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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
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
New recruits, fresh approach help seal USSA football deal
The Madibaz women’s football team reaped the benefits of discipline and meticulous planning to gain promotion to the University Sports South Africa A-section last week. Although a courageous Mandela University outfit went down 1-0 to NWU-Mafikeng in the B-section final in Cape Town, they did enough to qualify for... 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
Mandela University participates in the world-first digital twin of the Ocean project
Nelson Mandela University scientist, Professor Mike Roberts and his team have deployed oceanographic instruments to collect data on the ocean dynamics of the Mozambique Channel. This includes collecting information on currents, temperature, ocean productivity, habitats, fish and human populations. This is part of a major research effort to predict... Read more
Madibaz centre embraces physicality ahead of crunch matches
In a game like a rugby with its massive emphasis on physicality, FNB Madibaz centre Troy Delport has taught himself to tackle those sorts of challenges head-on. The 21-year-old was rewarded for his commitment to the game by receiving the Player that Rocks award last week in their big... Read more
Ward, bowler rule in Madibaz Open squash finals
Warren Bower became the first Gqeberha-based Madibaz student to win the Madibaz Open men’s squash title when he defeated teammate Siphelele Mpini in a gruelling final at the university’s South Campus on Sunday. The women’s crown in the annual Nelson Mandela University tournament, sponsored by SA Home Loans, was... Read more

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