The tradition of honouring people doing well for their country during MUT graduation ceremonies began in 2011. As things turned out this week in parliament, three individuals that are associated with MUT either came back to cabinet, or were moved to more powerful departments as ministers. Minister Pravin Gordhan (MUT’s 2014 honouree) is now Minister of Public Enterprises; Minister Nhlanhla Nene (MUT’s 2016 honouree) has been returned to parliament to serve as Minister of Finance once again. The MUT Chancellor, Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, is now the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation. Minister Sisulu’s relationship with MUT has been of tremendous benefit for both research and student development. On the side lines of last year’s graduation; students who had benefited through a bursary spearheaded by her office hosted her to give her a special thank you. One thread running through MUT honouring these MUT honorees and Chancellor is that they are all noteworthy individuals as recognised by MUT since 2011.