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The Nelson Mandela University Alumni Association invites alumni and academic and support departments to nominate alumni top performers for the 2020 Alumni Achiever and Alumni Rising Star Awards to acknowledge individuals who have made their mark locally, nationally and internationally in their various disciplines and sectors.

2019 Alumni Award recipients….(From left) Rising Star Litha Soyizwapi, Achiever Robin West, Rising Star Dr Thakane Ntholi, Achiever Quinton Uren, and Rising Star Mzukisi Kota. Judy Sikuza accepted the award in absentia.

We kindly request that all nominations clearly state how nominees meet the award category criteria as indicated in the policy documents and that sufficient supporting evidence be submitted with the enclosed relevant nomination forms.

Since the introduction of the awards in 2010, 38 Achiever and 32 Rising Star awards have been  conferred on alumni from across the globe. A full list of award recipients and the relevant documents can be found on our website

Nominations close on 28 August 2020. Nominations and enquiries can be sent to