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Reasons to be Proud #R2bP: Mandela University Communication and Marketing Manager, Milisa Piko, has been unanimously re-elected to be the National President of the Careers Exhibition & Information Association (CEIA) for a second term 2024 to 2025.


Milisa, who is located on the University's George Campus, became the first female president of this 24-year-old association, when she was elected at its national AGM in 2021. Her term started in 2022 to 2023.  She serves this organisation on behalf the University’s student recruitment services.

The Careers Exhibitions & Information Association (CEIA) is a non-profit organisation constituted by public relations officers, recruitment officers and recruitment managers, information officers, marketing managers, the Department of Basic Education, private companies and foundations, and institutions that are tasked with supporting career guidance and information dissemination at schools.

The core business of the Association is to provide comprehensive career information through interactive communication and hosting of national career exhibitions.

The Association is managed by a volunteering team of individuals from our member institutions elected by the AGM and serving for two years. An advisory board constituting of individuals with unique skills supports the executive and provide advice when necessary.

The Association plays an important and strategic role in enhancing coordinated efforts amongst tertiary institutions with regard to student recruitment. The Careers Exhibitions and Information Association (CEIA) national AGM and Congress is held every year affording its members to discuss strategies for student recruitment and financial aid opportunities, as well as to enhance a coordinated outreach plan for its members.

The Association currently has membership from South African universities, technical vocational education and training colleges, private colleges, the Department of Education nationally, as well as in SADC countries, such as Swaziland and Lesotho.

The theme of this year's elective conference was "Leadership, Governance and building a better future for CEIA". 

The National Executive Committee of CEIA: Front, from left Jabu Sithole: Treasure General (North West University), Sakhile Mtshali: Secretary General (Unisa), Milisa Piko: President (Nelson Mandela University), Zuko Mbolekwa: Deputy President (Ekhulureni West Tvet College), Godfrey Sibanda: National Coordinator (Letaba Tvet College); Back: Sam Mashishi: Gauteng Representative (University of Pretoria), Michael Zulu: KZN Rep (Durban University of Technology), Thando Masiko: EC rep (King Hintsa Tvet College); London Lubuzo (Central University of Technology)

Contact information
Ms Elma de Koker
Internal Communication Practitioner
Tel: 041-504 2160