Future awaits graduating class of 2018

Belinda Bantham -- Thu, 10/11/2018 - 14:01

Future awaits graduating class of 2018

For the graduating class of 2018 the exciting world of work awaits. A world which is characterised by unmatched change, rapid technological advancements and a dire need for responsive and strategic leadership. 

In her address at the recent October graduation ceremony of the North-West University (NWU), Prof Linda du Plessis, deputy vice-chancellor for planning and Vanderbijlpark Campus operations, applauded graduates for their academic commitment and strive towards making an impact in their respective fields of specialisation.

She challenged the graduates to step-up as role models and mentors in their communities and by doing so continue the circle of empowerment through education. “As a South African graduate, you have the added responsibility to contribute towards the tipping of the socio-economic scales, to right the social injustices and to advocate for transformation,” said Prof Linda.

A total of 72 degrees were conferred at the graduation ceremony in Vanderbijlpark, including seven doctorates:

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

  • Melinda du Toit: Industrial Psychology
  • Lukishi Jacob Mamaile: Accountancy
  • Natanya Meyer: Entrepreneurship
  • Jacobus Johannes Swart: Accountancy

Faculty of Humanities

  • Christopher Magezi: Biblical Studies
  • Masindi Mapholi: Social Science with Public Management and Governance
  • Kagiso Tsukudu Paul Pooe: Public Management and Governance


Seven doctoral degrees were conferred during the ceremony.