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A website dedicated to all matters relating to our transition from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University to Nelson Mandela University is now available.

The website aims to offer both internal and external stakeholders a convenient one-stop shop of all information about the University’s journey towards embracing a new name, a new look and a new identity.

Engagement opportunity
It also offers an engagement opportunity – Share with us – to supplement the New Name Conversations already underway for staff and students and the anonymous online platform SOAPBOX.

New name website
Sections offered on the new site are:

  • Our story – our University’s history and hopes captured alongside the story of Nelson Mandela
  • Multimedia – videos featuring our own staff and students
  • Key communiques – enabling you to find relevant information relating to the transitionary process
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Share with us - an opportunity to offer insights on our the possibilities/responsibilities that come with bearing the name Nelson Mandela
  • Galleries
  • Nelson Mandela quotes

Your input
Just as the new identity for our university is being collectively formed through ongoing engagement, so we welcome all ideas towards improving the website and in making it as interactive and dynamic as possible. Drop a mail to


Communication and Stakeholder Liaison


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