The Alumni Relations Office organised a get together in Cape Town for alumni featuring a three-course dinner at which the guest speaker was UKZN alumnus and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town, Professor Penny Andrews.
Held at the Radisson Blu Hotel close to the Waterfront, the event was an opportunity for alumni, donors and friends of UKZN to renew acquaintances, meet fellow alumni and get updated on developments at their alma mater.
Acting Executive Director of Corporate Relations at UKZN Ms Normah Zondo warmly welcomed guests and introduced Andrews who spoke on: What Would Dean Penelope Andrews (2018) tell BA Student Penelope Andrews (1977) today? Musings about Studying, Protest and Pleasure. Andrews entertained the gathering with anecdotes from her university and life experiences.
President of the Convocation Mr Fanle Sibisi highlighted recent developments at the University and encouraged everyone at the dinner to support the University in whatever way they could.
Executive Director of the UKZN Foundation, Professor Anesh Singh also asked alumni to assist the University and to make donations which some of those at the gathering did on the evening.
Guests went home with information packs containing a selection of UKZN publications and a corporate gift. Similar events will take place in many centres in South Africa and in neighbouring countries during the year.
Words: Finn Christensen