A FULL calendar of events, publications, discussions and the unveiling of various arts, culture and heritage projects are part of NMMU’s plans to mark its 10th anniversary.

Following the formation of a steering committee to guide institutional-wide plans to celebrate the university’s 10th anniversary, the following broad areas will be marked by:

  • A celebration of the making of NMMU’s academic project through seminars, panel discussions and a public lecture or colloquium involving staff and students.
  • A series of arts, culture and heritage events marked by the likes of the unveiling of a life-sized statue of Nelson Mandela and a Madiba shirt, a “Madiba – Man of the People” photographic exhibition by Peter Magubane and through the initiation of a “Voices of Africa” bench projects by NMMU students on Missionvale Campus.
  • A Student Representative “Students’ Perspective” of the making of the NMMU academic project discussion and debate through the hosting of a reunion of past SRC presidents, and possibly student dialogue and debate via the university’s Centre for Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD).
  • Organising a series of events celebrating the 10-year milestone with the NMMU community and its partners such as the Alumni Awards, the Vice-Chancellor’s Cultural Evening and a 10km race.
  • A series of celebrations from T-shirt Tuesday through to Madibaz Day (see accompanying story) to ensure ongoing “gees” throughout 2015.
  • Communication and media – a dedicated 10-year website, two publications, two newspaper supplement and a video will capture various aspects of NMMU’s achievements to students, staff and various stakeholders.           

Contact information
Mrs Debbie Derry
Deputy Director: Communication
Tel: 041 504 3057