UJ Alumni Impumelelo Magazine Edition 8


1 Message from Prof Tshilidzi Marwala - Vice-Chancellor and Principal

The University of Johannesburg came into existence on 1 January 2005 as the result of a merger between the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), the Technikon Witwatersrand. Prior to the merger, in 2004, the Daveyton and Soweto campuses of the former Vista University had been incorporated into RAU. UJ is one of the largest comprehensive contact universities in South Africa from the 26 public universities that make up the higher education system. UJ has a student population of over 50 000, with close to 3 000 international students

VICE-CHANCELLOR AND PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE 1 Message from Prof Tshilidzi Marwala PRESIDENT OF CONVOCATION MESSAGE 2 Message from Prof Boitumelo Diale UJ NEWS 4 Dean of the Johannesburg Business School, Professor Randall Carolissen, digitising JBS to create ‘fit for future’ business leaders 6 Prof Roelien Brink, Leading the way for work integrated learning 7 Jessica Tandy profile – A UJ Alumna with talent 10 Introducing UJ’s SAICA 35-under-35 finalists and overall winner Nic Riemer 23 UJ Alumnus Morné du Toit appointed CEO at the Ikusasa Financial Aid Programme 25 UJ scientists receive top honours at the 2020/2021 NRF Awards 26 Mteto Nyati, recipient of a PhD Honoris Causa in IT Management EVENTS 28 Retired Academics luncheon 29 USA Alumni chapter meet 30 Intersection of 4IR and creatives may hold the key to Africa’s future 33 GSA Events article – Graduate School of Architecture builds upon its success, despite COVID-19 FADA 35 Prof Stéphane Laurent – Executive Dean, FADA 39 The FADA fab-lab opens – 4IR innovation and design 41 UJ design students clinch first place in Furniture Design Competition 44 The GSA – leading in architecture education for seven years 45 Kamal Ranchod – Regional winner at the 34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards 2021 47 Muneyi Masibigiri – Continues to connect and create 49 Ayobola Kekere-ekun, full-time student/part-time artist 51 Osmond Tshuma 55 Paolo Grippa – Award winning Visualist 57 12 questions to industrial designer Joe Paine 59 Neo Matloga, Visual artist 62 Nontokozo Tshabalala – Creating Afrofuturism through graphic design and poetry 65 Contemporary Illustrator, Activist and Street-artist – Sindiso Nyoni 67 12 things about Adriaan Hugo, industrial designer INSIGHTS 72 Black Sonic: Heritage as Heresy SPORT 74 UJ wins 2021 FNB Varsity Football tournament final 76 UJ Men’s Rugby 7s Team crowned Kings of Africa Rugby 7s tournament in Uganda 79 Rising rugby stars, Brown and Williams, make Blitzboks debut in Canada, win title

26 Mteto Nyati,

recipient of a PhD Honoris Causa in IT Management

Prof Stéphane Laurent - Executive Dean, FADA 35

72 Black Sonic: Heritage as Heresy

Editorial Team

EDITORIAL NOTE In this edition, you will find some of UJ’s recent success stories, that is why the magazine is called ALUMNI IMPUMELELO, which means success in IsiZulu. Through this publication we take time to celebrate some Illustrious Alumni, Events and Research. We invite you to follow us on social media and update your contact details on the UJ website. This will allow us to re-connect with you and for you to share in UJ’s journey. This journey includes positioning UJ as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Don’t forget to register on the UJ Alumni Connect to gain access to job opportunities, mentorships and more.

Mareza Christensen Graphic Designer

Prof Kinta Burger

Mr Nell Ledwaba

Dr Tinus van Zyl

Mr. Victor Khangale

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