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Group 445
“I chose the Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies at Damelin
because of its reputation to produce the best of the best, especially
in my chosen field. Damelin has paved the way for a lot of media
practitioners and I knew instantly after matric that I wanted to be there"


S'bu Brenkworth Zulu
Sports Presenter, East Coast Radio
Sports Presenter, East Coast Radio
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“Damelin has achieved excellence in imparting high-quality education with prime
focus on holistic learning and inculcating competitive abilities in their student.
The Diploma in Human Resource Management really helped me to understand
the fundamentals of the field I work in and the dynamics of the work force.”


Sharneigh Van De Rheede
Academic Assessment Developer, Edge
Academic Assessment Developer, Edge
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“Studying the National Diploma in Public Relations helped me boost
my career by exposing me to the PR and Communications world.
It assisted me in building a solid foundation for a prosperous career.”


Cindy Nomalanga Ngozo
Principal Communication Officer, Government Communication and Information Systems GCIS
Principal Communication Officer, Government Communication and Information Systems GCIS
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“Studying the Diploma in Business Management helped me understand how to
best deal with customers and ensuring customer satisfaction in the work that
I do. "I was looking for a college that provided a good mix of theory and practical
work in their study methods as this is what is needed in the corporate world.”


Mosuli Makabeni
Financial Consultant, Old Mutual Finance
Financial Consultant, Old Mutual Finance
Group 445
“I chose the Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies at Damelin because of its reputation to produce the best of the best, especially in my chosen field. Damelin has paved the way for a lot of media practitioners and I knew instantly after matric that I wanted to be there"

S'bu Brenkworth Zulu
Sports Presenter, East Coast Radio
Sports Presenter, East Coast Radio
be43db6b-sharneigh-van-de-rheede
“Damelin has achieved excellence in imparting high-quality education with prime focus on holistic learning and inculcating competitive abilities in their student. The Diploma in Human Resource Management really helped me to understand the fundamentals of the field I work in and the dynamics of the work force.”

Sharneigh Van De Rheede
Academic Assessment Developer, Edge
Academic Assessment Developer, Edge
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“Studying the National Diploma in Public Relations helped me boost my career by exposing me to the PR and Communications world. It assisted me in building a solid foundation for a prosperous career.”

Cindy Nomalanga Ngozo
Principal Communication Officer, Government Communication and Information Systems GCIS
Principal Communication Officer
88633695-m.-makabeni
“Studying the Diploma in Business Management helped me understand how to best deal with customers and ensuring customer satisfaction in the work that I do. "I was looking for a college that provided a good mix of theory and practical work in their study methods as this is what is needed in the corporate world.”

Mosuli Makabeni
Financial Consultant, Old Mutual Finance
Financial Consultant, Old Mutual Finance

Lindelani Mbatha:

Journalist on Gagasi FM

I was interested in politics but did not want to be a
politician, I was interested in sports but didn’t want
to be an athlete, so I thought, why not be a
journalist and have the opportunity to report on
these topics?”

Lindelani is from the deep rural area of Nkandla, he studied Journalism
and Media Studies. He believes journalism is his calling and that’s why he
did not hesitate to seek out a course that would help him reach his goals.

He kickstarted his career during his Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at
Highway Radio, his hard work soon earned him a full-time position. He
then received permanent employment with Gagasi FM where he currently
works as a journalist and has a slot as a newsreader from 9am-12pm on
the mid-morning show.

Lindelani Mbatha:

Journalist on Gagasi FM

I was interested in politics but did not want to be a politician, I was interested in sports but didn’t want to be an athlete, so I thought, why not be a journalist and have the opportunity to report on these topics?”

Lindelani is from the deep rural area of Nkandla, he studied Journalism and Media Studies. He believes journalism is his calling and that’s why he did not hesitate to seek out a course that would help him reach his goals.

He kickstarted his career during his Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at Highway Radio, his hard work soon earned him a full-time position. He then received permanent employment with Gagasi FM where he currently works as a journalist and has a slot as a newsreader from 9am-12pm on the mid-morning show.

Charles Dlamini:

Founder Charlie D Media

Through my hustle, I was able to help my mom by
paying for my own accommodation.”

