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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 Thursday, 15 September 2022.


Siphile Hlwatika


Ayanda Mlatsha

Vice president

Athenkosi Sityata



Paul Geswindt

Secretary & Director: Alumni Relations

Khaya Matiso

Alumni IF Representative

Michelle Mbaco

Alumni Representative to Council


Khwezi Blose'

Alumni Representative to Council

Linda Mafa

Elected Member 

Asiphe Mxalisa

Elected Member 


Lebo Nare

Elected Member

Kaya Ngubentombi

Elected Member 

Dr Bernard Sebake

Acting Dean of Students 


Prof Dalena van Rooyen 

Deputy Dean: Faculty of
Health Sciences

Dr Denver Webb

Senior Director: Strategic
Resource Mobilisation and

Chantal Janneker

Senior Director:
Communication & Marketing


Yiwa Makrwede

SRC President

Santhoshini Petersen

Alumni Relations Coordinator 

Shene' Du Toit

University Shop Manager 


Nelson Mandela University Alumni Association Constitution