PRESS RELEASE: First Cohort of Da Vinci BCom Students to Graduate

The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management is a private higher education provider that contributes towards socio-economic development and transformation. The Institute’s purpose is to cultivate managerial leaders through the core principles of work-based action learning by offering students a personalised journey of self-discovery and co-creation.

The Da Vinci Annual Graduation Ceremony will take place on Thursday 10 September 2015 at The Linder Auditorium, Johannesburg. As The Institute’s 15th Graduation Ceremony, it serves to celebrate the accomplishments achieved by Da Vinci students as they arrive near the end of their learning journey, walk across the stage and collect their qualification of which they have sacrificed for and worked tremendously hard for.

This year’s Graduation serves to be an auspicious and momentous occasion as the first cohort of Da Vinci BCom students stand in line to graduate. For the first time in history The Da Vinci Institute will award the BCom (Business Management) qualification to eleven individuals on 10 September 2015. Nine of these individuals are IRCA Global students and started their BCom programme in 2012. The other two individuals are Status Aviation students and started their programme in 2013.

When asked how this achievement made him feel, Mr Thrishan Naicker, Key Account Manager for undergraduate studies responded, “This is one of the highlights of my Da Vinci career. We started this programme in 2012 and have had the privilege to watch these students grow as managerial leaders.”


One of the students in line to graduate in September is Tristan Keeley who is one of the Status Aviation students. In response to how his experience has been at Da Vinci, Keeley replied, “Through doing this qualification it has afforded me the opportunity to expand my knowledge into these different fields and also become much more aware of the operations of business…I am very pleased that I studied at Da Vinci and have been taught by some of the best facilitators in the industry.”

As the countdown of mere weeks begin, the anticipation and excitement is no doubt alive as students and stakeholders of Da Vinci, look forward in celebrating this wonderful achievement at the Da Vinci Annual Graduation, taking place on 10 September 2015 at the Linder Auditorium, Johannesburg.

The Institute is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act 1997, registration no 2004/HE07/003. The Institute is also accredited by the Council of Higher Education (CHE) and its qualifications are recorded with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).