Two of our department’s alumni have been honoured at the recent Nelson Mandela University Alumni Awards ceremony that was held digitally on Tuesday, 7 December 2021.


Mr Anrich Nortje received a ‘Rising Star’ award for his brilliance on the cricket field in recent years. He has been a consistent performer for both club and country, having been named ‘Cricket South Africa Player of the Year’ for the 2020/2021 season. He completed his BCom Financial Planning degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning, while simultaneously pursuing his cricketing dream – proving that it is possible to combine sporting and academic excellence.



Dr Michael Ferreira was presented with the ‘Alumni Achiever’ award for his various career accolades. He is currently based in the USA and works as the Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Donlen Corporation, an international leasing and fleet management company. This comes at the pinnacle of his 30 years of global marketing and financial services experience in the fleet and mobility industries. He completed his undergraduate studies in Marketing and Business Management in 1987 at Nelson Mandela University, before obtaining his MBA and PhD in the UK.


Watch the full awards ceremony on YouTube.

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Mr Haydn Hayidakis
Department Social Media and Digital Assistant