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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Think globally: ICT magnate

QUALIFIED: Hundreds of graduates were capped as they awarded diplomas and degrees during the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences QUALIFIED: Hundreds of graduates were capped as they awarded diplomas and degrees during the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences

In recognition of the country being part of the global society and the ever-changing world, CPUT graduates were challenged to think globally.

“Think globally but act locally,” ICT magnate Nirvesh Sooful told graduates this afternoon during the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences.

Sooful, who is Chief Executive at African Ideas, delivered an inspirational talk about his company’s successes in the face of misgivings from prospective funders and consumers of its projects.

The guest speaker encouraged graduates to develop new solutions to the problems of the country and the continent.

African Ideas is a strategy and innovation company focusing on the continent whose services include strategy planning, disruptive innovation in relation to the impact of digitization across society.

He argued that while education is good it is not enough as graduates need to make what they learnt their own in order to be successful.

He added that change is certain and that the graduates should embrace it as it comes and decide how they are going to adapt to it.

“Learn continuously, because you can never learn enough,” he advised.  

“More of the same doesn’t work, we need new solutions to the existing problems.”

Hundreds of graduates were capped as they awarded diplomas and degrees, but the following graduates stole the spotlight for their outstanding academic achievements.

Anthony Jioke Ezeonwuka (BTech: Internal Auditing) walked away with the VC’s Medal, while Dean’s Medals went to Bashierah Marais (ND: Office Management and Technology) and Abdullah Salie (ND: Real Estate).

 

News of CPUT’s extraordinary alumni can be found in our Grad Mag 2016.

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.