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Support for NMMU


The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber agrees that there are fundamental challenges in the tertiary education system in South Africa. The Business Chamber however does not believe that these challenges should be solved through the current unacceptable level of violence and destruction at the country’s universities.

Telkom Foundation launches R3m Bay maths project


THE Telkom Foundation – Telkom’s Corporate Social Investment arm – is pouring R3m into a three-year technology-linked maths project, to boost the results of learners in 10 under-resourced high schools in Nelson Mandela Bay.

NMMU #Trailblazing student does dry run at Lady Slipper


EXCITEMENT and nerves are getting the better of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) #Trailblazing student Nandipha Jack, after a dry run at the 5km Lady Slipper trail this week.

Admittedly a far cry from the 43km she will have to climb in the gallant attempt to raise R4-million to fund academically deserving but financially needy students, Jack, 23, said the climb on Thursday was the eye opener she needed.

Lifetime award for building industry’s Gaye le Roux


Gaye le Roux, Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Department of Quantity Surveying at the then University of Port Elizabeth (now Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University), has spent a lifetime making her mark in what has been a predominantly male environment.

NMMU sport manager first female on USSA Rugby board


The phrase ‘dreams come true’ is one that Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Rugby and Golf Sport Manager, Melissa Awu can attest to after recently being elected as the first female in the University Sports South Africa (USSA) Rugby Executive Committee.

Awu, 31, will be USSA Rugby’s Development Officer for the next three years, working with various universities to try uplift and grow women’s rugby.

“There are approximately eight universities who currently bring teams to USSA women’s league. I will be happy if by the time my work period at USSA is over, I have added four more universities to increase that number to 12.