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The NMMU department of Statistics hosted the 54th annual conference of

the South African Statistical Association (SASA) from the 5 - 9 November

2012. Professor Jeff Racine (McMasters University, Canada) and Professor

Nick Fisher (University of Sydney & Value Metrics, Australia), both leading

researchers in their respective fields, were the invited guests of the



The 2012 conference had 230 local and international delegates, and saw

many NMMU/UPE alumni return to their alma mater. The conference

boasted a high level of presentations across the board and the conference

was an overwhelming success.


A big “thank you”goes to the SASA president (2012) Dr Gary Sharp and

conference organising committee Johan Hugo,Warren Brettenny,Chantelle

Clohessy and Rae Vincent-Le Roux from the NMMU Statistics Department.


Below are the NMMU Alumni, who attended the SASA 2012 Conference.


 From top, left to right: Calven van der Byl (UTi,PE), Alex Brink (Quintiles, Bloemfontein), Melnick Smith (NMMU), Paul Swanepoel (TFG, Cape Town), Jessica Hosking (NMMU), Kirshnee Moodley (UTi, PE), Warren Brettenny (NMMU, Lecturer), Erin Hanly(NMMU), Chantelle Oliver (FNB, Johannesburg), Hanna Gerber (UCT, Lecturer), Mark Nasila (FNB, Johannesburg), Morné Sjölander (UFS, Lecturer), Chantelle Clohessy (NMMU, Lecturer).

Not pictured: David Friskin (RGT Smart, PE), Siphumlile Mangisa (NMMU, Lecturer), Cindy Bezuidenhout(Lightstone, Johannesburg), Sibusiso Ndzukuma (NWU, Consultant), Gary Sharp (NMMU, HOD), Martin Kidd (Stellenbosch, Consultant), Julia Keddie (Barloworld, Johannesburg), Danie Venter (NMMU,Consulting), Valentina Litvine (African Bank, Johannesburg), Marieta van der Rijist (ARC, Johanessburg).


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