Change the world

The Alumni Annual Fund is an innovative approach to giving that was launched by Prof Muthwa and the Alumni Relations Fund. It is proposed that we encourage as many alumni as possible to give a small amount, of R100 a month or more if they can afford it. It is all about building the culture of giving over a lifetime with a regular gift. You can even get a tax certificate and get a tax benefit for your donation.

We also welcome any major gifts or bequests as well as support to help increase our third stream income sources both locally and globally. Major gifts are normally single amounts that can start at R10 000 to R1m and bequests include in provision made for the University in last wills and testaments which can include assets or cash.

You can even make the University a beneficiary of your life policy. We are simply planting the seed,just in case you do have some spare cash for a good cause.


The Alumni Annual Fund can assist in the following ways:

1.         Support for undergraduate students who perform academically but require

              financial support including those missing middle.

2.         Support for postgraduate students who require financial support in order to      

              increase postgraduate intake.

3.         Support for student development services and enhancing the student


4.         Grow the University Endowment fund to ensure future sustainability of the


There are also benefits to giving and include:

1.         Assisting deserving students at under-and post graduate levels to graduate.

2.         Supporting the University to achieve its vision and goals.

3.         Contributing to the development of people and the country.

4.         Strengthening the alumni network and involvement.

5.         Tax benefits for qualifying donors.


Your alma mater is entering a very exciting era in its history and we have



Mandela Day 2023 Giving Campaign

3 July 2023 marks the official launch of Nelson Mandela University’s Giving Campaign, in which we are striving to raise funds for four projects that aim to change lives.
We have the support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation; and are seeking your help to provide opportunities for thousands of young people who, because of their social circumstances, have faced hardship and adversity. Who knows, with your assistance we could be nurturing the next generation of Nelson Mandelas?
Files to download
Alumni Annual Fund.pdf