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Thursday, 25 July 2019

Retired Academics encouraged to give back

NEEDED: Retired Academics with more than 10 years of service were encouraged to join Convocation NEEDED: Retired Academics with more than 10 years of service were encouraged to join Convocation Robin Thynsma

Retired academics were encouraged to take a more active role in the future of CPUT at a recent breakfast hosted in their honour.

The event was attended by former Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Department and academics, and was aimed at recognising their many decades of service to the institution and to leverage their institutional knowledge.

In a written address to the group, Vice-Chancellor Prof Chris Nhlapo stressed the importance of the gathering.
“Whether you are old Cape Technikon, Peninsula Technikon or CPUT, your contribution is valued. You have networks we can leverage and more than that you have time which you can contribute to strengthening the CPUT convocation. Your attendance here is evidence of your fondness for the institution.”

The event was organised by the Director of the Advancement Department, Calvin Maseko and Project Consultant Valda van Heerden.
Van Heerden is part of the Class of the 70s, a group of alumni who arrange networking events in honour of keeping mature graduates connected to CPUT.    

Former Peninsula Technikon Rector Prof Brian Figaji urged the gathering to always take great care with governance issues.
“I have come here today to pledge my support for Prof Nhlapo and the turnaround he wants to make happen. We owe it to the institution and our previous lives, after all, we want to see that previous life bearing fruit,” he said.

Written by Lauren Kansley

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