For the first 6 months of his studies at Damelin, Charles took a train
from Stanger to Durban, he would wake up at 4am and get home at
6pm every day.

After managing to get himself affordable accommodation, he moved
to the city and began the hustle, growing a career in modeling,
photography and DJing.

Charles quickly gained popularity at Damelin and earned the title
Mr. Damelin after winning the campus competition in 2012. He later
became the face of Markham where his fellow Damelinaires helped
him score the gig by voting for him.

Charles Dlamini:

Founder Charlie D Media

Through my hustle, I was able to help my mom by paying for my own accommodation.”

For the first 6 months of his studies at Damelin, Charles took a train from Stanger to Durban, he would wake up at 4am and get home at 6pm every day.

After managing to get himself affordable accommodation, he moved to the city and began the hustle, growing a career in modeling, photography and DJing.

Charles quickly gained popularity at Damelin and earned the title Mr. Damelin after winning the campus competition in 2012. He later became the face of Markham where his fellow Damelinaires helped him score the gig by voting for him.

Ndumiso Mnguni

Radio DJ, Content and Technical Producer

Growing up I used to like writing a lot, I wrote
everything from keeping diaries to writing poems
for my crushes.”

When I got to Damelin, I was welcomed by a student advisor who asked
me about my interests and strengths and helped me channel this towards
the career of my choice. She told me about Journalism and Media Studies,
and I thought this is perfect because I knew I wanted to write.

I did my first two years in Durban and finished off my third year in JHB
Braamfontein campus. There I started my side hustles to help my mom
with bills. I moved to Damelin PMB for the remainder of my third year.

Ndumiso kickstarted his career at Ugu Youth Radio and is now a content
producer, technical producer and presenter for two shows. Ndumiso says
if he changes at least one life through the topics he talks about and the
content he produces, his goal will be reached.

Ndumiso Mnguni:

Radio DJ, Content and
Technical Producer

Growing up I used to like writing a lot,I wrote everything from keeping diaries to writing poems for my crushes.”

When I got to Damelin, I was welcomed by a student advisor who asked me about my interests and strengths and helped me channel this towards the career of my choice. She told me about Journalism and Media Studies, and I thought this is perfect because I knew I wanted to write.

I did my first two years in Durban and finished off my third year in JHB Braamfontein campus. There I started my side hustles to help my mom with bills. I moved to Damelin PMB for the remainder of my third year.

Ndumiso kickstarted his career at Ugu Youth Radio and is now a content producer, technical producer and presenter for two shows. Ndumiso says if he changes at least one life through the topics he talks about and the content he produces, his goal will be reached.

Phila Duma:

Radio News Anchor at Vuma FM

It took a while for my mom to warm up to my
choice of pursuing a career in journalism instead
of being a doctor, but when she saw me
overachieving at Damelin, she gave me her full support.”

Phila Duma is a journalist currently working at Vuma103 FM as a
news anchor. Some of Duma’s accolades include award winning
photographer, SABC radio drama actor, author, MC, motivational
speaker and recognised as a Hustler of the Year by the City
Awards.

He graduated with a Journalism & Media Studies Diploma at
Damelin Durban City campus and has since embarked on various
activities in the media industry. Phila also hosted a midday and
later drive time radio show at Megazone Hit Radio where he
ultimately became a fan favorite.

Phila has graced the airwaves of Ukhozi FM & SAFM as an activist
for the LGBTQI community and is lauded for his revealing debut
memoir “Morning After Dark”.

Phila Duma:

Radio News Anchor at Vuma FM

It took a while for my mom to warm up to my choice of pursuing a career in journalism instead of being a doctor but when she saw me overachieving at Damelin, she gave me her full support.”

Phila Duma is a journalist currently working at Vuma103 FM as a news anchor. Some of Duma’s accolades include award winning photographer, SABC radio drama actor, author, MC, motivational speaker and recognised as a Hustler of the Year by the City Awards.

He graduated with a Journalism & Media Studies Diploma at Damelin Durban City campus and has since embarked on various activities in the media industry. Phila also hosted a midday and later drive time radio show at Megazone Hit Radio where he ultimately became a fan favorite.

Phila has graced the airwaves of Ukhozi FM & SAFM as an activist for the LGBTQI community and is lauded for his revealing debut memoir “Morning After Dark”.