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We value our alumni:

  • Our alumni are our success stories.
  • Our alumni form our global footprint
  • Our alumni have a permanent relationship with us.
  • Our alumni are our most valuable brand ambassadors

2015 NMMU Alumni Award Recipients

This years Alumni Awards was held at the NMMU Vodacom Indoor Centre on 30 October 2015, this years recipients were back from left, Ruan Viljoen (Rising Star), Nicholas Graham (Achiever), Gugu Nxiweni (Rising Star), Prof Lennox Nqkubela Ruxwana (Rising Star), Songezo Zibi (Rising Star) and Patrick Upton (Achiever); front from left Kevin Hustler (Special Award), Andrew Hannington (Achiever), Michelle Brown (Special Award) and Zola Yeye (Special Award)


This video, of our own staff and students, explains how we see ourselves as NMMU, moving towards 2020. Vision 2020 is a “roadmap” which
provides a broad, overarching strategic framework that guides key choices and actions in a direction that foregrounds eight strategic priorities.
We hope you will join us on this exciting journey and that you will share this  3 minute YouTube video with your friends and family and on your social networks.

“Let's do this together – for tomorrow”




  • CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS … BA English & Psychology graduate, full-time writer and author of three novels, Isla Morley, received her Alumni Rising Star Award at an alumni event held at the South End Museum during her visit to South Africa in December 2014. Morley who is based in Covina (in greater Los Angeles) was unable to attend the Alumni Awards ceremony in November. Handing over her award is President of the Alumni Association Randall Jonas (left) and Alumni Council Representative Prof Hugh Jeffery.

  • ALUMNI EXCELLENCE … Tracy Cheetham (back from left), Baxolile Mabinya, Nicholas Hafner, Deon Schoeman, Dr Hanningtone Gaya, Garret Barnwell, Nomkhita Mona (front from left) and Dr Amber Anderson (right) were the recipients of NMMU’s 2014 Alumni Awards. Congratulating our recipients were Alumni Association President Randall Jonas (second from right), NMMU Vice Chancellor Prof Derrick Swartz and Director: Alumni Relations Paul Geswindt.

  • GIVING BACK … This year’s annual Alumni Association Executive Alumni Thanksgiving Breakfast was held at The Campus Boma on South Campus. The breakfast was held to thank our alumni, staff & friends for all their support on various levels during the year. R150 000 was also contributed to the endowment fund as well as R20000 towards the Alumni Bursary Fund from Paul Tai Hing. Handing over the cheque to Prof Derrick Swartz (right) were Alumni Association Treasurer Vernon Naidoo (from left), Alumni Association President Randall Jonas and Acting CEO of NMMU Trust Renita Affat

  • CELEBRATING ALUMNI EXCELLENCE … The Computing Sciences Department celebrated the achievements of alumni and students at a recent breakfast attended by staff, students, alumni and industry partners. Present at the breakfast event was Director: Alumni Relations Paul Geswindt (from left), Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber Top 40 under 40 achievers and alumni Devereaux Joubert and Mohammed Cassim, Alumni Rising Star award recipients Nicholas Hafner and Baxolile Mabinya (right) and Computing Science head Prof Jean Greyling.

  • BURSARY RECIPIENTS … The Alumni Bursary Fund assisted many deserving students with bursaries over the past few years. Director: Paul Geswindt (left) and Alumni Association president Randall Jonas (centre) are joined by some of our recipients Faith Moyo, Tafadzwa Chijabvu, Sonnetta Human, Kylie Hughes, Welcome Kupangwa, Joy Hughes and Fredwin Martins


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Alumni Executive Meetings 2016

Summer Graduation

Alumni Executive Meetings (2015)

Alumni & Joint Events


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