As part of our contribution to the NMMU 10 year celebration, we have produced a booklet “Lessons in Leadership”. This booklet was then broken down into posters which we displayed at the Open Days – as a form of a marketing tool to attract future students by seeing national and international MMMU graduates in top positions globally. All people in our booklet have been given recognition during the past 10 years of NMMU either as honorary doctorates or award recipients.

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The 2015 Alumni Festive Concert celebrated NMMU’s 10th anniversary on 6 May at the DRC Summerstrand and featured more than one hundred performers including the world class NMMU Choir with soloist Lucretia Sikwebu. Proceeds of the event went towards the Alumni Bursary Fund.







As much as NMMU is celebrating its 10th birthday, it acknowledges the important role played by those linked to the university prior to the merger. Their success is also our success today.

Former students are kept abreast of developments at NMMU, invited to events arranged by Alumni Relations and encouraged to invest in the university’s exciting future.

A large range of activities has been planned for 2015, all with 10-year anniversary flavour:

  • PE Chapter Summer Jazz Event (6 March)
  • Alumni Concert@Weis – 15 March
  • PE Chapter Art Appreciation Session – 25 March
  • Graduation Alumni Awareness Drive – 10-20 April
  • Alumni Festive Concert – 6 May
  • Alumni AGM – 22 June
  • Alumni Reflections – 13 August
  • Alumni Giving Day – (tbc) August
  • Alumni Awards – 30 October
  • Alumni Thanksgiving Breakfast - 27 November
  • Ten events involving ten diverse alumni are also planned for internal and external groups.
  • Various chapter events Feb-Nov dates (tbc): Cape Town (30 May); East London (4 June); George (September); Johannesburg (1 July); Pretoria (2 July); London (Jul/Aug)
  • Various partner events such as a celebration of the legacy of honorary doctorate Raymond Uren 24 March (with Napdi and CANRAD) and Isisuza on 22 September with NMMU’s Department of Arts and Culture.
  • Former and current student leaders’ leadership talks. Dates to be finalised with internal partners (Diversity month - August).
  • Student leaders to talk about leadership. Dates to be finalised with internal partners.


Reunions include:

  • 50th anniversary of the NMMU Cricket Club (tbc) November
  • A rugby legacy initiative (tbc) September


A number of publications, including Alumni Relations’ regular print and electronic newsletters, will be published to mark the university’s 10th year.

These special booklets will share stories of notable alumni in the following categories:

  1. Alumni Achievers and Rising Stars recipients
  2. Against All Odds (alumni who graduated despite major challenges)
  3. Notable Sport Alumni
  4. Notable Arts, Culture & Design Alumni
  5. Notable Alumni in Public and Community Service
  6. Women Achievers
  7. Entrepreneurs and Innovators