TOP OF THE WORLD: Skhumbuzo Nkambule and his wife pose with Prof P. Jourbert and Jim Linskey.
“I would like to thank my wife for motivating me; she recently received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award at UNISWA and I wanted to follow suit and be the best.”
These were the words of top student Sikhumbuzo Nkambule of SERA who topped this year’s class for the Management Development Programme from Stellenbosch University.
SERA is the Swaziland Energy Regulatory Authority.
The programme is run at the IDM Campus, where the graduation took place yesterday.
Nkambule, who claims not to have known he would top the class, had his wife by his side when he received the honorary award of top student from USB.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Jim Linskey, who is General Manager at USB, said the graduates were just receiving their certificates the evidence of having gone through the programme will have to show for itself back where they are employed.
For best group work the ‘honeybees’ topped with an average score of 78.2% members of the group were Fungayi Nyaumwe (from IDM), Welile Simelane (Metropolitan), Linda Khanya (Manzini Municipal Council) and Fikile Mkhonta (Manzini Municipal Council).
Professor P Jourbert, who is a board member at IDM, delivered the keynote address, saying, “If you do not become relevant you become insignificant; after this programme you must think differently and take initiatives to change your organisations for the better. Your training should enhance the organisation; apply what you have learned.”
Professor Jourbert further encouraged organisations to keep investing in their human resources through training and development.
Country Director of the Swaziland IDM Campus Nonhlanhla Dlamini congratulated the class and thanked USB for the partnership as this was the sixth graduation ceremony for MDP in the country.