University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Alumni & Students

Helen Suzman
Helen Suzman spent a total of 36 years in parliament, during which she defended the right to freedom of expression for all South Africans. She passed away peacefully in her home in Johannesburg in January 2009.
Richard Goldstone
Co-Chair: International Law Sessions, Salzburg Seminars, Salzburg; Co-Chair: Human Rights Institute, International Bar Association, London; Co-Chair: International Bar Assoc Task on International Terrorism; Chair: Bradlow Foundation;
Beyers Naudé
Beyers Naudé was General-Secretary of the South African Council of Churches. In 2001 DF Malan Drive in Johannesburg was renamed Beyers Naudé in his honour.
Es'kia Mphahlele
Internal Consultant: Ezekiel Mphahlele Trust, Johannesburg; Professor Emeritus: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Internal Consultant: Prof. Ezekiel Mphahlele Trust; Went into exile 1957, banned from teaching in SA as a result of campaigning against the recommendations of the Eiselen Comm for a system of 'Bantu Education' 1952. Returned to SA after 20 years of exile;
Gert Gerwel
Jakes Gerwel is Chancellor of Rhodes University, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at the University of the Western Cape, Honorary Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pretoria, and Chairman of the Human Sciences Research Council. He is presently a non-executive director of Naspers and Old Mutual.
Njabulo Ndebele
Vice-Chancellor & Principal: University of Cape Town, Cape Town; Chair: Southern African Regional Universities Association; President: Association of African Universities; Member: English Acad of SA;
Cyril Ramaphosa
Cyril Ramaphosa is a South African lawyer, trade union leader, activist, politician and businessman. He started his involvement in politics as a student when he joined the South African Students Organisation. He went on to become a legal advisor for the National Council of Trade Unions, after obtaining his law degree. He was one of the freedom fighters who received Nelson Mandela after his release from prison in 1990. He served as secretary-general of the ANC and as chairman of the Constitutional Assembly. He officially resigned from parliament in 1996 and currently serves as Non-Executive Director of Lonmin, a UK-based resources group. In early 2011 Cyril Ramaphosa took over the McDonald's franchise in South Africa.
Bill Venter
Chair: Bytes Technology Group (BTG); He has devoted 40 years to entrepreneurial endeavours and initiatives in the electronics, telecommunications and power electrical industries, in South Africa and abroad.
Trevor Manuel
Trevor Manuel is South Africa's Planning Minister. He has been a member of the National Planning Commission of the Republic of South Africa since 11 May 2009. He has also been a Member of National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) since 1991. He is a Member of the National Working Committee.
Arthur Chaskalson
President: International Commission of Jurists, Geneva; Member: Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague ; Trustee: Constitution Hill Trust, Johannesburg; Trustee: Legal Resources Trust, Johannesburg;