Madibaz will stay grounded says Prinsloo
The FNB Madibaz rugby team are riding the crest of a wave in the FNB Varsity Shield this season, but star loose forward Bevan Prinsloo says they will stay humble and remain focused on their goals. Prinsloo was named the Player that Rocks after scoring four tries in the... Read more
Record number attend Madibaz netball tournament
The annual SPAR Madibaz netball tournament held at the south campus in Port Elizabeth over the weekend showed the event has continued to grow in popularity with a record 80 teams attending this year. The two-day tournament at Nelson Mandela University accommodates women’s and men’s teams, providing a perfect... Read more
NMU launches Centre for Philosophy in Africa & SARChI Chair
“How can South Africa, and Africa as a whole, realise communities that are both aware of, and responsive to, their troubled past while remaining committed to social cohesion?” This question emerges as one of the focus areas of the newly launched SARChI Chair in Identities and Social Cohesion in Africa... Read more
Nelson Mandela University readiness for 2019 academic year
Nelson Mandela University welcomed more than 8000 first year students and their parents and guardians at the weekend, and is on track to welcome back all its students on Monday for the official start of the 2019 academic year. This time of the year is not without its challenges,... Read more
Words of wisdom for students
Students at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) must work consistently, manage their finances, ask questions and lead a healthy lifestyle. This was part of the message from vice-chancellor Professor Sibongile Muthwa when she welcomed thousands of new students to the university on Saturday. Students at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) must work... Read more
NMU VC welcomes all to start of academic year
I am truly privileged to welcome you all as we start the 2019 academic year at Mandela University. To those who are returning, thank you for your contributions in 2018 and I sincerely hope that you enjoyed a good break and reconnected with family, friends and communities. To those... Read more
Mandela University readiness for 2019 academic year
Nelson Mandela University operations are in full swing, with academic and support staff gearing up for the official start of the 2019 academic year.   The start of the year is always a busy time and not without some glitches and Mandela University staff and student organisations are working... Read more
Professor Nokhanyo Mayaba: The case for isiXhosa
In grappling with the decolonisation of teacher education, Professor Nokhanyo Nomakhwezi Mayaba’s concern is whether or not curriculum developers invest issues of language – which she believes to be at the heart of the curriculum – with thought and ingenuity. She says, “What I think we continue to get wrong is to... Read more
Nelson Mandela University summer graduation kicks off
Nearly 2000 Nelson Mandela University graduands are set to be conferred their under- and postgraduate qualifications at the institution’s six summer graduation sessions this week. These include more than 30 doctoral degrees and an honorary doctorate to be awarded to Dr Judy Dlamini – a medical doctor, MBA, Doctor... Read more
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