of 2019.
Words: Finn Christensen