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Published by janmatthews107, 2018-12-19 06:55:05

Bzzzz!! Issue 3 November 2018

Issue 3 November 2018.1

Registrar’s Division Issue 3 November 2018

In this issue:

 Launch of new Contact

 Women’s Day
 Statute
 Job Shadowing
 Graduation
 Staff Development
 Casual Day
 RARE Launch
 Long Service Awards
 Staff spreading their


The Contact Centre had a go-live Women’s Day Celebrations
celebration on Friday 19 October,
for the new OpenScape solution “Gender-based violence”
that was installed recently. The UWC/OpenScape
journey started in 2017 after they were awarded the The month of August has, once
tender in December 2017. again, been characterised by the
celebration of women - their
The OpenScape solution offers a multimedia strength and their tenacity. The
platform that includes Telephony, E-mail and Web- Rector opened the discussions
Chat. and Nita Lawton-Misra, hosted a
panel discussion.
The team looks forward to servicing the UWC
community on all these new platforms.

Panelists, Professor Hester Julie
(Head of Clinical Program at
UWC’s School of Nursing),
Elizabeth Hoorn Petersen
(Executive Director and founder
of the South African Faith and
Family Institute) and Joy Lange
(Director at St Anne's Homes),
provided some valuable
answers and insight.

Registrar’s Division Issue 3 November 2018

Job Shadowing Experience TIME TO CELEBRATE

We are pleased to report the first successful In August, on the 27th one of our
completion of the Job Shadow Programme by colleagues, Fred Sefela, from
Denise Manuel in the International Student Student Admin, graduated with
Services Office (ISSO) earlier this year. Her his Master’s degree.
Congratulations Fred, hard work
Job Shadow Programme transpired from 8 pays off.
March - 16 March 2018 and consisted of a
series of 2-hour sessions in the International

Student Service Office.

The programme included processes related

 Application for Exemption with Universi-
ties South Africa (USAf)

 Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications via
the South African Qualifications Authority

 Miscellaneous Application Support
 Medical Cover - Support and Clearance
 Immigration - Support and Clearance
 SASI Data Capturing Protocols
 Internationalisation A-Z and the Role of


Keep Going ….

A number of staff members decided,
despite their busy work schedule, to
complete a Management
Development Program, facilitated by
Faranani and HR. Congratulations to
those who completed and

Well done on a publication Dickson

Dickson Chigariro, co-authored an article that was published last month in
an international records management journal.
The title was - "Electronic records management research in
ESARBICA: a bibliometric study".
This study aims to find out how the e-records management sub-
ject has been researched and tackled by researchers in the
Eastern and Southern African Regional Branch of the Interna-
tional Council on Archives (ESARBICA).

Let me be your Hero ...

7 September was National Casual
day and the theme this year was “Be
and Everyday Hero”. Student Admin
took it to heart and came dressed to
the nines. There were even prizes
for the best dressed Heroes.

Registrar’s Division Issue 3 November 2018

The RARE Services Launch took Kaylin Lakey receiving
place on 06 September 2018 and her prize
represents the divisional
endeavour to align ourselves with
target values and behaviours in
how we Receive, Assess,
Respond and Evaluate any
Staff, Student or external Stake-
holder engagement during the
discharge of our duties.

One of the outstanding moments
were the introduction of our
newest member of staff, Lil Dubz!

Congratulations to Kaylin Lakey
on submitting the winning entry
for naming our RARE Mascot.

We look
forward to
many more
around RARE

Shoebox Project: In August 2018, Thabisa, executive
secretary to the Registrar, attended a
The Community Engagement Unit had conference at Sun City in the Northwest
a shoebox project in July, which they province. Looks like they had a lot of fun
called the Nelson Mandela Elderly Care there whilst attending the conference.
The Registrar’s Division opened their
hearts and pockets and collected 15
boxes for the elderly people. The boxes
were taken to different old age homes.

Mbali Mkize, (Coordinator: Archives Services and Special Collections) is
asking everybody to help her developing the UWC History Collection. She
needs your help to fill in the gaps with the UWC history - share with us any
UWC old photos, event stories, newspaper articles or clippings about UWC,

memorabilia, artifacts or anything that you might find will be valuable for the
UWC archives. Ask your friend and relatives. You can contact her at 3403

Registrar’s Division Issue 3 November 2018


The annual Long Service Awards (LSAs) event, attended in large num-
bers by Senior Management, was organised by the Human Resources
and Institutional Advancement departments. It was held to honour the 164
staff members who have completed 10, 15, 20, 30 and 35 years of service
for UWC. Together, these individuals, have dedicated a collective (and
astounding) 2835 years to building the University up to its present glory.

There were 5 staff members from the Registrar’s division who were
awarded – Fred Sefela (30 years), Mercia Mottie (25 years), Max
Hobyani (15 years), Edgar de Koker (15 years) and Ludi-May Allie (10

Vanitha Naidoo, is going on early re-

tirement at the end of the year. She

will surely be missed at the help desk

and with her involvement at the R&R.

We wish her a happy retirement and

hope she enjoys this exciting new

phase in her life.


It is the end of the year!!!
Festive season and also time to say

good bye.
Two staff members are leaving the

University. They are Collette
Schroeder and Pumza Malgas.
We wish them well in their new en-


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