The Eastern Cape Region recently held a successful workshop at Nelson Mandela University.
More than 50 delegates representing 10 institutions were in attendance, including six TVET colleges. This was by far the largest Eastern
Cape workshop in recent years. MACE Chairperson, Marick Hornsveld, opened the workshop by outlining the benefits of MACE membership. Dr Tertia Kroukamp, a private psychologist, spoke about staff wellness and the importance of understanding people’s personalities in the workplace.
Next up was Qondakele Sompondo from Rhodes University who spoke about developing a fundraising strategy, followed by an interactive panel discussion on increasing student employability with representatives from East Cape Midlands TVET College and Walter Sisulu University. Paul Geswindt from Nelson Mandela University discussed strategies for engaging with new generation alumni. A panel
discussion on ‘extinguishing fires’ concluded the workshop after lunch.