Change the world


Carrying the name of one of the world’s greatest leaders brings with it enormous responsibility. This is something Nelson Mandela University takes very seriously, as it strives to be a university that is of service to society.   
At its annual Alumni Awards on November 26, the university was proud to honour seven outstanding alumni – among them Nelson Mandela’s great grandson, who is working to strengthen the media in East and Southern Africa, a woman making significant environmental strides globally in the traditionally male-dominated mining sector, a lawyer at one of the world’s biggest firms who fights for children’s rights in his free time, and an inspiring achiever who has proved you are never too old to learn.