Staff from the Department of Communications and Marketing, friends, colleagues and family members gathered at the Council Chambers to bid farewell to Mrs Sharon Mashau.

The University of Venda (Univen) has on 06 November 2017 organized a farewell function for Mrs Sharon Mashau who was the Head in the Department of Communications and Marketing.

Mrs Sharon Mashau expressing her experiences during the time she spent at Univen

“In life, one needs to grow. I think I have learned as much as I needed,” said Mrs Sharon Mashau. Mrs Mashau added that like a bird, it is time for her to spread her wings. She said that she is not leaving Univen for good, she just need to learn other things, to explore a bit and to learn how other organisations’ corporate cultures are conducted. I believe this will add value to Univen when I come back. Mrs Mashau told the interns in the Department of Communications and Marketing to
use the skills that they are taught at Univen because what they are being taught is very valuable and will take them far.

“A team that is committed and dedicated makes the line manager to be competent.” She said working with a team which is committed at all times made her job easier. Mrs Mashau advised Communications and Marketing staff members to continue travelling on the same footprint as this will take this Department very far. She concluded by thanking Mr Dzaga for everything that he has taught her during her tenure at Univen.

Mr Takalani Dzaga giving his farewell message to Mrs Sharon Mashau

 

Mr Takalani Dzaga, Director of Communications and Marketing said when Mrs Mashau joined Univen he thought she was coming to work for Univen until her retirement. “Little did I know that she will leave this University very soon.” Mr Dzaga added that the Communications and Marketing Department will never be the same without her. He advised her to always remember what he taught her. “

The loyalty and attitude that you have displayed during your stay was splendid and
we are happy to have worked with you though you are leaving us unpredicted. Mr Dzaga thanked her for assuming leadership role even when he was away and he congratulated her for her new job. He further expressed his gratefulness and appreciation of the incomparable work performance and attitude she had displayed during her tenure at Univen. He concluded by expressing that she was such a valued team member.

Mr Takalani Dzaga presenting a gift to Mrs Sharon Mashau

Mr Takalani Nyelisani, Schools Liaison Officer opening, welcoming and presenting the purpose of the event

 

Dr Lufuno Kone, Manager of Univen Foundation proposing a vote of thanks

Mrs Sharon Mashau (Centre) pose for a photo with interns from her office

Communications and Marketing staff members and interns pose for a group photo with Mrs Sharon Mashau

Mrs Sharon Mashau (5th from left) pose for a photo with Communications and Marketing interns

Communications and Marketing interns, staff members, friends and Mrs Sharon Mashau’s family members pose for a group photo

Issued by:
Department of Communications and Marketing
University of Venda
Tel: 015 962 8525
Date: 13 November 2017

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