Onwards and upwards for SA’s head of e-mobility
From small beginnings working alongside his father in the automotive industry, Hiten Parmar is now leading the automotive technology landscape in South Africa. Parmar’s fascination with electronics inspired his studies in electrical engineering at Nelson Mandela University, paving the way towards his position as director of South Africa’s national... Read more
Solomon Mudege: From football to FIFA HQ
Rising Star awardee and proud Nelson Mandela University alumnus, Zimbabwean-born Solomon Mudege certainly lives up to the award in the 13 years since he first graduated with BCom HMS: Sport & Recreation in 2005, to promotion to FIFA Senior Development Manager, which he achieved earlier in 2018. Mudege is... Read more
Rare plant species found on reserve
A rare and special plant species that was believed to be extinct for years, has literally raised its head on our nature reserve again, making our reserve even more important as a conservation area and raising our status as a reserve. “Aspalathus cliffortiifolia is a critically endangered and exceptionally local... Read more
Nelson Mandela University: Human Origins inspired student architecture
An exhibition of Mandela University‘s second-year Architecture students on “Architectural Engagements with our Human Origins” is currently on display at Werk Workshop in Alabaster Street, Baakens Valley. This collaborative project consists of design proposals for an Interpretation Centre at the Point Discovery Centre (in collaboration with the Point Discovery... Read more
New research initiative to reduce SA’s coastline vulnerability to global change
South Africa’s oceans play a vital role in Southern Africa’s climate and weather patterns, and also influence the climate globally. However, ongoing pollution, climate change and other factors are threatening these oceans. In a bid to lessen the risk and vulnerability of the coastal zone to climate and global... Read more
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