Photography student on her way to the USA

Ms Nonhlanganiso Nkosi on her way home to prepare for her flight to the USA

Staff Reporter

Vaal University of Technology’s Department of Visual Arts and Design is proud of Ms Nonhlanganiso Nkosi, a BTech: Photography student who’s just reached a milestone achievement in her career.

Nonhlanganiso has been selected to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of former president Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative.

The fellowship is fully funded by the U.S Department of State and includes a prestigious six week summer leadership institute that will run from 16 June until 3 August 2017. Nonhlanganiso will partake in the business and entrepreneurship track, at a U.S college or university.

“On behalf of the Department of Visual Arts and Design and the Photography program, I would like to wish her great success and safe travels, said Ms Anneke de Klerk, Senior Lecturer: Photography. Ms de Klerk noted that this is an immeasurable proud moment for Nonhlanganiso, who originally hails from Swaziland. The BTech student is the first female camera person for broadcasting-casting channel, Swazi TV which she worked at for 6 years before pursuing her BTech studies with VUT.

Nonhlanganiso is part of the 60 students selected across the African continent from over one thousand applicants, she heads to the U.S on Tuesday, 13 June.

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