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#SUGRAD https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9668#SUGRAD SPL Media Reporter <p>​​This month School of Public Leadership - SPL is celebrating the graduation of a number of our students. We would like to congratulate the following persons on their graduation:​<br></p><p></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-2"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" style="width:50%;"><strong style="color:#61223b;"><span style="color:#61223b;">Diploma </span></strong><strong style="color:#61223b;"><span style="color:#61223b;">i</span></strong><strong style="color:#61223b;"><span style="color:#61223b;">n Sustai​nab​le Development</span></strong><br><ul><li>​Adam, Gafsa<br></li><li>Bhembe, Nomonde </li><li>Bruneau, Joel Olivier<br></li><li>Fairbairn, Pascale Cameron</li><li>Gerber, Daniëlle</li><li>Jacobs, Devan Brett</li><li>Mankwe, Tshwanelo</li><li>Mclean, Fin</li><li>Molewa, Nthabiseng</li><li>Muchanyara, Hackenzie</li><li>Perrot-Baar, Manon</li><li>Roziers, Joshua Paul</li><li>Shirilele, Reneilwe Nyeleti Bianca</li><li>Skweyiya, Lutho</li><li>Wichmann, Dylan Gerhard</li></ul><div><br></div><div><div><strong style="color:#61223b;"><span style="color:#61223b;">Diploma in Public Accountability</span></strong></div><div><ul><li>Beukes, Joy Rosaline</li><li>Daniels, Agatha Margaret (cum laude)</li><li>De Villiers, Louw (cum laude)</li><li>Du Toit, Elicia Carla (cum laude)</li><li>Koopman, Barbara Laurika</li><li>Louw, Dorian Audrey</li><li>Middleton, Marzaan (cum laude)</li><li>Mothekhe, Ruth Motetekoane</li><li>Pillay, Justin Derrick</li><li>Rubel, Raheema Theresa Edelquin (cum laude)</li><li>Sauls, Lenotre Rowayne</li><li>Smith, Jeanine</li><li>Stanfield, Janine Gail</li><li>Van Stavel, Lester Henry</li></ul></div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#61223b;color:#61223b;">Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability</strong><div><ul><li>Barends, Leighton Bruvaughn</li><li>Basha, Moegamat Yusuf</li><li>Dampies, Enola Edwina</li><li>De Bruin, Frederick Johannes</li><li>Diedericks, Rene</li><li>Fieties, Juron Jacques</li><li>Flanders Jakoet, Gadija</li><li>Ford, Angelo</li><li>Görgens, Paul David</li><li>Hartnick, Carmen</li><li>Kader, Zaynab</li><li>Kruger, Devon</li><li>Lekay, Romano Italio</li><li>Letsatsi, Modise Lesley</li><li>Madaat, Azelia Kim</li><li>Magadla, Mlisela Busobengwe</li><li>Makwe, Lutho Leonda</li><li>Malgas, Alfonso Anthony</li><li>Mbane, Ncedo Patric</li><li>Moses, Ricardo Vincent</li><li>Mtumtum, Zwelethu</li><li>O'Shea, Nicolette Francine</li><li>Oodit, Sharlaine</li><li>Pitso, Kgomotso Patience</li><li>Piyose-Jongile, Nolusindiso</li><li>Plaatjies, Bulelwa</li><li>Radu, Mzoxolo</li><li>Rhode, Alisha Deneaca</li><li>Scholtz, Lungisa Ka Senzwa</li><li>Sherry, Jovonne Alexandria</li><li>Soloman, Arthur Michael</li><li>Stemmet, Ashnique (cum laude)</li><li>Terry Thomas, Wilma​</li></ul></div></div></div><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2" style="width:50%;"><div><strong style="color:#61223b;"><span style="color:#61223b;">Bachelor of Public Administration Honours​</span></strong></div><div><ul><li>Abdurahman, Emeraldine Una</li><li>Clayton, Ryan (cum laude)</li><li>Gcabashe, Majorie Lorraine Amanda</li><li>Kekana, Mmathuto Maxine</li><li>Malesa, Johannes Chamberlain Mogale</li><li>Mbambezeli, Ntsikelelo Giles</li><li>Mdlalo, Alupheli Lunje</li><li>Mopai, Mokibelo David</li><li>Ndyelart, Enoque Jose</li><li>Noble, Alfonzo Wilfred</li><li>Solomons, Jason</li></ul></div><div>​<br></div><div><strong></strong><strong style="color:#61223b;"><span style="color:#61223b;">Bachelor of Commerce Honours</span></strong><br></div><div><ul><li>Adams, Kay-Dee (Public and Development Management) (cum laude)</li><li>Lubasi, Justin Mwandamena (Public and Development Management)</li><li>Morenammele, Rorisang Kananelo (Public and Development Management)</li><li>September, Steve Colin (Public and Development Management)</li></ul></div><div><div><strong style="color:#61223b;"><span style="color:#61223b;">Postgraduate Diploma in Public Finance Management</span></strong><br></div><div><ul><li>Aphane, Obed Matsobane (cum laude)</li><li>Dosi, Lusindiso</li><li>Fritz, Gershwin Jaene</li><li>Jacobs, Chantal Joy</li><li>Johannessen, Michelle Margo (cum laude)</li><li>Kruger, Gail Berenice (cum laude)</li><li>Latief, Rafieq</li><li>Matthyse, Charlton Mario</li><li>Mbeki, Veliswa</li><li>Mbuyazi, Sydney Skhumbuzo</li><li>Mgezi, Khululekani</li><li>Mnisi, Mzikawande Richard</li><li>Moepi, Boitumelo Lucas (cum laude)</li><li>Ndika, Sandiso</li><li>Roode, Donavan</li><li>Ruiters, Curlen John</li><li>Wilson, Liezel Lynn<br></li></ul></div><div><div><strong style="color:#61223b;"><span