University Of Johannesburg Notable Alumni

University Of Johannesburg Notable Alumni, the UJ Alumni Network is committed to helping you to maintain contact with the University and its worldwide community and to keeping you informed and engaged.  It provides a range of opportunities for you to stay involved and contribute to the life of our University.

The involvement of alumni is crucial to the health and strength of UJ.  Alumni provide important ties between the past and the present, but also building blocks for the future. The Alumni Network helps to serve alumni needs and encourage their involvement and support.

The UJ Alumni Network identifies with the University’s positioning and transformation processes.  Its structures will therefore reflect the demographic profile of our alumni; and its activities will support specific values and principles.

The UJ Alumni Network is committed to being socially relevant​, not only for the University, but for the broader community. It underwrites the vision and mission of UJ.​​

Who qualifies to be UJ Alumni?                                                                                                             

  • All holders of degrees and diplomas for curricular courses of UJ and also honorary degrees;
  • All holders of official (SAQA-accredited) certificates of UJ;
  • All alumni of the former Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) and Technikon Witwatersrand (TWR).

It is important for you to understand what alumni means as well as the different forms of alumni.

  • Alumnus is a male singular, who has graduated from an institute of higher learning.
  • Alumna is a female singular, who has graduated from an institute of higher learning.
  • Alumnae is plural for females who have graduated from an institute of higher learning.
  • Alumni is the collective term for both genders who have graduated from an institute of higher learning.
  • Pre-Alumni is the collective term for students that are still on the journey to obtain their qualification from an institute of higher learning.

List of famous alumni from University of Johannesburg, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Johannesburg include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Johannesburg alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Johannesburg are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn’t necessarily earn a degree from University of Johannesburg.

The list you’re viewing is made up of graduates like Trevor Rabin and Shashi Naidoo.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Johannesburg?” and “Which celebrities are University of Johannesburg alumni?”

Trevor Rabin

Trevor Charles Rabin is a South African-born musician, songwriter and film composer. As a musician, he is best known for his time as the guitarist and vocalist for British progressive rock band Yes from 1982 to 1994, when he left the band to pursue a film composer career. Trevor’s songs are represented by Downtown Music Publishing.

Age: 64

Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Pietie Coetzee

Pietie Coetzee is a field hockey player from South Africa who was born in Bloemfontein. Nicknamed Pieta. she studied at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg, Gauteng, and represented her country at the 2000, 2004 and 2012 Summer Olympics. A striker, Coetzee played club hockey with Amsterdam, Netherlands in the late 1990s. She made her international senior debut for the South African Women’s Team in 1995 against Spain during the Atlanta Challenge Cup in Atlanta, Georgia. She was named the South African Hockey Player of the Year in 1997 and in 2002. Coetzee was the top goal scorer at the 2002 Women’s Hockey World Cup held in Perth, Western Australia.

Age: 39

Birthplace: Bloemfonteion

Manie van Dyk

Manie van Dyk is a South African politician, a Member of Parliament with the Democratic Alliance, and the Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises.

Age: 63

Birthplace: South Africa

Bokang Montjane

Bokang Montjane is a South African beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss South Africa 2010, becoming the official representative of her country to the Miss Universe 2011 and Miss World 2011 pageants. She also participated in Miss International 2009 and placed in the Top 16 at Miss Earth 2007, finished as one of the Top 7 finalists and named Miss World Africa at Miss World 2011.

Age: 32

Birthplace: Limpopo, South Africa

Hendrick Schmidt

Hendrick Schmidt is a South African politician, a Member of Parliament with the Democratic Alliance, and the Shadow Deputy Minister of Mining.


Klerksdorp, South Africa

Shashi Naidoo

Shashi Naidoo is a South African actress, model and television anchor. She is best known for co-hosting the magazine show 20Something. Shashi Naidoo is a South African actress, Television presenter, model, MC,entrepreneur and fashion blogger Shashi is best known for Co-Hosting the E.TV magazine show 20Something. During this time she also co-hosted the nation-wide MTV VJ Search. She made her way into the public eye in 2004, when she played Linda McGinty Ziggy’s girlfriend – in the E.TV soapie Backstage. Soon after she had a brief role in the SABC1 soapie Generations. She also appeared in a minor role in the 2007 mini-series Society. She began co-presenting the youth…

Age: 37

Birthplace: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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