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The Nelson Mandela University logo is the visual expression of what our University stands for, what sets it apart and what it aims to achieve.

This is a strong font-driven logo and the font that was selected for this logo is simplistic and legible.

The uppercase adds gravitas to the logo.

The circle replacing the ‘O’ symbolises the globe, Ubuntu and approachability.

The triangle replacing the ‘A’ represents growth and moving upwards. Represents adaptability and forward-thinking. Together the shapes represent diversity.

It has an African feel, while still being international, and it is simplistic. The replacementof the letters with shapes is a symbol of innovation.

The dark blue represents MARITIME, WISDOM and STABILITY. The yellow represents FRESHNESS, POSITIVITY, INTELLECT and LOYALTY.