style="color:#61223b;"><br></span></strong></div><div><strong style="color:#61223b;"><span style="color:#61223b;">Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management</span></strong><br></div><div><ul><li>Ankama, Ankama Nadagho</li><li>Hlwayi, Babalo Dennie</li><li>Josias, Lauren (cum laude)</li><li>Kafula, Ngonyothi</li><li>Klaasen, Michelle</li><li>Madyibi, Khumbulani</li><li>Maqungo, Esona Usiphile</li><li>Masela, Zandile</li><li>Meyer, Asheerah</li><li>Mnukwa, Sinethemba</li><li>Moela, Desiree Keitumetse</li><li>Mouries, Tarryn Abby</li><li>Ndlovu, Joram</li><li>Ntsangani, Abongile</li><li>Ovies, Christopher Carlos</li><li>Potter, Jack Michael</li><li>Sehlabi, Rethabile Innocentia</li><li>Van Aardt, Nelise (cum laude)</li><li>Van Harte, Kauthar<br></li></ul><div><div><strong style="color:#61223b;"><span style="color:#61223b;"><br></span></strong></div><div><strong style="color:#61223b;"><span style="color:#61223b;">Master of Public Administration</span></strong></div><div><ul><li>Hintsa, Lalelani</li><li>Saungweme, Lister</li></ul></div><div><br></div><div><strong style="color:#61223b;"><span style="color:#61223b;">Master of Philosophy</span></strong><br></div><div><ul><li>Abelheim, Jonathan Luke Duncan (Environmental Management) (cum laude)</li><li>Farmer, Jacklyn (Environmental Management) (cum laude)</li><li>Xotyeni, Akhona Lerato (Environmental Management)​​<br><br></li></ul></div><div><strong style="color:#61223b;"><span style="color:#61223b;">Master of Commerce</span></strong></div><div><ul><li>Blaauw, Carol (Public and Development Management)</li><li>Van Zyl, Sune (Public and Development Management) (cum laude)</li></ul></div><div><br><strong style="color:#61223b;"><span style="color:#61223b;">Doctor of Philosophy</span></strong><br><div><ul><li>Achameesing, Bhoopun Kumar Amit Kooshal (Development Finance)</li><li>Banda-Thole, Chikondi Hansini (Public and Development Management)</li><li>Chicombo, Adélia Filosa Francisco (Public and Development Management)</li><li>Elsherif, Reem Hesham Ahmed Wafai Ali (Development Finance)</li><li>Gebrihet, Hafte Gebreselassie (Public and Development Management)</li><li>Kadhila, Timoteus (Public and Development Management)</li><li>Koorts, Christie (Business Management and Administration)</li><li>Oosthuizen, Jacobus Hendrik (Business Management and Administration)</li><li>Simuchimba, Grant (Public and Development Management)​<br><br><br></li></ul></div></div></div></div></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table>
SPL In Partnership With WC Department of Local Government and HSF Rolls Out District-based Councillor Traininghttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9586SPL In Partnership With WC Department of Local Government and HSF Rolls Out District-based Councillor TrainingSPL Media Reporter <p>​<br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">On Tuesday, 04 October 2022, the Stellenbosch University School of Public Leadership (SPL) in partnership with the Western Cape Government and Hanns Seidel Foundation launched their annual Councillor Seasonal Schools in George.  This series of one-day workshops is facilitated by lecturers from Stellenbosch University, School of Public Leadership under the theme, 'How to maintain public accountability to ensure effective and efficient service delivery towards communities.'</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The key objectives of the workshops are to provide democratic and accountable government for local communities, ensure the provision of services to communities in a sustainable manner, promote social and economic development, promote safe and healthy environments and to encourage the involvement of communities and community organisations in the affairs of local government. More Specifically the workshops aim to equip the councillors with the necessary skills to be able to perform their tasks in their respective roles.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">As custodians of the local government sphere Councillors navigating its complexities through, amongst others, resilience and partnerships. Councillors are encouraged to enjoy this learning opportunity and inform the Department, Stellenbosch University and the Hanns Seidel Foundation of any remaining learning needs that they require assistance with.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The workshops were  held in all five districts over a period of three weeks and attended by Councillors nominated from Local and District Municipalities.  These workshops form part of the Department's individual capacity building drive, to ensure improved governance, accountability to and relations between government and its citizens. Certificates of Attendance are issued to each Councillors in attendance. Topics covered at the workshop Series for October 2022, included a presentation on Public Accountability: A Local Government Perspective and The Local Government Video Series developed by the Civics Academy, which aims to explore how local government functions and how South Africans, as responsive citizens, can engage it.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p>​<br></p>
