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Later this year, we will officially become Nelson Mandela University when our new university name is formally launched – an exciting proposition particularly in respect to the opportunities associated with being named after one of the world’s greatest statesmen.

The new name offers us an opportunity to enhance the repositioning and rebranding and rethink the kind of university we can, and should, become in line with Nelson Mandela’s own legacy. This name will further offer us national, continental and international standing since Nelson Mandela is renowned and revered around the globe.

What does Nelson Mandela mean to you? Some of our Alumni Association Executive members have shared their views. Click on the links below to see their response. Please share your views by emailing us: or post a comment on our Facebook Page NMMU Alumni or tweet us NMMUAlumni using the hashtag #nmu.