Change the world


The Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency, Oubaai, will set the scene for a glamorous and glittering event through which Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) aims to secure the potential and grow the futures of the university’s brightest prospects at the George Campus.

The inaugural “Grand Ball” scheduled for the evening of Saturday, 5 April 2014 is an ambitious project of NMMU George Campus Principal, Prof. Quinton Johnson, to start a bursary fund for financially needy students of outstanding academic merit who have chosen to pursue their studies at this unique campus in the southern Cape.

“If you share our empowering vision for our students and wish to invest in their and our futures, you are invited to join the Campus Principal, NMMU management and friends for a relaxing and enchanting evening of fine dining, entertainment and dance”, says Alet van Tonder, NMMU George Campus marketing and corporate relations manager.  

Dare to try the foxtrot or the waltz, or everything in-between, or simply relax in the company of like-minded individuals who understand that an excellent education is, indeed, the single most powerful tool to change the world. 

Dare to make a difference! Help us to reveal the true splendour of our Madibaz diamonds.

Bookings are now open for individuals and corporate guests or sponsors who would like to pledge to support this initiative.  Tickets sell at R2 250.00 per person or R22 500 for a corporate table which seats ten guests. Contact NMMU George Campus (Ms Mandy Pretorius, 44 801 5180; for more details or to reserve your place at this sparkling occasion.

Prof Quinton Johnson and Executive Mayor Charles Standers

Carrying his heart on his sleeve...  George’s First Citizen, Executive Mayor Ald Charles Standers (right), an educator at heart and by profession, wasted no time in responding to Prof Quinton Johnson’s challenge to secure his place at the upcoming Campus Principal’s Grand Ball scheduled for 5 April.  This glamorous event at the Ballroom, Hyatt Regency, Oubaai, signals the start of a bursary fund for NMMU George Campus students of academic merit.

Grand Ball invitation

Contact information
Ms Alet van Tonder
Manager: Marketing & Corporate Relations
Tel: 27 44 801 5098