Leicester graduates in the news: Jack Mazebedi
Jack Bolaane Mazebedi is a Motswana* – that is, he was born and bred in Botswana – who spent thirty years working in that country’s civil service. But his first love has always been art.
After a childhood spent as a herd boy, Jack studied Animal Health and Management at Botswana Agricultural College, then received a scholarship to Rochester Institute of Technology in the USA where he took a BSc in Graphic Art and Design. Years later, when he wanted to return to education and gain a Masters Degree, he chose the University of Leicester where he studied on the MA course in Mass Communications.
But eventually Jack’s love of art overtook him and he founded his own company, ALBJ Enterprises, which he runs with his wife. His artwork is popular with corporate clients and he even designed logos for the Botswana Football Association and the University of Botswana.
Botswana’s leading newspaper, Mmegi (which means ‘reporter’) has an interview with Jack Mazebedi where he discusses his education, life, career and love of art.
*The plural is Matswana.