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Ubuntu is one of the six NMMU values that the George Campus staff and students strive towards, and what better opportunity to practice this value than at the CANSA Relay for Life. This year’s event, which took place on the 16th March saw three teams of Madibaz willingly sign up to participate in the fun, overnight relay.

Apart from participating in the actual event, students raised funds in the form of cash donations which were given by their fellow students and lecturers. All the money received was donated in support of the CANSA's worth cause.

The NMMU masters team of twelve managed to contribute a whopping R3676 to the CANSA fund and walked a combined 235.2km during the relay held at Carpe Diem School at the weekend. This equals the distance to Oyster Bay,  from George!

The team members of the three NMMU teams applauded the cancer survivors and their caretakers as they completed the final stretch around the relay track. Photo by Justine Dickinson

Students, Thamsanqa Madonsela and Eugene Maritz led the way as the NMMU teams followed behind on the first lap of the relay. Photo by Justine Dickinson

Team spirit… Marlise van Eck, Jeffrey Lekoloane and Michaela Braddock chanted the letters N.M.M.U in support of their team as they made their way around the track. Photo by Justine Dickinson

Equipped with their walking socks... NMMU students who are completing their Master’s Degree at the George Campus displayed their creative flair by wearing colourful socks for a special lap at the event. The students are from left row, back to front, Aneri Vlok, Amanda Pontier, Ryno Pienaar and Willem Matthee. Right row, front to back: Tatenda Mapeto, Abigail Crisp, Verouschka Sonn and Salomon van Zyl. Photo by Heidi Sonnekus

Contact information
Miss Alicia Maclean
MCR Intern
Tel: 044-801 5081