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A CEO that remembers her roots

Dr Thandeka Ellenson is young, kind, respectful and brilliant. Her character has not been changed by the accolades she has gained over the last two decades. This year she graduated from Columbia Southern University (USA) with a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and just last year, she was confirmed as CEO of the Moses Kotane […]

A serial entrepreneur who is equally at home in the railway and baby food sectors

Famous singer Beyonce once said, “This goes out to all the women getting it, you’re on your grind. To all the men that respect what I do, please accept my shine.” It is these words that have seen our alumna Dorothy Mofomme thrive in what was once seen as a male-dominated space – and that’s […]

The man who brought entertainment to ordinary South Africans

Maxwell Noge believes that everyone deserves a break, regardless of their economic status. He is the man who made it possible for ordinary families to be entertained by accessing the world of digital satellite television. It was in 2016, while he was working as a Chief Digital Officer, when Maxwell first pitched the idea of […]

She is leader of the pack and a legend in her field

It was a watershed moment when the CEO of FNB announced that our very own Thobeka Thala was leader of the pack among all the FNB branches in the KwaZulu-Natal province. This accolade, better known as the POP Legend award, is one of the bank’s ways of recognising outstanding performance by team leaders across South […]

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Bright is talking the talk and walking the walk

Bright Hlongwane was never an ordinary student. Right from his early days at MUT,  he never underestimated the power within himself. Always out and about advocating for the wellness of his fellow students, Bright would knock on any door, regardless of hierarchy, if it was to benefit his peers. Bright is a selfless advocate for […]

Lady Surveyor-General breaks gender stereotypes

With women still dramatically underrepresented in the senior ranks of most companies, MUT alumna Rosalind Mdubeki has beaten the odds.  “I felt a heavy burden to represent our gender in a manner that puts us on par with our male counterparts without losing my femininity,” she says of her appointment to her current position as […]

MUT Alumnus playing a substantial role in growing the country’s economy through entrepreneurship

For the past 12 years, Mpumelelo Ngwenya has worked tirelessly to expand his businesses while being an employee and consultant to a few organisations. Ngwenya wears many hats as a businessman, philanthropist, and professional engineering technologist. Ngwenya has donated his time, funding, and expertise to help others, always on behalf of unemployed youth. Ngwenya is […]

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Senior students receive their Work Readiness Programme certificates

A lack of skills in today’s graduates puts students at a disadvantage job-wise and also costs South African organisations greatly. To address this, MUT’s Alumni Relations Office partnered with Young Leaders Academy, an organisation that provides leadership development programmes and workshops for diverse teams, and embarked on a journey to provide an environment where these […]

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MUT alumnus at the coalface of transformation

One of the areas of transformation where MUT can play a broader role is in developing civic-minded graduates who leave the University to become agents of positive social change. More specifically, MUT aims to develop graduates who are critical, capable and pursue excellence in everything they do; graduates who are aware of their social responsibilities. […]

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Sandile Dlamini is the new President of the MUT Convocation

07 December 2019 Sandile Dlamini is the new President of the MUT Convocation MUT’s Acting Registrar, Mr Phumzile Masala has announced the results of the MUT Convocation. The former MUT President 2017/2018, Mr Sandile Dlamini, known as MaViews has been elected as President for the MUT Convocation and the Vice-President is Thokozani Hadebe. Hadebe was […]

Wiseman Kubheka (class of 1998)
Wiseman is passionate about his alma mater

Wiseman Kubheka (class of 1998) is a constant and pleasant sight at all the MUT alumni gatherings, regardless of when and where they are held. This has allowed him many opportunities to meet and engage with the MUT leadership, including the current MUT vice-chancellor, Dr Enoch Malaza, whom he met during the alumni homecoming weekend […]

Zama and Sizwe Cele with MUT Vice-Chancellor and principal Dr Malaza (center)
Zama and Sizwe Cele come back to where it all started

The primary objective of the recent MUT alumni reunion was to attract alumni back to campus and give them time and space to reconnect with old friends and take a trip down memory lane. Meeting alumni couples and families at the reunion on 15 June really rekindled the “MUT Spirit”. One couple that melted the […]

The Celes with MUT Founder, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Focus on Zama Cele

The Chemical Engineering Class of 2005’s Zama Cele has fond memories of her time at MUT when she served in the ANCYL SASCO and as the Chairperson of the Young Women’s Network (YWN). She also remembers entering the Miss MUT beauty pageant and making it to the top 5. She was a very busy student, […]

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Marketing graduate provides engineering solutions
Zenzele Dlomo is improving rural economy
Zenzele’s passion for agriculture outweighed three years of training
Before and after!
Juggling a post-grad qualification and weight loss? No sweat for Mapule
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MUT alumni chooses a local lounge to boost township economy

Universities the world over take pride in their former students, and do their best to stay in touch with them and to include them in university affairs. As a University, MUT is no exception. This afternoon at 1pm the University will be hosting its staff alumni at Max’s Lifestyle in Umlazi. “We need our internal […]

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Careers Day brings entrepreneurs to enrich learners and graduates

As MUT forges ahead with its plan to become an academic institution with a strong entrepreneurship leaning, the Department of Co-Operative Education (Co-Op) has already started laying the foundation for the realization of this vision. During this year’s Career’s Day, Co-Op invited companies that would assist students and graduates with the necessary business skills to […]

Members of the Wadhwani Foundation (WF) and MUT staff and students during a strategic meeting at MUT recently
MUT launches ground-breaking entrepreneurship programme

Professor Marcus Ramogale, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning has always been open about his dream for MUT. His dream of an entrepreneurship programme has been accomplished. This has been close to his heart as part of encouraging and skilling our graduates to become their own employers rather than employees. On 12 April 2019, MUT launched […]

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#LoveLivesHere! A MUT Love Story

Thousands of teenagers across the US will have school lessons in mindfulness in an experiment designed to see

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A PhD scoop for an MUT alumnus – and mega projects in the pipeline

Thousands of teenagers across the US will have school lessons in mindfulness in an experiment designed to see

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Priscilla Mnyandu, Director: Technical Services, Office of the Surveyor-General, Nelspruit

The upcoming budget for the Chicago Public Schools will rely on $500 million in yet-to-be-enacted pension savings

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Investing in a brand that made him who he is

The upcoming budget for the Chicago Public Schools will rely on $500 million in yet-to-be-enacted pension savings

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MUT alumna excels in farming

The upcoming budget for the Chicago Public Schools will rely on $500 million in yet-to-be-enacted pension savings

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Alumna secures R411 000 for electrical engineering

The upcoming budget for the Chicago Public Schools will rely on $500 million in yet-to-be-enacted pension savings

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Surprise visit to MarComms by Analytical Chemistry alumna

The upcoming budget for the Chicago Public Schools will rely on $500 million in yet-to-be-enacted pension savings

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Department of Chemistry leaders stop meeting to welcome alumni

The upcoming budget for the Chicago Public Schools will rely on $500 million in yet-to-be-enacted pension savings