Alumni News

Congratulatory message to Advocate Vusi Pikoli

The University of Fort Hare, Alumni Office wishes to congratulate Advocate Vusi Pikoli on  assuming his new responsibilities as a Chief Risk & Compliance Officer for South African Airways.Advocate Vusi Pikoli is an alumnus and a former head of the National Prosecuting Authority. He is currently an adviser to State Security Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba.

As your alma mater, we wish you every success in your new duties.

27th Lesotho Alumni chapter AGM

The Lesotho chapter of the University of Fort Hare alumni association held its annual general meeting in Maseru on 7th December 2018. The chapter has a relationship with the University that dates back to the days of Prime Minister of Lesotho, Ntsu Mokhehle who is among the 5 African Heads of State who are alumni of the University.Alumni of different ages attended and most notably was 95 year old, Mr. Ntsaba who graduated 1946 – 72 years ago! Also present was Mr Borotho who once served the mountain kingdom as deputy governor of the Lesotho Central Bank.

Solomzi Tshona elected as the President of Convocation

The University of Fort Hare, Alumni Relations Office would like to congratulate, Mr Solomzi Tshona on his election as the new President of Convocation. He was elected at a Special General Meeting held on the 24 November 2018 at the New Teaching and learning auditorium in East London campus. Mr Tshona holds a (B.Com Degree) Business Management and Economics Sciences, (BA Hons) Developmental Studies.

Music students record song with Ladysmith Black Mambazo

University of Fort Hare music students have recorded a song with Grammy Award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo.The group is spending a week at the university and conducting a master class workshops with the music department, exploring the complex origins of African music, especially isicathamiya.Founding member Albert Mazibuko said: “ [We will] eventually compose a song that will be in the group’s next album. “We are here to learn from and share experiences with the students.” Fort Hare was abuzz with music from as early as 9am.