UKZN Extended Learning (UEL) in partnership with the Mananga Centre held a launch event at the Happy Valley Hotel in Ezulwini, Swaziland on the 2nd June 2016. This event was put together as the official launch of the partnership between UEL and the Mananga Centre in providing training and courses.
This partnership will be instrumental in the expansion and exposure of UKZN Extended Learning’s short courses beyond KZN borders to Swaziland, and will be highly beneficial in facilitating capacity building and skills development.
The Mananga Centre was originally established in 1972 by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) as an International Management Development Centre catering for middle and senior managers. The Centre has since established itself as an African based world class centre of excellence in management, providing relevant training and consulting services to organisations.
Proceedings of the launch commenced with an opening address and overview by Mr Simon Tankard, CEO of UEL, followed by an insightful perspective into the industry on Human Resource needs and development by Ms Fikile Nkosi. Ms Nkosi is the Nedbank CEO and Chairperson of the Commerce and Industry Committee of the Swaziland Federation of Employers and Chamber of Commerce.
Dr Ranga Taruvinga, Director of the Mananga Centre also addressed the audience on Strategic Human Resources Development, and the Keynote Address was delivered by Minister of Education and Training of Swaziland, Dr Phineas Langa Magagula who discussed the role of government in education and training.
The Former Minister of Commerce and Industry Lutfo Dlamini, was also in attendance and delivered the vote of thanks address before guests were able to network over a cocktail reception.