The Beat Revolution: 18:00 – 20:00

Friday 7 September – Thursday 13 September

  1. SPHEctacula & Dj Naves – Bhampa ft. Beast Tipcee & DJ Tira
  2. DJ Maphorisa DJ Raybel – iWalk Ye Phara ft. Moonchild Sanelly x K.O x Zulu Mkhathini
  3. Sho Madjozi – Huku
  4. Prince Kaybee – Banomoya (ft. Busiswa & TNS)
  5. Rudeboyz – Let It Flow ft. Zameka
  6. Tipcee-  Fakaza ft. Joejo
  7. DJ Ganyani – Emazulwini (feat. Nomcebo)
  8. Babes Wodumo – Ka Dazz
  9. Dladla Mshunqisi – Pakisha (ft. Distruction Boyz & DJ Tira)
  10. Master KG – Skeleton Move [Feat. Zanda Zakuza]


The Rooftop: 11:00 – 13:00

Friday 7 September – Thursday 13 September

  1. Harmonize ft. Diamond Platnumz – Kwa Ngwaru
  2. Davido – Assurance
  3. StarBoy – Soco ft. Wizkid, Ceeza Milli, Spotless, Terri
  4. Falz – This is Nigeria
  5. Tekno – Jogodo
  6. Sauti Sol – Short N Sweet [Feat. Nyashinski]
  7. Mayorkun – Bobo Ft. Davido
  9. Olamide and Wizkid – Kana
  10. Phyno – Onyeoma ft. Olamide




The Dew: 09:30- 12:30

Sunday 9 September – Saturday 15 September

  1. LaSauce – Ncese
  2. Sjava ft Emtee & Saudi – Abangani
  3. Shekhinah – Different (ft. Mariechan)
  4. NaakMusiQ feat. Bucie – Ntombi
  5. Black Coffee & David Guetta – Drive feat. Delilah Montague
  6. Lady Zamar – It’s You (Dreaming)
  7. NASTY C – Jungle
  8. Simmy – Ubala feat Sun-EL Musician
  9. DJ Merlon Feat. Soulstar and Mondli Ngcobo – Thembalami
  10. K.O – Waya Waya ft. Cassper Nyovest
  11. Holly Wasserfall – Deeper Holly Rey
  12. Boity – Wuz Dat (feat. Nasty C)
  13. Cassper Nyovest – Gets Getsa 2.0
  15. VUSI NOVA ft Zahara – Usezondibona
  16. Kelly Khumalo – Jehova Ft. J FLO
  17. DJ Speedsta – Combos Communicating ft Okmalumkoolkat
  18. Zonke – Tonight
  19. Mi Casa – Vida e Doce
  20. DJ Sumbody (feat.  Cassper Nyovest Thebe  Veties) – Monate Mpolaye



Conversations for a Better Future

By: Andisile Klaas

Port Elizabeth – In a bid to promote inclusivity, representation and equality, the Nelson Mandela University’s Faculty of Arts hosted the first ever Being Human(E) in the 21st Century Conference. This international 3-day event took place from Wednesday, August 22nd until the 24th of the same month at the North Campus’ Conference Centre.

The Faculty of Arts for the Nelson Mandela University hosted the first ever Being Human(E) in the 21st Century Conference with the aim to encourage the values of inclusivity and equality to the faculty’s students and broader staff. This is also in hopes of creating spaces and societies where individuals treat each other with love, respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender and social class.

Being Human(E) in 21st Century started off with a memorandum of understanding that was established between the executive dean for the Arts Faculty , Professor Rose Boswell, co-organisers and the National Association of African American Studies (NAAAS) & Affiliates. American delegates were brought over to make it an international event. All this occurred 4 months prior the event.

The planning included making calls for abstracts both nationally and internationally, to which a committee was elected to review the abstracts for academic papers, which were selected according to themes. The delegates were then notified to complete registration and a final programme was put together based on that decision.

The themes for the BH21 Conference were not limited to those of race, sex, gender and ethnic issues but the organisers took the broader approach and tapped into the spaces of linguistics, art, education and religion to name a few. The inclusion of these themes created much broader conversations, developed new interests and networking opportunities for the attendees and delegates.

The inaugural day of the BH21 Conference was opened by the day’s keynote speaker and renowned poet, actress, performer and producer Lebo Mashile. Miss Mashile spoke on a lot of themes but mainly art being a tool that can be used for social change; setting the tone for the day. Day 1 also consisted seven sessions that tackled themes like religion, identity, race, culture and discourses in education to name a few. The day ended of with a photo exhibition and a cocktail event for the delegates.

Day 2 started off with literature professor and director of the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, Professor Sarah Nuttall who served as the second day’s keynote speaker. She spoke of how humanities should be the core curriculum of any aspiring human centric and African centred university. The second day had 4 sessions covering the themes inclusive languages, communication, gender, feminism, health and aesthetics. The day concluded with a photo exhibition and a gala dinner.

The final day of the 2018 BH21 Conference was student centred and a panel of students voiced out their issues and spoke of themes from gender, rape culture, art and student protests to name a few.

BH21 was a great learning experience for attendees that also created networking opportunities and started much needed conversations around African societal issues. To relive the moments and conversations, the Arts Faculty is planning to release a photo album and DVD.


