Welcome to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in the beautiful coastal city of
Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, and George in the Southern Cape.
We salute our graduates
NMMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Derrick Swartz, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Stephen Saad and Neil Turok
NELSON Mandela Metropolitan University graduation continues this week with the conferring of 6296 degrees, diplomas and certificates at 14 ceremonies.
287 graduates from NMMU’s George Campus were first to be capped in the Garden Route town on Friday and will be followed, from Tuesday morning, by 13 other ceremonies until Monday afternoon (read related news articles...)
During this time 72 doctorates and 427 master’s degrees will be awarded, including 23 doctorates to NMMU staff.
Five honorary doctorates were awarded during Wednesday afternoon’s ceremony to:
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen
Pharmaceutical ground-breaker Stephen Saad
Former South African Deputy-President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Physics and maths pioneer Neil Turok and
Social justice champion Masilamoney Pather (posthumously)
Paul Allen was unable to attend the ceremony – watch his acceptance speech on our YouTube channel.
Each ceremony is available to view via live streaming.
The morning ceremonies start at 9.30am and the afternoon sessions at 2.30pm. Guests are asked to be seated at least 30 minutes beforehand.
Social photographs taken before and after each ceremony will be shared on our Facebook page NMMU4U so please tag yourselves.
Congratulations to all our graduates.