On 11 February 2023, the Department of Marketing and Communications’ Bheki Hlophe delivered year planners and calendars to KwaPhindangene, the home of the University Founder, His Royal Highness, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, and the Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Museum and Documentation Centre, in Ulundi, both places are in the north of KwaZulu-Natal.
Commenting on the annual delivery, Mbali Mkhize, Senior Director of the department, said the relationship the University has with the Buthelezi family was “very important. Delivering these calendars to the Founder’s family, and the museum and documentation centre is an indication that we are connected to the Founder and family. It also indicates how indebted we all are to his efforts at nation-building and empowering the people through education. This gesture is one of many efforts by the university to steward the relationship and sustain the legacy,” said Mkhize.
Mkhize added that staff at the Museum and Documentation Centre receive the calendars with excitement because they are a sign of a firm bond between the family and the University.