Middle Management Mentoring and Coaching Programme for Local Governmenthttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9587Middle Management Mentoring and Coaching Programme for Local GovernmentSPL Media Reporter <p></p><p style="text-align:justify;">On Wednesday 21 September 2022, selected Mentors (Municipal Managers) and Mentees came together for a one-day Orientation Workshop on the Stellenbosch University Bellville Park Campus for the Middle Management Mentoring and Coaching Programme. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The aim of the programme is to further advance and develop the career of middle managers and to ensure the systematic transfer of skills, knowledge, behaviours and attitudes from Municipal Managers and Section 56 Managers to middle managers. This programme is funded by the Hanns Seidel Foundation (a long-standing partner of both the Department and Stellenbosch University) and coordinated by the University of Stellenbosch, School of Public Leadership together with the Department.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">During the workshop Mentees were introduced to, amongst others: </p><ul><li>The similarities and differences between mentoring and coaching;</li><li>Assessing your mentoring and coaching skills;</li><li>The benefits of basic qualities and mental models;</li><li>Communication: the glue for mentoring and coaching; and</li><li>Applying mentoring and coaching at work.</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">The Mentoring and Coaching Programme will be spread over 7 months entailing individual sessions where mentees will be spending 3 days in a month at another municipality. Both Mentors and Mentees will be required to write a report on each mentoring visit and the mentors have to provide reports on the mentees.  Reports will be evaluated by the Project Coordinator. A closing seminar will be held with the mentees and mentors.<br><br></p>
SPL and Department of Business Management Colleagues win Best PREDAC (Professional Educational Development of https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9589SPL and Department of Business Management Colleagues win Best PREDAC (Professional Educational Development of SPL Media Reporter <p>​​​​<img src="/english/faculty/economy/spl/SPL%20Library/PREDAC.png" alt="" style="margin:0px;width:741px;height:499px;" /><br><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Procrastination is the thief of time by Melissa Botha and Kerotse Kekana (School of Public Leadership) and Sabrina Matthee (Department of Business Management) ​</strong></p><p><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Conference, Re-imagining assessment culture and practices for a transforming student experience, was presented on 24 - 25 October 2022. The faculty was very well presented both as delegates and presenters. The presentations were of a high standard and the interactions were valuable. SPL staff members were recognised with the following awards: <br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Best PREDAC Poster:  Procrastination is the thief of time by Melissa Botha and Kerotse Kekana (School of Public Leadership) and Sabrina Matthee (Department of Business Management) – TLA Book prize.<br><br></p><p>We would like to congratulate our colleagues on the great achievement.<br></p><div><br><br></div><div><table cellspacing="0" class="ms-rteTable-0" style="width:970.99px;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0" style="text-align:center;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:310.017px;">​​<img src="/english/faculty/economy/spl/SPL%20Library/Sabrina%20Matthee.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:255px;" /><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:313.247px;">​<img src="/english/faculty/economy/spl/SPL%20Library/Kerotse%20K.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:255px;" /><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:313.281px;">​<img src="/english/faculty/economy/spl/SPL%20Library/Melissa%20B.