Convocation and Alumni

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The UMP Convocation was established on 4 August 2018 according to the Constitution of the Convocation and the Statute of UMP. The Convocation members were welcome by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Thoko Mayekiso and in her remarks she defined Convocation as “a group of people formally assembled for a specific purpose-mostly ecclesiastical or academic”.

The functions of the Convocation are to:
  • facilitate liaison between the University and its former students and its former students and academic employees;
  • create networks and canvass support for the strategic objectives of the University; and
  • organise former students and academic staff members of the University with a view to facilitating representation of this constituency on appropriate governance structures.


  • Mr Muzi Khoza
  • President

  • Mr Convocation Vacant
  • Deputy President

  • Ms Carol Cathuzile Mhlongo
  • Secretary

  • Mr Mxolisi Nkosi
  • Council Representative

  • Mr Godfrey Thwala
  • Additional Member

  • Mr Veli Mashaba
  • Additional Member