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UP chancellor’s medal awarded to Nonkululeko Gobodo, SA’s first black woman CA
“Wherever you are and whichever job or profession you are in, do your part!” These are the words of Nonkululeko Gobodo who, in 1987, became the first black woman in South Africa to qualify as a chartered accountant (CA).Gobodo was recently awarded the Chancellor’s Medal by the University of... Read more
SA’s top students aim to qualify for squash Worlds at NMU Open
The Nelson Mandela University Open squash tournament, named a selection event for the student Worlds in Johannesburg in September, has attracted a star-studded national field. Tristen Worth will target his second title in three years at Crusaders in Gqeberha from today to Saturday. The East London local, who has... Read more
Madibaz relish ‘golden opportunity’ to impress at USSA regatta
The Madibaz are primed to take on the top student rowing teams in the country at the University Sports South Africa sprints regatta in the Western Cape this weekend. Maties will host the competition on Friday and Saturday at the Misverstand Dam on the Berg River near Porterville. Much... Read more
Manuel urges Madibaz ‘to be warriors’ in Tuks showdown
Madibaz rugby coach David Manuel has called for an undiluted 80-minute effort when his team takes on UP-Tuks in Friday’s final round-robin match of the FNB Varsity Shield competition. The imminent showdown in Pretoria is building up to be an epic between the competition’s only two unbeaten sides. Tuks,... Read more
WSU B-Tech graduate hosts AmaXhosa beadwork
In an effort to preserve traditional legacies and provide a platform for the elderly to share their stories, 41-year-old Zodwa Tutani, a WSU Fine Art B-Tech graduate, recently curated an exhibition titled “Imbuyiselo” at the East London Museum.  The exhibition showcased beadwork by the elderly from Nomzamo Old Age... Read more
UFH, SA Council of Social Professions collaborate to empower students
The University of Fort Hare’s (UFH) Department of Social Work and Social Development recently hosted members from the South African Council of Social Services Professions (SACSSP), a crucial regulatory body that oversees the registration processes for social workers, student social workers, and auxiliary social workers across South Africa. The... Read more
Bursary funding helps address local development, community well-being
Access to bursary funding for tertiary education for girls and women in the greater Kouga area not only promotes gender equality but also helps address broader issues related to economic development and community well-being. In a stride towards catalysing socio-economic development, Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm’s Scarce Skills Bursary Programme... Read more
Madibaz run amok as continuity proves decisive in Varsity Shield
Continuity is proving to be the rocket fuel that has propelled the Madibaz to their unbeaten run in the FNB Varsity Shield this season. This is the view of captain Leon van der Merwe, who was voted the Player that Rocks after Mandela University stormed to their fifth consecutive... Read more
Gqeberha speedster ready for next assignment
Rising Madibaz speedster Ntiyiso Nkanyani, who set a personal best to annex the 400m hurdles title at the U20 nationals last week, is hoping to impress against even stiffer competition at the USSA championships in Stellenbosh this week. “My goal is to try to make the podium since I... Read more
Madibaz cricket coach’s career comes full circle
Experienced coach Garth Anderson has a burning ambition to guide the Madibaz to the upper echelons of university cricket after being appointed as the new Nelson Mandela University mentor. The journey to Gqeberha completes a round trip back to his roots for the 40-year-old former player, who represented the... Read more

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