Charity profile


Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s vision is to be a dynamic African University recognised for its leadership in providing cutting-edge knowledge for a sustainable future.”

In order to support Vision 2020, the University has to increase its subsidy, maintain competitiveness of its fees and rapidly grow its 3rd stream income via a major capital raising campaign with an Endowment component.  

The goal of “YOUR GIFT for a better tomorrow” is to raise R1 billion by the year 2020.  This capital and endowment campaign is a University fundraising project to support the Vision 2020 objectives. The campaign has two legs: 

  • Raising R500m for NMMU projects
  • Establishing a R500m Endowment Fund

The investment returns after 2020 will be used to fund strategic projects, and provide financial security and sustainability to NMMU. 

Alumni and friends of NMMU (and former University of Port Elizabeth and PE Technikon) are invited to contribute towards taking NMMU to even greater heights. 

If 1000 alumni and friends each contribute R100 per month, R1.2m can be available annually towards NMMU projects. Any contribution is welcome, whether a single or monthly donation.