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Alumni Association


The Association supports and enhances the realization of the University's vision and mission through maintaining and expanding positive relationships with its members and through utilising and maximising their expertise, goodwill and influence in support of the University.


•Persons to whom a degree or diploma has been awarded to by the University, the former University of Port Elizabeth or the former Port Elizabeth Technikon.
•Any person to whom the Executive Committee of the Association, upon invitation to or application by such person, has been granted membership of the Association.

Goals & Functions

•To enhance the image of the association both inside and outside the Nelson Mandela University community as an important stakeholder body and an asset to Nelson Mandela University to support the realization of the university’s mission and goals

•To foster loyalty to and pride in Nelson Mandela University among members through effective communication so that they may positively influence others.

•To provide and foster the provision of opportunities for Alumni to contribute in financial and other meaningful ways to the advancement of Nelson Mandela University

•To provide Alumni opportunities to benefit from their relationship with the university

•To promote, protect and maintain the rights of the Alumni Association.

•To promote the ideals and purpose of the University to constituencies and stakeholders of the University.

Alumni Executive Committee  

The Alumni Executive Committee were elected at the Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday, 06 Aug 2019.

Khwezi Blosé

Alumni Association President and Alumni Representative to Council

Michelle Mbaco

Alumni Association Vice President and Alumni Representative to Council



Paul Geswindt
Secretary & Director: Alumni Relations

           Khaya Matiso

     Alumni IF Representative  

Elected Member

Adv Thanduxolo Nkala 

Elected Member 

  Elected Member  

Athenkosi Sityata 

   Elected Member   

Luthando Jack
Dean of Students 

Prof Michelle Mey
Deanery Representative


Chantal Janneker
Senior Director: Communication & Marketing

Dr Denver Webb 
Senior Director: Strategic Resource Mobilisation & Advancement



Pontsho Hlongwane
SRC President


 Santhoshini Petersen

Alumni Relations Coordinator


Shene' Du Toit
University Shop Manager







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Telephone: +27(0)41 504 3935 | Fax: +27(0)41 504 2574 / 1417 | E-mail: alumni@mandela.ac.za

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