Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) officially gave  certificates to the 18 students who participated in the 8th edition of the NMMU/FIFA/CIES Programme  last week at a glittering occasion held at the Beach Hotel in Port Elizabeth. 

The graduates celebrated their success in the presence of numerous guests and family members. Among them, Ricardo Trade, former CEO of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 and General Secretary of the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation. He travelled to Port Elizabeth to share his views on the legacy of the 2014 World Cup and the new governance structure for volleyball in his country.

It is worth noting that all students from the 2014 edition passed their exams and project group presentations successfully.

After the official speeches, David Matinise Toni thanked  NMMU for its excellent Programme as well as for the caring  and teaching  qualities of its  staff: “This year at NMMU has transformed us. Thank you to the professors and the organisers. Also, thank  you to my classmates, with whom I could share so many experiences, laughs and moments of true friendship.”

We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the successful students and a special word of congratulations to the top three students namely Max Grunewald, Warren Hartland and Daniel Matthee.  In finishing top of the class Max attained the highest ever average (87%) for any student who has completed the programme in the past eight years.