Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Alumnus and now Unit Manager: Protocol & Events in the Limpopo Legislature; Ms Rebecca Lesufi
In response to questions that she was asked; Ms Rebecca Lesufi, a Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Alumnus and now Unit Manager: Protocol & Events in the Limpopo Legislature said: “My studies contributed to my achievements, especially in liaison with other stakeholders and institutions. I am able to relate well with other counterparts, as the Protocol Office is the first port of entry at our institution.”
Ms Lesufi achieved a National Diploma in Public Relations Management and was employed as an Administration Officer attached to Parliamentary Exchange and Protocol in 2003 and has worked her way up into her current managerial role. She is also a member of the Public Relations professional body, PRISA.
She believes her educational expectations were fulfilled by studying at VUT as she finds no job too big to handle. Even subjects that she did not really enjoy, such as photography, have stood her in good stead, she says.
She chose VUT because of the courses and programmes offered and it was easy to apply. “It was a conducive environment for learning with state-of-the-art sporting and recreational facilities,” she added.
She believes that VUT needs to maintain integrity because there are a lot of student strikes. As a part of brand loyalty, she would like to see the Limpopo branch’s former students reconnected.
“It will keep the current students encouraged and determined and keep the brand loyalty.”
She concluded that she said she would still rate VUT 8/10 and give thanks for encouragement and support from Ms Sibongile Mokaeane; a VUT Public Relations Management lecturer.
“I am open-minded, I am able to face the local, national and international work environment because of the academic discipline,” says Ms Lesufi who has been afforded a lot of travel opportunities in her role; International relations and Diplomacy.