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Congratulations to alumna, Homba Mazaleni BHMS '22, who made it to the Top 5 finalists of the Miss SA pageant 
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Mark Shuttleworth: 49-year-old tech tycoon who is the first South African in space

Mark Shuttleworth shines bright among the game changers in the vast realm of technology and space exploration. The 49-year-old South African tycoon is renowned for navigating the intricate orbits of technology and innovation.


With an impressive nine days, 21 hours, and 25 minutes spent in space, Shuttleworth’s journey from pioneering the digital world to becoming the first South African in space has etched his name into history. Shuttleworth’s narrative is a symphony of audacity and intellect that began in the hallowed halls of the University of Cape Town, where he honed his acumen. 


Chemistry postdoc represents South Africa as young observer at IUPAC General Assembly
Nelson Mandela University postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Chemistry, Dr Mapokolo Phiri, has been selected to represent South Africa and participate at the 52nd IUPAC General Assembly, as an IUPAC Young Observer at The Hague, Netherlands.
The IUPAC General Assembly will take place from 18 to 25 August, in parallel to the IUPAC World Congress IUPAC|CHAINS2023.
Meetings of the statutory bodies of the Union, specifically of the Council, Bureau, Division and Standing Committees, will take place followed by the World Chemistry Leadership Meeting on “Catalyzing Innovation for Sustainable Development”.


Mandela University PhD students win French research prizes for their conservation projects

PhD students Alice Bernard and Laura Lacomme, based on Mandela University’s George Campus, respectively, received the first and third young researcher prizes, from the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in France, for their work aligning with renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall’s philosophy.


They form part of the French REHABS international research laboratory, a collaborative partnership between Nelson Mandela University, the University of Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in France, and the French national research centre (CNRS).  


Automotive leader unpacks strategy at Mandela University public lecture

Recognising Africa as the next frontier for automotive opportunities, Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) is expanding into Sub-Saharan Africa and focusing on new energy mobility solutions.

Nelson Mandela University Vice-Chancellor Professor Sibongile Muthwa, left, and Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences Executive Dean Professor Hendrik Lloyd welcome Chairperson and Managing Director of Volkswagen SA Martina Biene to Nelson Mandela University
VWSA Chairperson and Managing Director Martina Biene outlined this along with other nuggets of company strategy at a public lecture held at Nelson Mandela University this week. 
She also let slip a name change for the automotive firm, from VWSA to Volkswagen Group Africa.
Hosted by the University’s Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences on 25 July, the event drew an audience of captains of industry, business thought-leaders and politicians.