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Alumni Relations Directorate & Contact Info

About Alumni Relations


The Alumni Relations Directorate is responsible for all matters related to alumni relationship building including the day-to-day management and running of the Alumni Association. 
Focus areas of the Directorate include:
• Alumni database and information system management
• Alumni communication and relationship building
• Alumni membership and benefit scheme development
• Alumni chapters and interest group development and support
• Development of the alumni contribution opportunities
• Celebrating alumni successes through recognition programmes
• Building relationships with prospective and current students our future alumni
• Rendering a lifelong service to our alumni
• University shop development

Alumni Relations Staff


Name: Mr Paul Geswindt

Position: Director: Alumni Relations

Qualifications: BComEd, BComHons, PGDE, MA

Location: Summerstrand Campus (North)








Name: Mrs Santhoshini Petersen

Position: Alumni Relations Coordinator

Qualifications: BA Psych, BA Honours

Location: Summerstrand Campus (North)







Name: Mrs Liscka Hendricks

Position: Administration & Communication

Qualifications: NDip Journalism, BTech Journalism

Location: Summerstrand Campus (North)

Email: liscka.hendricks@mandela.ac.za







Name: Ms Uyanda Makanda

Position: Alumni Relations Officer: Intelligence & Engagement Support

Location:  Summerstrand Campus (North)

Qualifications: BA (Media, Communications & Culture)

Telephone: 041 504 3935








Name: Ms Shene Du Toit 

Position: University Shop Manager 

Qualifications: NDip PR, BTech PR

Location: Student Sanlam Village

Telephone: 27 41 504 4708

Fax: 27 41 504 1851

Email: shene.dutoit2@mandela.ac.za






Name: Ms Wendy Scheepers

Position: University Shop Assistant

Location: Student Sanlam Village

Telephone: 041 504 4371

Fax: 27 41 504 1851








Physical Address                                       Postal Address

Alumni Relations Office                                PO Box 77000

Block D, Room 0003                                    Nelson Mandela University

North Campus, Summerstrand                      Gqeberha (former)Port Elizabeth, South Africa,









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

PO Box 77000 | Nelson Mandela University | Gqebehra | 6031 | South Africa

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