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Congratulations to Stellenbosch Business School's top achievers! Diverse awards recognising excellence in business education.

The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) would like to congratulate all the top-performing students on being named the Top Achievers of 2020/2021. The announcement was recently made by Prof Mark Smith, Director-Elect of the business school.

He said: “These outstanding achievements speak of making sacrifices, meeting challenges and the perseverance to see things through. We are sure that these efforts will reward you well and hope that you can apply what you have learnt to help create value for a better world. We wish you every success on your chosen career path. We are proud to call you an alumnus of the University of Stellenbosch Business School.”

The complete list of award winners are:

USB Director’s Award:
Nompumelelo Zakithi Takalani

Prof Prieur du Plessis Award for the Top MBA Student :
Michelle Beukes

Best Research Assignment in any Master’s Degree:
Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr

Top Student: Postgraduate Diploma in Futures Studies
Martha Tzellios

Dr Morne Mostert Award for a Futures Studies-related PhD in Business Management and Administration:
Dr Grethe Steenkamp

Top Students: Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning
Hannah Paige Myburgh

Top student: Postgraduate Diploma in Development Finance
Linda  Oniwe

Top student: Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Development
Nompumelelo Zakithi Takalani

Top student: Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Development (NPO)
Elelwani Tshamaano Mainganye

Best Research Assignment in any Master’s Degree
Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr

Top student: Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management
Mia Barnard

Top student: Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and Administration
Karishma Bhoolia

Top student: MPhil in Futures Studies
Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr

Top student: MPhil in Management Coaching
Sonja Cilliers

Top student: MPhil in Development Finance
Bahati Sanga

Top students: MBA
Léander Steynberg
Leana Kotze
Michelle Beukes
Bernard Swart

I feel humbled and grateful to God to be a USB Top Achiever. My task ahead is to use the acquired knowledge to refocus my career on development financing and make a positive impact on society. Despite the challenges of COVID pandemic, it is important to keep learning rather than settle on despair with wait-and-see attitude. – Bahati Sanga


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