Overview of Western Cape Alumni Chapter Events in 2017
The Western Cape chapter of the USB alumni association has elected a new committee at their AGM in 2017. Under the leadership of Nkosinathi Matu, this chapter has hosted a series of alumni -industry dialogue sessions and continuous learning events during 2017. Western Cape alumni delivered testimonials to prospective students at USB programme information sessions and welcomed new alumni at the end of their studies and farewells.
Alumni hosted an event at the Protea Hotel Bellville where Roswitha Becker presented on “Education and Training, focusing on business practices to bridge the skill, as driver for global competitiveness, and sharing the GLC story”.
Western Cape alumni hosted a business dialogue at the Big Easy restaurant in Stellenbosch where Rhoda Kadalie was the guest speaker on “Ethics and Responsible Leadership”.
A Business Dialogue at the Protea Hotel Bellville took place in May where the IFR Director, Dr Morne Mostert, presented on “Madrid Scenarios”.
The Western Cape chapter hosted a Mandela Day event on 18 July, where USB staff accompanied the Chairperson to the school for the handover and a morning agenda of celebrations at the Tembaletu School for physically challenged children.
In celebration of Women’s month, the chapter hosted an alumni business dialogue network event on 18 August at the Protea Hotel in Bellville where Toni van Niekerk presented on “Women at Work”, reflecting on the City of Cape Town’s drive towards gender transformation through the creation of innovative mechanisms within the public space.
Activities in the Western Cape chapter for 2017 were concluded with an inspiring event on 27 October where Dr Tienie Ehlers, Chief Learning Officer (CLO) at USB-ED, presented on “Is Omni-Channel Learning the way to face the Tsunami?’. Following the presentation the annual general meeting was concluded with the election of the new committee for 2018-2019. The alumni manager shared an overview of current activities of the USB Alumni Association, and the chairperson presented the chapter’s annual report for 2017.
FIRST EVENT FOR 2018
The elected committee plans the first event for 2018 for Thursday, 19 April at USB, where speaker Julia Ahlfeldt will present on “Navigating the Age of the Customer”.
In support of the USB Alumni Association Fundraising project, the committee is planning a Mid-Winter in June to raise funds in support of this event.