30 June 2022

University of Mpumalanga Vice-Chancellor Professor Thoko Mayekiso acknowledged the partnership with Sanlam, which dates back to 2015, and further said that UMP, as an engaged university, placed great value on collaborations and networks.

“We have identified partnerships as both drivers and enablers in achieving our vision. In our short period of existence, we have signed several strategic national and international partnerships,” she said.

“We currently have two of our students, Ms Vuyelwa Magagula, our former SRC President, and Ms Tabile on a semester-long study abroad programme in Austria.”

Professor Mayekiso further said the university is guided by the principle of access for success to foster a positive learning experience and outcome for students.

“As we engage and network with stakeholders, it is essential to keep the following in mind: Reciprocity simply stated, reciprocity refers to the practice of exchanging things for mutual benefit, especially privileges granted by one organization to another.”

UMPMr Mbomvu from Sanlam said the event was strengthening the longstanding partnership.

Sanlam Executive Head: Corporate Affairs and External Relations; Mr Mkuseli Mbomvu said the event was a great platform to exchange ideas, strengthen and forge new partnerships.

“Together we can build our country and economy and create a more resilient and sustainable future for everyone. Therefore, our big focus for Sanlam has been mainly on financial inclusion; our purpose is to pioneer inclusive financial confidence,” he added.

“Our achievements are informed by our financial strategy which can be summarised through two key principles: to remain focused on our ongoing exhibition strategy and to continue unlocking the value to our stakeholders.

Secondly, it is to build a fortress position in South Africa and continue to maintain a market-leading position that delivers value and ultimately benefits our plans with stakeholders.”

@ Story by Cleopatra Makhaga. Pictures by ChrisplPhoto