Mandela Uni students show their skills in coding
The recent Propella Business Incubator’s virtual Hackathon proved to be a great platform for Mandela Uni students to excel. The top three teams were all from our University! Winning the competition was a team called “404 Not Found” – made up of students Jessica Schoeman, Claudio Dos Santos and Keenan... Read more
Chess star making all the right moves ahead of online Olympiad
Madibaz student Charlize van Zyl will use the time left ahead of South Africa’s entry into the Online Chess Olympiad to fine-tune her preparations for the competition in August. This tournament has been set up after the actual Chess Olympiad, scheduled for Russia next month, was postponed to 2021... Read more
WSU students study Portuguese Youtube & build machine for rural agriculture
Four WSU National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering students will effectively re-imagine subsistence living and agri-business for rural Eastern Cape communities through their Corn Sheller machine design that can shell corn kernels in minutes.  A corn sheller is a piece of machinery used to remove corn from a cob for human consumption... Read more
Planning critical to success, say Madibaz cricket graduates
Forward planning to ensure they could handle both their academic and sporting commitments was crucial to their success, say Madibaz cricketers Matthew Christensen and Luphumlo Ncanywa. The Nelson Mandela University student-athletes graduated this year, Christensen with a BCom in business management and Ncanywa with a doctorate in chemistry. Their... Read more
Madibaz rugby graduate tells of victory over adversity
Humble Madibaz rugby prop Tembelihle Yase has demonstrated how hard work and a strong support base helped him achieve his aims after a period of great uncertainty when his varsity funding dried up. The 25-year-old Nelson Mandela University graduate, who is doing his master’s in marketing, feared his varsity... Read more
Madibaz graduates driven to balance sport and studies
Drive, old-school discipline and time-management skills are shared traits of the latest crop of Madibaz Sport graduates. That – along with support from their families, friends, lecturers and coaches at Nelson Mandela University – have seen these student-athletes excel in their chosen fields. Rugby scrumhalf Dundre Maritz, who graduated... Read more
WSU students produce 2,000 masks in Covid-19 battle
WSU’s courageous second-year Fashion Design students have braved the Covid-19 pandemic to help produce two thousand Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for university staff. The five-day mass production project is manned by thirteen students and their lecturer, Ms Nomonde Peter, who commended the students’ dedication to their craft. “We initially... Read more
Joy as Madibaz rugby returns to Varsity Cup
Director of sport Yoliswa Lumka and rugby manager Ntsikelelo Ngcakana have paid tribute to the FNB Madibaz team for their efforts in earning promotion to the Varsity Cup competition. After two years of playing in the Varsity Shield, the Nelson Mandela University outfit have returned to the top flight... Read more
Academic, sport focus produces worthy graduates
Madibaz squash mentor Jason le Roux believes a sensible combination of academic focus and sporting ambition can produce graduates worthy of making an impact on society. The 37-year-old coach, who is also a leading player, has had an influential role in Nelson Mandela University’s squash fortunes since he moved... Read more
Africa’s generational wealth through indigenous knowledge IP
African indigenous knowledge systems along with other rural innovations could yield generational wealth for Black communities through Intellectual Property (IP) applications and commercialization, according to WSU’s Technology Transfer Manager, Dr. Ncebakazi Galada. WSU will playits role to educate, equip and encourage its community and general public on the value... Read more

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