Change the world

Her love for travel, business and people has set this businesswoman aside from all the rest as she shares her expertise with fellow wine lovers nationally and abroad. Alumnus Olga Hafner is the director of the Garden Route’s most successful wine suppliers, Meridian Wine Merchants and award – winning wine specialist Olga Hafner celebrates many years in the industry, boasting over 42 family owned labels from 25 estates known locally and globally. Olga shares a bit of her life story with us...


Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University graduates are being challenged to reach new heights. Just as the University’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Derrick Swartz pushed himself to summit Mount Fuji in Japan to raise more than R1m, so can those who have completed their first degree dare to also take their careers further.

Creative Alumni Engagement Strategies - In Support of the Alumni Bursary Fund

The Alumni Association recently hosted a very successful lifestyle event in Port Elizabeth in support of the Alumni Bursary Fund. The wine tasting event was sponsored and presented by an alumnus in support of a very worthy cause – to assist academically deserving and financially needy students. The alumni and friends present thoroughly enjoyed the presentation by an expert in the field, as well as the social atmosphere and the opportunity to network with fellow alumni and engage with their alma mater.

Going places…

Local talent soothes the soul in Spain

BMus graduate Tarynne Swarts, who is currently studying towards her doctorate in educational science at the University of Granada in Spain is about to introduce her electro mix of Afro-fusion and Latin-jazz sounds to Port Elizabeth audiences and plans to launch her latest album in May this year.

Message from the President

Last year NMMU celebrated its 10th anniversary as a merged institution built on the solid foundations of its predecessors. The university could proudly reflect on its illustrious achievements and at the same time refresh its mission for a better tomorrow.