UKZN Virtual Graduation

Congratulatory Message from the SRC

Mr Sifiso Simelane

Revolutionary Greetings Graduands

On behalf of the Student Representative Council (SRC), I have the honour to congratulate the Class of 2020 for attaining their ultimate goal of successfully completing their studies. Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, we’re unable to celebrate our achievement in the traditional UKZN manner, with our families and friends ululating and cheering us on. While this pandemic has put a damper on our physical celebrations, the University has brought us together virtually. 

I would like to encourage all of you to make the best of this opportunity and celebrate responsibly while respecting the regulations of the Covid-19 lockdown and  ensure that you take care and stay safe. I am confident and hopeful that if we hold firm, we will overcome this pandemic! I would also like thank and acknowledge our experts  and researchers who are undertaking extensive research studies to find a lasting solution. I applaud the University Management for having supported and created an enabling environment for our scholars to conduct such studies. 

I urge you to go out and make a difference to the lives of the disadvantaged and contribute to the growth and prosperity of our nation. The country looks to us to improve and to assist in addressing the social ills this nation is facing. We have skills and expertise to use our creative and innovative ideas to create employment, educate young people to be independent and self-reliant and to utilize technology to make lives of people better.

Former South African President and World Icon, Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

I salute you for having travelled and completed this journey in an effort to change your lives for the better.

Aluta Continua!

Sifiso Simelane
UKZN SRC President