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Nelson Mandela University is excited to announce that it will be hosting a series of graduation recognition ceremonies for the 2020 and 2021 graduates who graduated in absentia and virtually due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The recognition ceremonies will form part of the forthcoming Summer Graduation season for Masters and Doctoral graduates.

The Management Committee of the University approved the hosting of these events at the Madibaz Indoor Centre from 12 – 15 December 2022.

2020 and 2021 graduates who completed their studies at George Campus will form part of these ceremonies in Gqeberha.

“We are very excited to acknowledge our graduates who through no fault of their own, did not have the opportunity to wear a gown and walk across the stage to receive their qualifications,” said Mandela University Registrar Edgar de Koker.

The 2020 and 2021 graduates will soon be contacted to confirm their attendance to enable the University to plan appropriately for the number of ceremonies to be held.

The University community is looking forward to celebrating with our graduates and their loved ones during these few days in December.


Contact information
Mrs Debbie Derry
Deputy Director: Communication
Tel: 041 504 3057