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Nelson Mandela University celebrated the success of 171 masters and doctoral students on Tuesday and Wednesday this week hosting its first in-person graduation ceremonies in two years.

Strict COVID-19 protocols were followed to enable the graduands, their guests (limited to two per graduand) and a restricted number of academic and other support staff to graduate safely at the Madibaz Indoor Centre at 10am over the two-day period.  

The ceremonies were also be screened on the University’s YouTube channel.

Given the academic challenges of the past two years due to the pandemic, the success of these graduands - 128 masters and 43 doctorates - added to the significance of the occasion. 

They were joined virtually by struggle veteran and strategist, Joel Netshitenzhe, who was lauded with an honorary doctorate see full story on news site.

Various other success stories about some of our graduates can be found on the website.


  • Tuesday, 14 December:  Faculty of Education; Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Technology; Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Science
  • Wednesday, 15 December:  Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences; Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Law


Congratulations to all our graduands for your resilience in achieving this milestone. Let’s share their success far and wide and use the hashtag #MandelaGrad. 

Article Source: Communication and Marketing Staff Bulletin & FaceBook page

Adapted by: Liscka Hendricks