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First and foremost, we want to welcome our newest alumni. You are now part of a worldwide group of professionals and leaders in their field. We encourage you to join our UJ Alumni Network, In doing so, you play an active part in your Alma Mater and in our shared future. In this edition we feature some of our outstanding Alumni in their respective fields, we highlight the strides made through the progressive “Missing Middle” Campaign and showcase some of the outstanding research initiatives made through the University of Johannesburg.

Communication Degree escalates UJ Alumna into venture capital world

Izelle le Roux-Owen embodies UJ's slogan – "The Future. Reimagined." With a BA Corporate Communication degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences, both from UJ's heritage institution RAU, she has propelled herself into the exciting world of venture capitalists. As a founding member of a private equity firm Phatisa, she is effecting change on the African content through, among others, food security and affordable housing initiatives. We caught up with Izelle, to find out how she navigated her journey from graduate to becoming the Director of Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Marketing, Branding, and Advertising at Phadisa.Read more

Sizwe Mkwanazi

An assistant lecturer in the Faculty of Management at the University of Johannesburg, Mr Sizwe Mkwanazi, has been named a Rhodes Scholar-elect for 2017. Read more

UJ raises the bar to assist Missing Middle students

Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UJ, Professor Ihron Rensburg, together with the University's Student Representative Council (SRC) and the UJ management team, is continuing the University's ambitious fundraising efforts to help the 'Missing Middle' students at the University. Speaking at a UJ gala dinner hosted at the Johannesburg Country Club on Thursday, 2 February 2017, Prof Rensburg set a goal of raising R120 million for 2017 – doubling the ambitious 2016 target of R60 million that was exceeded by close to R50m last year. Read more

UJ’s Prof Wang recognised as global leader in Intelligent Systems for Engineering and Finance

The University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute (UJCI) in partnership with the UJ Library hosted a Public Dialogue on Thursday,2 March 2017, at Kingsway Campus Library under the theme: “The role of the US and China in Africa’s quest for development”. Read more

UJ Historian, Prof Natasha Erlank examines South Africa’s Christianity and Male initiation

While initiation practices have particular meaning for Xhosa men across South Africa many men debated, defended and, at times, incorporated Christianised forms of initiation into their own symbolic repertoires, according to Natasha Erlank, a Professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). She argues that African Christians accommodated traditional practices, in this instance male initiation, within their evolving Christianity, in ways that are creative and resourceful, when she delivered her inaugural address in the Council Chambers, Madibeng Building, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus on Monday, 6 March 2017.

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Events Calendar


UJ Alumni Convocation Leadership Seminar

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Future walk, 20 May 2017

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