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The latest Nelson Mandela University information to keep you informed and up to date. This features news stories about outstanding achievements, new developments, announcements and successes at our University.
National launch of SAHRC social media charter at Mandela Uni
Nelson Mandela University hosted the official national launch of the South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) social media charter last week.
The social media charter is a product of the SAHRC, aimed at educating and guiding users of social media, companies and organizations under the theme: “A Call to Action: Defending Human Rights in the Era of Social Media”.
The Social Media Charter addresses instances of online expression that, while not necessarily meeting the legal threshold for hate speech, nonetheless detract from social cohesion and violate the right to dignity, two important and interlinked principles of the Bill of Rights.
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Mandela Uni Prof ranked amongst the best in SA
Emeritus professor in the School of Information Technology at Nelson Mandela University, Prof Rossouw von Solms, has been ranked by as the 4th best scientist in South Africa for 2022 in the field of Computer Science. is a leading academic platform for researchers. It has just released the 2023 edition of their ranking of best scientists in various research fields. 
This best scholars ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scholars from the field of Computer Science, based on a detailed analysis of 166,880 researchers discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Computer Science, more than 14402 scholars were analysed.
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Huge strings convention boasts seven concerts at Mandela University
Nelson Mandela University’s Music and Performing Arts Department hosted the first ever in-person South African Strings Convention 2023 during March in collaboration with the South African Strings Foundation (SASF). 
A total of 34 guest artists performed in various styles, genres, and combinations over the seven concerts, all in the University’s South Campus Auditorium. These included names like Dizu Plaatjies (uhadi and umrhubhe), Thandeka Mfinyongo (uhadi), Albert Ssempeke (endingidi; Baganda music), Leon Bosch (double bass and conductor), Shaun Johannes (electric bass legend), Zanta Hofmeyr (violin) and Cara Stacey. 
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Mandela University hosted first in-person Open Day weekends since pre-pandemic
Nelson Mandela University hosted its in-person Open Day weekends in Gqeberha and George earlier in March. This is the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown period.
Every year, the University offers prospective students an “insider view” of what they can expect when they choose to study at the institution. The Open Days took place on 10 and 11 march in Gqeberha and 17 and 18 March in George. 
This year, Open Day took place earlier than usual, which was a decision informed by applications for the 2024 academic year opening in April.
“The University decided to move the Open Day weekends earlier to afford prospective students, teachers and parents/guardians ample opportunity to get an insider view of our institutional offering early enough, to be able to make an informed decision when they begin the application process,”
said Student Recruitment Events Specialist, Nosithembele Mrara, who coordinates the Open Days. 
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