More than 30 final year students whose hopes of finishing their academic journey were dashed by a lack of funds shared their excitement at being the recipients of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s (NMMU) #Trailblazing campaign funds.

- #Trailblazing fund recipients excited to finish their journeys
This morning, our VC Prof Derrick Swartz, officially awarded his #Trailblazing bursaries to enable 34 students to complete their studies. At the function, three students told their own stories and thanked the VC and his team for the initiative and for the opportunity to "finish the journey". The funds for these bursaries was raised during the VC and his team's #Trailblazing climb to Machu...
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NMMU has won the bid to host the first ever Women's Rugby 7's Tournament later this year. University Sports South Africa (USSA) Rugby Board member and NMMU Sports Manager, Melissa Awu says she has made it her mission to host this tournament. We'll be hosting the tournament on the 30th of September on the NMMU A field.
Through a partnership with the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and Student Governance and Development (SGD) at NMMU, students are being offered the opportunity to attend the upcoming Kings vs Lions Rugby game and all the festivities for only R10.

Tickets are available on all campuses.
· Go to the cashiers on your campus till Thursday 15:30 and pay R10 for the Kings vs Lions Rugby game....
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Embracing our new name. Later this year, we will officially launch Nelson Mandela University.
We are singularly privileged to bear the name of one of the world’s greatest icons - a man whose humble beginnings, values and hopes resonate with our own hopes for a transformed and better future for all.
It was Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela himself who highlighted the key role of universities as “agents...
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On 21 March, South Africans officially celebrate Human Rights Day, declared a public holiday in 1994 following the inauguration of former president Nelson Mandela.

While it pays tribute to the tragic events of the Sharpeville massacre, it is also a celebration of South Africa’s constitution, which gives equal rights to all.

Human Rights Day is but one of the many bricks in SA's road to...
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Funeka Soga is currently doing her honours degree in Corporate Communication and has recently been selected as a Miss PE 2017 Finalist.

The Miss Port Elizabeth pageant is a philanthropic pageant and is a charity fundraiser for the projects of the Role Models Foundation (084-422NPO).

Funeka would like to help the Imfundo Educare Preschool which initiates and sustains Early Childhood...
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The NMMU Alumni Awards were held at the South Campus Sport Conference Centre recently. Attending the awards are Director: Alumni Relations, Paul Geswindt and award recipients (from left), Parmi Nateson, Musa Khapayi, Prof Lukas Snyman, Asithandile Rangile, Cumngce Gawe and Edward Gutsche, Alumni Association Vice President Khwezi Blose (front from left), Chair of NMMU Council Judge Ronnie...
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Congratulations to Billy Siziba, a Master’s in Architecture student who recently came 3rd overall in the country in the Engen “Pitch & Polish” competition. Pitch & Polish is a lateral-thinking business competition and workshop programme, exposing would-be entrepreneurs to enterprise development training and thinking, helping them to turn their business ideas into business successes.

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Update on accessing graduation details. It seems that some graduates were having problems uploading their ID documents on the link below. The error has been fixed as far as we are aware. Should you still experience a problem, kindly let us know by sending an email to
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A NEW aquaponics unit built on Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s (NMMU) Missionvale Campus is an excellent example of institutional collaboration and partnerships that benefit others.

- NMMU project spans across faculties and disciplines
NMMU students graduating in April must please use the link below to verify their details, as well as obtain additional information about their graduation ceremony: [ Link ]

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There are a number of students who have been admitted to the University but have been unable to register due to awaiting funding confirmation from the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) or other finance-related challenges.

- Finance and registration update – 10 March 2017
Late registration starts from tomorrow (11 March). Students have until 31 March to register. You may do so online via the link [ Link ]

- Registration
Come meet the EP Kings at Missionvale Campus, Student Life Centre, 12:30 – 14:00 Wednesday 08 March 2017!!

As a build up to Saturday, 11 March 2017, 15:00 game at the Nelson Mandela Stadium vs The Stormers at only R10.00 a ticket, per student. (see Mr Y Lusasa, room 102, student life centre for your ticket, if your at Missionvale Campus) Note only one ticket per student!

EP Kings vs Stomers...
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Through a partnership with the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and NMMU's Student Governance and Development (SGD), students are being offered the opportunity to attend the upcoming Kings vs Stormers Rugby game and all the festivities for only R10.

Tickets are available on campus:
·Go to the cashiers on your campus till Thursday 15:00 at the latest and pay R10 for the Kings vs Stormers Rugby...
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Take your ID to this Varsity Cup activation event tomorrow and you can open a bank account there and then.