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UJ honours outstanding achievements at Annual Council Awards 2023

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) Council presented the annual Ellen Kuzwayo and Alumni Dignitas awards on the evening of November 24, 2023. Also referred to as the Council Awards, this ceremony honours individuals for their exceptional contributions to the higher education sector and recognises UJ alumni for their impactful contributions to the institution’s advancement and […]

Chevening scholarship takes UJ alumnus to new heights

MBA candidate at Warwick Business School, United Kingdom, and Chevening Scholar Robert Ndebele has plans for his career, future, and other young South Africans. Robert was recently selected for the British Chevening Full Scholarship Funding of around GBP 67,000 GBP (around R1,6 million) to pursue an MBA at Warwick University – the crown on a successful […]

Dr Modi Hlobo: A trailblazer in accounting and business leadership

If there’s someone whose inspiring journey and dedication are breaking barriers, you cannot look further than Dr Modi Hlobo. Having grown up in Rockville, Soweto, Dr Hlobo always knew she had a story to tell. Her parents are originally from Limpopo Ga-Marishane, and moved back there years ago, where they have since been. She studied […]

Hard work and networking – the key to UJ alumni’s stellar trajectory

Xolani Mzileni

For someone so young and having faced so much hardship and struggle in his life, UJ alumnus Xolani Mzileni is nothing short of exemplary, a shining example of courage and leadership in the face of adversity. Xolani, 29, graduated from UJ in 2018 with a BTech (Hons) degree in Quality Management, being awarded the Engineering […]

Alumni UK Chapter launch: celebrating UJ’s global reach

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has always been a beacon of educational excellence, nurturing a global network of alumni who have made significant impacts in various fields worldwide. On the 4thOctober 2023, UJ’s proud legacy came to life as the UJ Alumni United Kingdom Chapter was officially launched. The event took place at the Radisson […]

Sindiso Nyoni, UJ FADA graduate- contemporary illustrator, activist and street-artist

Sindiso is an independent graphic artist, a contemporary illustrator, activist and street-artist with a BTech degree in Graphic Design from UJ’s Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA). His striking posters won him acclaim in the 2011 Voices of Freedom Exhibition, a collection of posters celebrating the independence of Mexico. After graduating in 2008, Sindiso […]

UJ’s accounting trailblazer: A passionate advocate for Financial Literacy

A passion for teaching, and in particular efforts that improve the lives of individuals for the better, led the Department of Accountancy’s Boniswa Madikizela to her research area of interest: financial literacy education. For Boniswa, in the South African context and the higher education industry, that means empowering first-generation university students. “Since attaining my master’s qualification in […]

UJ’s Kamal Ranchod’s award-winning journey into architecture

Kamal Ranchod has come a long way since a book that illustrated the work of famous Catalan Modernism proponent Antoni Gaudi inspired him to study architecture. Kamal is a University of Johannesburg (UJ) alumnus and holds a Master of Architecture degree (2020) from UJ. His final-year thesis, ‘Hyperreal Perspicuities: Multi-Narrative Reconstructions of Modern Egypt’ saw […]