Change the world


The NMMU Trust is excited to launch an innovative, new campaign, aimed at honouring the legacy of our late president, Nelson Mandela and emphasising the value of education.

The Bursary Legacy ‘Light a Candle’ Campaign is a community based, fundraising drive, aimed at creating educational opportunities for 10 deserving students, who would otherwise not have the resources to pursue tertiary studies.

A first of its kind at the university, the campaign will have a web-based platform and social media presence, where candle holders (donors), will be able to view the progress of the campaign, the student beneficiaries and offer career-related advice.

In the spirit of individual philanthropy, the campaign is meant to be owned by those who support it and demonstrate how collectively, individuals can make a difference in the lives of 10 aspiring graduates.

It gives me great pleasure to be part of this exciting campaign and I urge you to join me in lighting a candle for R500, to ignite a career


Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi

NMMU Trust