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“Show you care – c’mon colour your hair – or even better shave it all off!  All for a good cause!”  This was the message the Student Council and Senior students at NMMU George Campus shared with all on campus when they recently hosted a Shavathon in aid of Cansa.

The young Madibaz and staff at the NMMU George Campus showed that their hearts are in the right place when they gathered in large numbers on Thursday 5 March 2015 to support the official fundraising project of Cansa Shavathon 2015!

Vibrant music and lots of fun were part of the event that also marked the second of TEN outreach and community projects to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of NMMU this year.  This also fits in with the values and life’s lessons which the university’s namesake, Dr Nelson Mandela, himself portrayed and which form the basis of NMMU’s value system.

The accompanying photographs communicate the unfolding story of Shavathon 2015 at NMMU George Campus…


NMMU George Student Council member, Aphiwe Nyanisa, sports a new haircut and orange spray paint to match the look at the CANSA Shavathon which took place at NMMU George Campus recently.

A “thumbs up” by second year Tourism Management student, Jason-Jon Haskin, signals his approval of his colourful hair and beard.

Pieter Janse van Rensburg from the NMMU George Marketing and Corporate Relations department accepts a monetary donation from Sports Manager, Hugo Loubser. All contributions from staff and students were donated to CANSA’s George branch.

NMMU George Financial Aid officer, Karen Hendricks graciously adds a touch of colour to the hair of her colleague Ilona Joshua.

The cheerfulness of the day was evident on the faces of the student council representatives and students who participated in the event. From left and clockwise is, Thandekile Njozela, Deboeseng Nazo, Fizwa Vilane, Prince Masemola, Khayelihle Ndlovu and centre, Anathi Masebeni. In front is Aphiwe Nyanisa.

NMMU George Campus students, Chris-Mari Heath and Tara Naeser look on in fascination as Samukelisiwe Msweli sprays the hair of Eileen Jooste.

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