Mandela Uni Ocean Sciences and Engineering collaborate on research

Mandela University’s Mechatronics department - in collaboration with Siemens South Africa - recently assisted two TVET colleges with 20 commissioned stations for the training of educators and students to learn industrial control programming principles.
2022 IMTS - Chicago

The 2022 IMTS (International Manufacturing Trade Show) was held early in September at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, and the AEDG were represented there by our innovative Additively Manufactured Golf Putter.

Training to African Partners in Ghana (Ghana TTU).

Prof Theo van Niekerk, from the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, drives Siemens Automation Cooperates with Education with us by building the SCE bundles into ready-to-use training sets and then enables the lecturers of African colleges and universities via train-the-trainer on SCE training documents to use the SCE content for their own courses in their own classrooms. 


Back; Ntuthuko Nsibande – Course Facilitator (NMU)

Front: Stephen Afonaa-Mensah (Ghana, Takoradi Technical University)

Isaac Mensah Ayipeh (Ghana, Takoradi Technical University)

Nobungcwele Mbem (NMU,  Office for International Education)

Asanda Tele (NMU,  Office for International Education)

Wisdom Opare (Ghana, Takoradi Technical University)

Theo van Niekerk (Prof Mechatronics)

Izak M. Du Preez (Automotive Verticle Manager Siemens South Africa)

The Nelson Mandela University became the first university in South Africa to legally operate drones. This achievement brought it a step closer to realising its vision of offering a diverse range of life-changing educational experiences for a better world.

Matriculants in Nelson Mandela Bay who are preparing for their final physical science exam  are receiving a boost from STEM IN ACTION at Nelson Mandela University.
SCE Training
The Advanced Mechatronics Technology Centre (AMTC) recently hosted  Universities from South, West to East Africa in presenting a Siemens Automation Cooperates with Education (SCE) Training programme.  The AMTC is an accredited service provided to Siemens to provide industry standard training in Factory Automation and Drives to the Manufacturing and Related Engineering Industries within the Eastern Cape.

In a first of its kind, the biennial international BRICS Skills Challenge 2020 took place in a virtual online format, and Nelson Mandela University student Jacques Welgemoed (23) was part of the experience.

The Damas guesthouse in the remote Riemvasmaak area in the Northern Cape, which received its first off-grid facility from Nelson Mandela University two years ago, now boasts a larger pumping system as well as an off grid power supply system for lighting.

Contact information
Mr Karl du Preez
Principal Lecturer
Tel: 27 41 504 3644