DUT’s Lazarus Obtains Cum Laude and Dean’s Merit Award

DUT’s Lazarus Obtains Cum Laude and Dean’s Merit Award


The Durban University of Technology (DUT) graduate, Lisanne Lazarus graduated with Cum Laude and a Dean’s Merit Award with her National Diploma in Journalism from DUT at Fred Crookes Sports Centre, Steve Biko Campus, today.

“It was an amazing experience but over so quick. I wish it was longer. However, I am chuffed to be the only one to obtain Cum Laude and the Dean’s Merit Award,” she said excitedly.
Her family were present to support her on her big day and she was equally thrilled to share the momentous occasion with her fellow class mates.

Lazarus is currently the Digital Producer East Coast Radio’s Breakfast Show. Lazarus’s future plan is to ultimately become a TV presenter. However, she also wants to continue her academic journey and plans to enroll for her BTech in Public Relations Management at DUT.

Besides tackling her studies, Lazarus was one of the contestants on the Tropika Island Of Treasure-Season 8, on SABC 3. She was recently declared as the winner of the reality series, Tropika Island of Treasure-(Season 8). Lisanne Lazarus and Brendan Peyper (talented South African musician and songwriter) from #TeamRed claimed victory, making them the winners of #TIOT8 and of the prize of R1 million on the final episode of the series on 30 April 2018.

Career wise, Lazarus says she is blessed to have met a lot of influential people who are in the career that she would love to pursue. “As an individual I had to grow up and mature before many people my age. Everything that I do I have to constantly think about my reputation and what I would like people to refer to me as and that is as a brand. She has indicated that she will see what projects come her way as only time will tell.

Her advice to future Journalism students at DUT is to do it for the passion and always aim to excel in it whatever they do.

Pictured: Lisanne Lazarus

Waheeda Peters

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