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About Us

Whether you require career-related information, advice or opportunities, UCT Careers Service offers a free service to all registered UCT students at all stages of study. We have a fresh lineup of face-to-face consultations, career educational interventions and job-search preparation resources. We also put you in contact with recruiters who are looking to connect with UCT students. Network with recruiters at expos, presentations, showcases, and entrepreneurship games. These activities all help prepare you for the world of work.

  • Our goal is to enhance the quality of UCT’s graduates and ensure they are equipped with the skills to fulfill their career ambitions.

We aim to help our students to make a meaningful contribution to the communities in which they live and work. We appreciate the support of our 2019-2020 Employer Partners.

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The Careers Service’s direct reporting line is within the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) which is a cohesive, cross faculty structure working in partnership with all six UCT Faculties.  The Dean of CHED reports directly to the Deputy Vice Chancellor responsible for teaching and learning at UCT which is important for us to achieve our vision of enabling careers education, information, advice and guidance embedded within the curriculum in faculties.


Meet the team



Acting Director

Nawaal Boolay


Graduate Recruitment/Employer Relations Team

Acting Head:  Employer Relations 

Hishamodien Hoosain


Graduate Recruitment Coordinator

Shae Bolland-Johnson


Graduate Recruitment Coordinator

Stephanie Idas

Careers Advisory Team

Head: Careers Advisory Services

Ingrid Van der Merwe


Career Development Advisor

Azola Ralo


Career Development Advisor


Careers Advisor | Beyond School

Athi Matinise




Careers Advisor | Mastercard Foundation
Scholars Program

Jean Alfeld

Digital Development and Engagement

Head of Digital Development and

Germaine Grammer



Communications Manager

Natalie Kammies

Operations Team

Head of Operations

Nadia Waggie


Careers Administrative Assistant

Monica Ggoji


Careers Operations Assistant

Fuad Abrahams

Special Projects


Manager: Strategic projects

Kathy Erasmus


Peer Career Support

Graduate Recruitment

Aleya Banwari


Digital Development & Engagement

Amanuel Betemekdes


Graduate Recruitment

Fadlah Gassiep

Career Advisory

Jolie Mauridi



Naledi Zuma


Graduate Recruitment

Stephane Masamba Ma-Kiese