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Arts, Culture and Heritage


Nelson Mandela University`s Department of Arts, Culture & Heritage endeavors to:

  • Enrich,transform,promote and communicate the cultural voices of NMU
  • Promote Art,Projects,programs which reflect the cultural ethos and transformational agenda of South Africa
  • Contribute to the development and restructuring of social cohesion within our metro, province and country through the Arts
  • Promote broad social,economic link with relevant stakeholders in the community
  • Deliver this service to NMU's publics professionally and with integrity

The Arts,Culture & Heritage Unit is involved in the broader Arts and cultural communities in the Nelson Mandela Metro and beyond

Our projects, events and programmes aims to address the need for a vibrant stimulating ‘cultural space’ where interactions between students and the community are able to play itself out in an environment that is relatively safe, yet challenging enough, to contribute to the transformative changes required at NMU.

We represent NMU`s community involvement in the Arts and its development within this sector.

Lastly we strive to provide learning and developmental opportunities for our students by integrating our activities and programmes into the broader learning and living objectives of NMU. Our events have ensured student engagement in learning outside of the lecture room and encouraged the social integration of our students.

Contact information
Mr Michael Barry
Head of Department
Tel: 041 504 2508

Mrs Michelle Du Preez
Cultural Co-Ordinator
Tel: +27 41 504 2508