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:255px;height:255px;" /><br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:310.017px;"><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>Ms. Sabrina Matthee</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>(Department of Business Management)</strong></div></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="text-align:center;"><div><strong> </strong><strong>Ms. Kerotse Kekana</strong></div><div><strong>(School of Public Leadership)</strong></div></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="text-align:center;"><div><strong> </strong><strong>Ms. Melissa Botha</strong></div><div><strong>(School of Public Leadership)​</strong></div></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p><p>​<img src="/english/faculty/economy/spl/SPL%20Library/PREDAC.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:961px;height:631px;" />​​<br><strong>To view the poster presentation on the SPL main webpage: </strong><a href="/english/faculty/economy/spl"><strong>https://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/economy/spl</strong></a><br><br></p></div>
Young alumnus wins competition for entrepreneurshttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9473Young alumnus wins competition for entrepreneursDaniel Bugan<p></p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">Former Diploma in Sustainable Development student in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Lindelwa Mahlalela, has the world at her feet. She was recently crowned the winner of the Motsepe Foundation's inaugural Golden Circle competition for the social exploits of her online business LeeConnect. She started the business from a public library in 2018.<br></p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">Golden Circle is a platform for young, semi-established entrepreneurs who are searching for capital injections and looking to build national and international networks that will expand their impact and their capacity to do good. The competition received over 80 entries. The final three had to present their business case to judges Allan Raiz, Brain Dames, Brian Smith, Herman Singh and Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa. The winner was chosen based on strict criteria, including the ability of the business to address a social need and ensure financial sustainability.<br></p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">Mahlalela said the competition gave her the opportunity to showcase the services that LeeConnect offer and the great social need that they are trying to alleviate. LeeConnect assists Grade 12 learners with university, college and bursary applications; career guidance; mentorship and extra classes to improve their marks.</p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">“Winning the competition has given me confidence that there's hope and opportunities to take the business to an even bigger scale and help more learners. This is a great milestone that has elevated our standards of service and has given us the financial support we need to move to greater heights."<br></p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">As the winner, Mahlalela walked away with a cash prize of R80 000 and business mentorship and support from the Motsepe Foundation.</p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">Mahlalela, who was part of the second cohort of Diploma in Sustainable Development students in 2019 and graduated in 2021, said her studies have armed her with the necessary skills and information to not only be successful in this competition but also in her business.<br></p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">“We used to do presentations which enabled me to enhance my skills and stand out from the crowd. Everything that we did was more practical than theoretical, and that's how it is in business, you have to implement. Design thinking has enabled me to come up with creative solutions to the challenges that we have faced as an online business, such as gaining the trust and understanding of your customers."<br></p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">Her future plans for the business include scaling it to a level where they are able to not only inspire Grade 12 learners but also graduates who are seeking learning opportunities to acquire skills and experience. <br></p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">She recently registered at the University of South Africa for a BA in International Relations “because I want to expand LeeConnect in other African countries". She is also a qualified information technology technician.</p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">But the Matie alumna's talents and passion hasn't just been confined to the entrepreneurial space. She also recently worked as an educator assistant at Salubindza Primary School in the Mpumalanga Province.</p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">“I am passionate about education and it is my goal to educate people worldwide to believe in themselves and to follow their dreams," she said. “This job gave me the opportunity to plan educational events for primary school children, to make learning fun and to enhance their skills and talents outside the classroom."