Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) honoured Nomfundo Mcoyi, the founder and chief executive officer of Icebolethu Group on Tuesday 18 April 2023.
The Faculty of Management Sciences graduation ceremony was dedicated to be in her honour in recognition of her contribution to the fields of entrepreneurship and business management.
The Group CEO was honoured for the work she is doing through Icebolethu Funerals, the Icebolethu Foundation and the different roles that she plays in other organisations and the community. She gave a keynote address speaking to graduates about the journey ahead and their expected role in building our nation.
“It is a tremendous honour to receive this recognition from Mangosuthu University of Technology. Icebolethu Funerals has grown and received international recognition, to be honoured at home gives us the courage to be confident in flying the KwaZulu-Natal and South African flags at large. This honour is not only for myself, but the Icebolethu staff, stakeholders and most importantly our clients that continue to support us,” Mcoyi said.
The faculty of Management Sciences hosted graduations from the 18 to 20 April 2023 and all sessions were dedicated to honour this KZN born trailblazer.
Professor Marcus Ramogale, acting vice-chancellor and principal of MUT, said Mcoyi had an inspirational story that he hoped graduates and students alike would learn from.
“Nomfundo Mcoyi transformed herself from being an educator to becoming one of the most respectable and innovative entrepreneurs. Her core business not only employs thousands, but it is also one that many run to when death strikes. Mcoyi is an excellent example of what we always remind our students about looking for opportunities to solve problems that our societies face,” said Ramogale.