Nelson Mandela University: Research helping rural community
A guesthouse in the remote Riemvasmaak conservancy area in the Northern Cape now has cost-effective access to water. This is thanks to a solar pump station developed by Nelson Mandela University’s Advanced Mechatronic Technology Centre, in collaboration with the merSETA (Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training).... Read more
Nelson Mandela University: Vision drives Sandile
True success is determined by the number of lives you change.” These are words that postgraduate economics student and entrepreneur Sandile Mjamba lives by – and his will to succeed is largely driven through his endeavours to create the space for youth entrepreneurship development. The soon to be 25-year-old Nelson... Read more
Advanced Diploma in Technical and Vocational Teaching launched
Nelson Mandela University is the first university in South Africa to offer the Advanced Diploma in Technical and Vocational Teaching (Adv Dip TVT). It is a diploma programme which, studied over two years, part-time, will provide lecturers in the TVET sector with a professional lecturer’s qualification. The qualification is... Read more
Nelson Mandela University wins coveted SACO contract
Nelson Mandela University together with a consortium of three university partners have been awarded a multi-year contract to advance the operations of the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) and support the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC). The contract represents a significant investment by the DAC into research focused... Read more
Mandela University’s new TVET diploma response to national challenge
The technical and vocational sector is globally punted as the main driver of post-school education because of its potential to drive economic development. In South Africa, government has identified Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) as a national priority, with a goal of having a headcount of 2.5-million... Read more
George Campus Accounting stars
Close to twenty awards were presented to excelling Nelson Mandela University (George Campus) Accounting students during the prestigious 2018 School of Accounting BCom George Excellence Awards sponsored by SAICA Southern Cape District Association. This highly contested annual awards event, which acknowledges BCom Accounting students who had excelled academically in... Read more
Student Entrepreneurship Symposium seeks to place student entrepreneurship at centre stage
High Rates of unemployment continue to affect thousands of graduates on an annual basis. Every year, universities produce graduates from different academic disciplines and send them into the labour market with an idea that upon graduation, they will be liberated with unlimited job opportunities. According to Stats SA (2018),... Read more
Nelson Mandela University: Senekal scoops gold in Nigeria
Nelson Mandela University student athlete Ischke Senekal continued to show she can perform at the highest level when she won the shot put gold medal at the African Athletics Championships on Sunday. The 25-year-old Bestmed Madibaz Athletics Club member completed a memorable meeting in Asaba, Nigeria, after opening the... Read more
New journal to document student voice on transformation issues
The South African higher education sector is in a state of transition, with conversations around the deepening of transformation in the sector having gained renewed vigour. Students have been key participants and contributors to these conversations, as witnessed during the campaign for access, transformation and decolonisation in recent years.... Read more
Mandela University to launch public art piece on Africa Day
Nelson Mandela University is gearing up to launch its second public art piece in honour of Tat’ uMadiba and his values on education, that is symbolic of the journey and trajectory that the recently renamed institution is taking, on Africa Day on Friday. Following the gazetting and launch of... Read more