for tomorrow



A DEDICATED time for sharing and interacting with prospective future students; big 10-year celebrations and a dialogue around transformation.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University will mark the week ahead with three major events. These events are:

Open Day at the NMMU Indoor Sports Centre on May 8 and 9. This annual event gives high school learners the opportunity to get their future “into focus” by exploring the various study options open to them. With 450 programmes across 120 career fields being offered at NMMU, the choice is not easy. All seven faculties will showcase what they can offer students in a one-stop shop event. Further enquiries: Jo-Ann Daniels on

Madibaz Day on Monday 11 May. Staff and students at NMMU will celebrate their first decade by hosting both an expo and a concert. The expo in the Indoor Sports Centre from 11am to 3pm will showcase all that the university’s various departments, schools, faculties and support services have achieved in the past 10 years.

The expo will be followed by a concert starring the university’s own top talent. The mardi-gras-styled event will see staff and students lounge on the grass on their blankets enjoying picnics with their friends in the adjacent NMMU sports stadium. The University’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Derrick Swartz will also address staff and students at the event. Inquiries: Michael Barry on

·         Transformation Dialogue on Tuesday 12 May at 5pm in the Indoor Sports Centre. In the spirit of creating a better understanding of each other and the present institutional culture at NMMU, the University will host a transformation dialogue facilitated by the Vice-Chancellor. NMMU’s executive deans and other academics are also expected to share at an event especially aimed at NMMU staff and students but which is also open to the public.  

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