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
Maths-inspired art on display in Bay
  “MATHEMATICS is all around us, whether we are .” So says Mia Brettell of East London’s Grens High, who created a human face entirely out of mathematical shapes as her entry in the Eastern Cape’s first Math-Art competition, run by Nelson Mandela University’s Govan Mbeki... Read more
Nelson Mandela University celebrates first paramedic graduates
South Africa has a critical shortage of qualified paramedics. It is a scarce skill, with a total of just under 2 300 qualified Advanced Life Support paramedics. To grow the number of professional paramedics in this country, Nelson Mandela University has been offering its Bachelor in Emergency Medical Care... Read more
Mandela University’s first human settlement graduates will tackle critical housing needs
Imagine if all South Africans lived in decent homes with all the basic services they needed, closer to their workplaces, and with easy access to safe public transport. That is essentially what sustainable human settlement development looks like – and it’s what South Africa is aiming to achieve by... Read more
Master’s students in Visual Art and Design exhibit
Nelson Mandela University’s Visual Art Department from the School of Music, Art and Design will host an exhibition of master’s students work opening on 9 February.  at the university’s Bird Street Campus in Central. The exhibition will showcase the students’ practical work which will be examined alongside their written... Read more
Marine Engineering Lecturer making waves internationally
Nelson Mandela University Marine Engineering lecturer Boswell Lungisa Douse was awarded his Master of Science degree in Naval Architecture in December 2017 from the University of Southampton with his dissertation focussing on the loss of stability of the H.M.H.S Britannic, the sister ship of the S.S Titanic. Part of... Read more
High-tech financial literacy boost for Queenstown learners
Setting a budget, monitoring cash flow and learning how to grow your money are all valuable life skills – although they do not form a core part of classroom curricula. To plug the gap, Capitec Foundation in partnership with Nelson Mandela University’s Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre (GMMDC), has... Read more
Nelson Mandela University’s Enactus Society excels at Business Challenge
Earlier in October, Enactus Society members from Nelson Mandela University competed against nine other universities in the recent University Business Challenge held in Johannesburg in which they ended as first runners-up in the competition. Hemstone Mito, Refilwe Ntsayagae and Nadia Mjwara represented Enactus and Nelson Mandela University. Along with... Read more