Why are we naming & renaming?

Nelson Mandela University officially launched its new name in 2017 as part of the next phase in its journey to becoming a great African university.

A new entity needs a new identity and therefore new names would be an inevitable outcome of such a process. The general transformation imperative within the University would also be advanced by addressing the issue of naming and renaming. Changing names can be an important visual indicator of broader transformation interventions.

Physical infrastructure in the form of buildings is an important part of a university, and constitutes and facilitates the academic projects, namely the teaching, learning, research, engagement, student and staff campus life and public experience. Read more...