This article appeared in the PE Express of 29 August 2018.

NELSON Mandela University (NMU), with its main campus uniquely situated in a nature reserve, has become a safe haven for rehabilitated wild animals.

During October 2014 the Sustainability Research Unit at NMMU George Campus had the pleasure of hosting world renowned sustainability scientist, Prof Carl Folke, Founder and Science Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University and the Director of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

A NEW R50m centre with national and international implications for the tyre industry is to be established at the Faculty of Science, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU).

Harvesting both sun and wind energy ensures that an innovative “off-the-grid” street light still comes on at night, even after days of rainy, sunless conditions.

IN LINE with international trends to embrace the benefits of renewable energy, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) is offering four short courses on alternative energy.

SA’s second-biggest battery testing lab – based at NMMU – is leading national research on batteries for electric cars, ‘stop-start’ vehicles and renewable energy traffic and street lights.