Madibaz Radio donates sanitary pads and textbooks to township schools

By: Simamkele Mazondwa

Port Elizabeth- As part of Madibaz Radio’s birthday month celebration, the crew took some time to donate sanitary pads and textbooks to some of the township schools in the Eastern Cape. The schools that received packets of sanitary pads and textbooks were Missionvale Primary School and Khwezi Lomso High school.  

Anesipho Makina who is part of the programming team at Madibaz Radio mentioned that the whole idea of donating sanitary pads and textbooks was to empower the community. “We donated more than 300 packets of sanitary pads and we tried our best to collect as many textbooks as we can, in order to empower learners and the community as a whole because Madibaz Radio is also a community station”, she said.

“The period cycle causes females to be emotional, stressed and period pains can be a problem hence we felt we should visit these learners, not just to give sanitary pads but also give them some knowledge in order for them to know they are not alone; we also go through it,” Makina added.

Veruscha Abrahams, a 13 year old grade 7 learner at Missonvale primary school, expressed her gratitude towards this initiative. “I am very happy and grateful that the Madibaz Radio team came to us to donate sanitary pads and textbooks because not many children get this opportunity,” she exclaimed.

Adrianne Armstrong who is the HOD at Missionvale Primary School also expressed her words of thank towards this initiative. “Some of these learners choose to stay at home sometimes because they have no sanitary pads, we are really grateful because it will have positive impact on them”, said Armstrong.

NMU’s Champions of Health Education

By: Andisile Klaas

Port Elizabeth- Nutrition is the food we take in and how that food is used by the body for its optimal performance. It is therefore important that people have the correct information regarding nutrition, which is the sentiment shared by the students and staff of Nelson Mandela University’s Dietetics Department who champion for health education inside and outside the university.

Students from the Dietetics Department work in practical fields outside classroom theory as early as 1st year and the work is mostly with community clinics, schools, creches and even nutrition and health talks within the university. The work done in the community prioritizes mostly mothers and children as it is a firm belief that it is never too early to learn. Some of the responsibilities include weighing babies, food talks, money saving food alternatives and gardening tips to name a few.

The other objective behind the talks is to address not only nutrition and malnutrition but also the over-nutrition that stems from myths that gaining weight and having a fuller body equates to being healthy.

When asked about the huge problem of illiteracy within South African communities and the possibility of these messages getting lost in translation, the department’s Professor Annelie Gresse profoundly stated that, South African communities are occupied by people who have a lot of knowledge so it is therefore important that health scholars and professionals do not underestimate them. She also stated that the best way to effectively impact communities is by creating an open dialogue and a two-way communication through these talks rather than giving out pamphlets or standing in front of people and telling them what to do without fully conversing and finding out what they know.

The department also encourages people outside the department to get involved in bettering our communities, one can donate something as little as a bag of dry beans or gardening seeds to organisations and volunteer for food drives. The talks that students host here at the university are not limited to anyone, as everyone who is interested can attend.

The following talk will be hosted Tuesday, September 4th at the Department of Dietetics (High Performance Complex in Protea Road) (Venue 126, 0018) at 13:00-13:45 and one can RSVP to Justine at 073 788 2155 or Ashleigh at 083 891 5721. Goodie bags, coffee and tea will be available for all participants

Greystone Accountants offers training to Entrepreneurs

By: Sisanda Ngongoma

Port Elizabeth- Shingle Rusere is the co-founder and the director of Greystone Accountants which is a blacked-owned accounting firm, in Port Elizabeth.  

Mr Rusere opened by saying, “I want to help young people rise up and start their own business. This is all about growing our economy, entrepreneurship development and  imparting the youth with enough skills so that they can manage their own selves and their companies, I also want to see them contributing in growing the economy of the country”.

As we were celebrating World Entrepreneurs Day on the 21st of August, the Nelson Mandela University hosted a student’s entrepreneurship week, the next day Greystone Accountants, in partnership with NMU, NYDA, Standard Bank and other exhibitors from private and public sectors that promote business and entrepreneurship development had discussions at the university’s Missionvale campus. The discussions where under the theme “Start Rising” the public sectors, private and independent bodies where there to empower young entrepreneurs, guide and educate them on the importance of having a reasonable startup capital and address problems of patriarchy.

The panel discussions where also on guiding the youth on how to write up business plans to get funding. Mr Siyabulela Maliza who is an Entrepreneur and Nelson Mandela University Alumni, was one of the speakers on the panel. Maliza emphasized the importance of education in the entrepreneurship industry, “stop waiting for opportunities to came to you. Knock on the doors and look for them”, he advised. Maliza said that the country needed a youth that was willing to work, beacause no one will build South Africa except the youth. The entrepreneurs were also educating the youth on the role of being a leader and being independent from government.  “You choose to be poor or you choose to be rich, entrepreneurship is a way of reducing unemployment. You can change your back ground if you change your mind set”, Rusere mentioned. He also added that being part of the youth of today has challenges but also responsibilities. “Your poverty, hardship or poor background must motivate you to wake up and change your future. The youth of today has a lot of resources at its disposal to make it in corporate South Africa, they must just change their mind set”, he continued.

Mr Rusere advised in closing that the youth must start small when they are approaching organizations to fund their entrepreneurship ventures, saying that they cannot ask for huge amounts of money, they must think first.

Rusere concluded by saying that it is important to have a profile that shows you can handle large amounts of money and what you have done so far.  

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