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Master’s degree in Maritime Management for a new generation of maritime leaders

The Nelson Mandela University Business School is proud to launch its new Master of Maritime Management (MMM) postgraduate degree.
The MMM degree is designed to empower a new generation of maritime leaders with management skills to grow the maritime sector in the African region and navigate the challenges of the ever-growing global maritime business industry.
Benchmarking against the best in the world, the cutting-edge degree - which commences in 2023 - is designed to provide strategic business skills and knowledge for current maritime professionals working in the maritime sector and related supply chain industries, including offshore and land-based activities.
Nelson Mandela University Graduate School Director, Dr Sam February, said the master’s programme comes at the right time to deal with the 4th Industrial Revolution more effectively to ensure that organisations within the maritime industry remain at the forefront of development.
“The Master of Maritime Management is geared towards equipping maritime professionals with the necessary leadership skills to deal effectively with the challenges offered by this constant evolution of the industry. It not only provides new managerial competencies, but it also allows the participants to contribute to the maritime industry from a research perspective with strong potential for internationalisation,” said Dr February.

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South Africans spend more time online than global average

Cybersecurity researcher Professor Kerry-Lynn Thomson in the School of ICT at Mandela University, shared groundbreaking findings at her inaugural lecture Cybersecurity – Reducing the Attack Surface, held at the University last year.
Among them: South Africans are spending, on average – three more hours online per day – than the global average.
All this screen time is not exclusive to the younger generation. Older people were included in Professor Thomson’s research demographic.  In the age group, 16 to 64 years, the global average is six hours spent online per day, while South Africans spend, on average, a minimum of ten hours per day,” said the professor.                                                         
“This includes watching television, social media (3,5 hours), music streaming and gaming, with 25 million South Africans being active social media users. WhatsApp, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook are the most popular platforms in South Africa.”


“In South Africa, with a population of 59.67 million, 64% have access to the internet,” said Professor Thomson. Moving further afield, there are 7.73 billion people on the planet, and 4.66 billion of them are global internet users. Almost 60% of the world’s population has internet access. Most organisations rely on internet connectivity.

Mandela University launches part-time PGCE programmes to boost teacher capacity

Nelson Mandela University launched a new offering of part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education programmes at the institution’s North Campus, in Gqeberha, on Monday 6 June 2022.
The two-year PGCE part-time programmes will be offered from 2023 on the University’s South Campus, with lectures taking place in the late afternoons from Monday to Thursday.


With the demand for new teachers anticipated to increase until at least the year 2030, as current teachers reach retirement age and there is an increased demand for teachers due to population growth, this new offering bodes well with efforts to boost teaching capacity in schools.

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Olympic experience prepares Madibaz pair for world champs

Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: Having cut their international teeth at last year’s Olympic Games, Madibaz water polo stars Ashleigh Vaughan and Meghan Maartens know what it will take to leave their mark on the World Aquatics Championships in Hungary in June.
The pair from Gqeberha have been included in the South African team for the event that takes place from June 18 to July 4.
They will be joined in the squad by head coach Delaine Mentoor, also the Madibaz coach who guided the university team to Currie Cup victory in the women’s tournament in East London earlier this year.
Twenty-three-old left back Vaughan and goalkeeper Maartens, also 23, are now looking to build on their Tokyo experience.
“I definitely think that playing in Tokyo has helped me understand the level of international polo that we will be up against at World Champs, plus the standard we will need to reach to be competitive,” said Vaughan.
“It will be essential to play as a team and not forget that the end goal is to improve the programme of SA polo overall.
“It’s important to never drop our heads, no matter the score, and to be grateful that we are able to play with and against the best of the best.”
Vaughan and Maartens were both part of the Currie Cup-winning side and have continued to work hard to develop their overall play.