Acting Vice-Chancellor welcomes retired employee on her ‘homecoming’

Auntie Grace

The Acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University, Professor Marcus Ramogale is known for not forgetting those that treat him well. When he meets them, he shows great compassion. It was not a surprise then when Professor Ramogale was excited to meet Grace Ndlovu, a retired University employee, on the Executive floor on 29 August 2023. Professor Ramogale defined ‘Auntie Grace’s’ visit as “homecoming”. Auntie Grace was the Head of the Catering team at MUT, where she worked for 40 years. She still lists the heads of the institution, from the first one, to the last one when she retired. She served all of them well. The institution opened its doors for the first time in 1979, with just 15 students, all males, all studying towards an Engineering qualification. It now has more than 13 000 students enrolled with it. It was founded by Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the traditional Prime Minister of the Zulu nation, and one of the leading political figures in the world. Prince Buthelezi celebrated 95 years on 27 August 2023.