thinking beyond

Who are the Alumni?

Alumni are all holders of the Central University of Technology, Free State certificate, diploma or degree.  Alumni is a generic name for past students of the CUT.  It also includes all past students of the Vista University Campus in Welkom, which was incorporated to the former Technikon Free State on 1 January 2004 to form the new institution.

CUT Alumni News

Watch our newsletter launch video

First Edition | 28 June 2021

2021 Doctoral Graduation Ceremony

CUT's Department of Information Technology newly capped doctorates. From left, Dr Mkhonto Mkhonto, Prof. Muthoni Masinde, Head of the Department, and Dr Sheethal Liz Tom.

Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration, Prof. Itumeleng Mosala shares a cheerful moment with Ms Jacqui Pietersen, Deputy Director: Alumni Affairs, as they film a segment for the graduation ceremonies.

CUT Alumni Bursary Fund

The Dr Ruth Mompati Alumni Chapter in Vryburg, North West Province pioneered crowdfunding for the CUT Alumni Bursary Fund. Your generous gesture is indicative of your commitment to make a difference in the lives of your fellow alumni and CUT community. Read the news story in the archive, CUT launches Dr Ruth Mompati Alumni Chapter in Vryburg

Your alma mater is proud of you!

Alumni and Friends who would like to pay it forward, can pledge support via the online payment option.

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Join our online CUT Alumni communities

Visit the Central University of Technology, Free State LinkedIn page and join the conversation.


Join us on the CUT Alumni Facebook page.

  • Volunteering to serve on the chapter committees of CUT Alumni in your different regions.
  • Tracing your fellow alumni and help us organize special events around the country.
  • Being an active member of a worldwide network of CUT professionals.
  • Being informed of developments at your university through the alumni newsletter and other CUT publications.
  • Sharing your achievements with your fellow alumni through sending news and features for inclusion in our CUT alumni newsletter via the Alumni Relations Office.
  • Participating in student recruitment.
  • Using certain CUT facilities at greatly discounted rates for you as an Alumnus.

What is a Chapter?

A CUT Alumni Chapter is a branch in an area where there is a concentration of former students of the institution.  It executes programmes which supports the Central University of Technology, Free State’s mission and vision. CUT Alumni Chapters participants provide valuable feedback to the university on how to serve alumni, what type of information alumni wish to receive, what connections they wish to make and how they wish to participate in the university’s life.

Terms of Reference for AGM

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Communiqués and Publications


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Deputy Director: Alumni Affairs
  • Pietersen Jacqueline
  • Tel: +27 (0)51 507 3400
  • jhpietersen@cut.ac.za
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Alumni Officer
  • Thabo Mzamani
  • Tel: +27 (0)51 507 3791
  • mzamanit@cut.ac.za
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Andile Khumalo delivers CUT’s 7th annual Herman Mashaba Lecture

Andile Khumalo delivers CUT’s 7th annual Herman Mashaba Lecture

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CUT’s Dr De Smidt selected for the DHET Future Professors Programme

CUT’s Dr De Smidt selected for the DHET Future Professors Programme

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U.S. Consulate Johannesburg visits CUT

U.S. Consulate Johannesburg visits CUT

CUT News Leadership Research and Innovation

The U.S. Consul General, Mr Vincent Spera and delegates visited the Central University of Technology...


  • 10 July 2021