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New Name


It’s official! Our University will be re-launched as Nelson Mandela University on 20 July 2017.

A launch event befitting of the stature of former president Nelson Mandela will be held on Missionvale Campus, with leading provincial, national and international dignitaries from various stakeholder bodies, including Government ministries and departments, the Mandela Family and Foundation, in attendance.

New look

20 July will also mark the change-over date from the present corporate look to the new Nelson Mandela University branding, and other associated changes.

Apart from key signage, branding, communication and marketing collateral, such as stationery and publications, web sites and email addresses will change.


Before the official event, staff and students will have an opportunity to celebrate the new name on Nelson Mandela’s birthday, 18 July, with a pre-launch concert and campaign that are in line with the values we share with our namesake.

Further communication

Further details on the launch, expected changes and the staff and student celebratory concert and the institution’s Mandela Day campaign will follow.

Communication and Stakeholder Liaison