Out of more than 2000 students that will be graduating next week, there will be Sithembile Nkosi, a nGap lecturer who started lecturing in the Department of Nature Conservation in 2016. The nGAP involves the recruitment of highly capable scholars as new academics, against carefully designed and balanced equity considerations and in light of the disciplinary areas of greatest need. Sithembile will be one of the second cohort of students to graduate with the recently introduced Post-Graduate Diploma in Nature Conservation. A very “delighted” Sithembile picked up her graduation tickets at Department of Marketing and Communications (MarComms) on 3 May 2017. Sithembile is one of the first students that are currently studying towards a Master’s degree in Nature Conservation. MUT is the only University of Technology in the country that offers this qualification.