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
#MaskUpMandela: Changing behaviour, saving lives
Changing behaviour to save lives is the overriding hope of the #MaskUpMandela movement. It’s about each one of us doing something ordinary to ensure an extraordinary impact – that of protecting ourselves and protecting others by simply (making and) wearing masks. Nelson Mandela University’s #MaskUpMandela movement is not unique... 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
Mandela Uni student to represent SA at international talent competition
Reasons to be Proud – #R2bP: First year Public Management student, Siviwe Dyubhele, has been selected to represent South Africa at the International Model and Talent Association convention, scheduled to take place in New York in July. The International Modelling and Talent Association (IMTA) is a platform for up-and-coming talent... Read more
Madibaz await key Varsity Cup rugby decision
The FNB Madibaz rugby team will be awaiting the decision of the Varsity Cup organisers with bated breath after having a successful season halted in mid-stride by Covid-19. The worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus and the subsequent hold on all sporting events saw the Nelson Mandela University’s Varsity Shield... Read more
Yabelana app to benefit communities
Eastern Cape communities do not have to fear that they will be left out in the cold during the 21-day lockdown period announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. All the information they need will be available by downloading an app on their mobile phones. The Yabelana (Xhosa for ‘to share’)... Read more
Successful online tutorial to aid learning and teaching
The Accounting Sciences Department at Mandela University has just piloted an online tutorial project to promote online learning in their department. Staff members Tarish Jagwanth, Lee-Ann MacPherson and Feroza Oliveria in conjunction with e-technologist Andrew Thuo, conducted extensive research from the start of the year and recently the first-ever... Read more

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