<br></p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">She thanked her mother, Thobile Hlatshwayo, for supporting her dreams and helping her become the woman she is today.<br></p><p style="font-size:14px;font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica;color:#333333;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;">The three-year Diploma in Sustainable Development is offered by the School of Public Leadership to ground students in principles of sustainability and entrepreneurship for future social impact and ecological restoration. The programme provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical experience in areas such as sustainable technologies, complexity and ecology, social entrepreneurship, leadership development, social activation, small business management skills, creativity and storytelling.​<br></p><div style="background-color:#ffffff;text-align:justify;"><ul style="color:#333333;font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica, arial, sans-serif, "helvetica neue";font-size:14px;padding:0px;margin:0px 0px 10px 25px;"><li style="line-height:20px;">A one-year <strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1" style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#8b0000;">Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Development</strong><span> will be offered from 2023. For more information, please attend the online information session on the Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Development on Wednesday, </span><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1" style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#8b0000;">21 September from 17:30 - 18:30</strong><span> via MS Teams. To register for the online session, </span><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1" style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#8b0000;"><strong style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#8b0000;">click </strong></span><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1e65jbEpugCBg7ruRz7JZV9pCRRIhEk7dW6yZaQy4a4avnw/viewform"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1" style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#8b0000;"><span style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#8b0000;"><strong style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#8b0000;">here</strong></span></span></a></li></ul><div style="color:#333333;font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica, arial, sans-serif, "helvetica neue";font-size:14px;"><br></div><ul style="color:#333333;font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica, arial, sans-serif, "helvetica neue";font-size:14px;padding:0px;margin:0px 0px 10px 25px;"><li><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1e65jbEpugCBg7ruRz7JZV9pCRRIhEk7dW6yZaQy4a4avnw/viewform"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1" style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#8b0000;"><span style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#8b0000;"><strong style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#8b0000;"></strong></span></span></a>​Applications for the Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Development close on <strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1" style="background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.85);font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#8b0000;">30 September.</strong></li></ul><div><font color="#8b0000"><b><br></b></font></div><div style="text-align:center;"><font color="#8b0000"><b><strong><img src="/english/faculty/economy/spl/SPL%20Library/Lindelwa%202.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:585px;" /></strong>​​</b></font></div><div style="text-align:center;"><font color="#8b0000"><b><font color="#8b0000" style="font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica, arial, sans-serif, "helvetica neue";font-size:14px;text-align:center;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Lindelwa Mahlalela, Founder of LeeConnect, winner of Golden Circle of </strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1" style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#8b0000;"><strong>the </strong></span></font><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1" style="font-family:raleway, trebuchet, helvetica, arial, sans-serif, "helvetica neue";font-size:14px;text-align:center;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#8b0000;"><strong>Motsepe Foundation</strong></span>.<br></b></font></div><div style="text-align:center;"><font color="#8b0000"><b><br></b></font></div></div>