Rebecca Dube "15 and her team from Makomo Resources (Pvt) Limited visited Africa University in October 2017 to map out a strategic relationship between the university and Makomo Resources. This partnership will see the Mining giant invest in AU projects and value chains that will assist in catapulting the institution into a forerunner in business development, bringing goods manufactured by the University to market and skills training of students through internships.
Rebecca is a business analyst whose core focus lies in market trends within the mining sector, business strategy and positioning as well as implementing smart models that ensure Makomo maintains its titan status amongst the mining giants in the Southern African Region. Rebecca says that her motivation for returning to Africa University to broker the landmark agreement between Makomo Resources and AU was an understanding of her social responsibility as an alumnus to build Africa University in the knowledge that the strengthening in the status and reputation of the University is a benefit to future, current and past students.
Alluding to her time and experiences at Africa University and why it holds such a special place for her Rebecca smiles fondly as she recollects, "I was pushed beyond my limits and encouraged to find new ones. I remember while writing my dissertation, Mr. Masese found me seated alone in one of the classrooms and asked, "Rebecca! How is the dissertation going?", I remember I simply broke down and cried, I couldn't help myself it was so tough! All he said was, "Rebecca! I know you can do it! We have all seen something special in you. You will make it!", and indeed I did. It was lecturers like him and Mr. Mandewo that encouraged me to never give up and these are lessons that I carry with me every day."
"When I look at Africa University now from the time I was a student here, I would say that the student experience has been enriched which is a key facet of reaching world class status. I feel we are well on our way to being one of the best universities in Africa and dare I say the world. The name of Africa University is growing adding value to our certificates and degrees. As alumni we become more marketable through the growth of our university," said Rebecca.
Rebecca Dube's story is one of remarkable success since graduating as recently as 2015 and offers a small snapshot into the amazing work that AU's alumni are involved in and the stellar careers that they creating for themselves with their work leaving their employers wanting more of the University's high quality and high flying graduates. Makomo Resources is a coal mining company situated in Bulawayo within the Mining District with its headquarters in Hwange. The company is the largest privately owned coal producer in Zimbabwe and has firmly established itself as the leading force in the industry since its inception in June 2010.
Jeanette Dadzie, Africa University website
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