Networking Session with Zimbabwean UKZN Alumni A Success
The Alumni Relations Office organised the first of hopefully many get-togethers in Harare, Zimbabwe for alumni.
Held on Saturday, 26 May, at the Meikles Hotel in central Harare, the well-attended event, which saw attendees coming from various parts of Zimbabwe, included an exhibition of UKZN study opportunities and a three-course lunch at which Professor Nana Poku, UKZN Deputy Vice-Chancellor and College Head of Law and Management Studies, was the guest speaker
The event was an opportunity for alumni, donors and friends of UKZN to renew acquaintances, meet fellow alumni and to get updated on developments at their alma mater.
Acting Executive Director of Corporate Relations at UKZN, Ms Normah Zondo, warmly welcomed guests and introduced Poku who spoke on: UKZN – the Premier University of African Scholarship: Context and Opportunity. Poku also highlighted recent developments at the University and answered numerous questions posed by attendees.
Mr Sbu Kheswa from the Schools Liaison unit held a comprehensive exhibition of University materials which was extremely well received by the graduates who enquired about various course options and study opportunities at UKZN.
Guests went home with information packs containing a selection of UKZN publications and a corporate gift. Similar events will take place in many centres in South Africa and in other neighbouring countries during the year.
Words: Finn Christensen