Africa Day Celebration


On 25 May 2022 the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS) in close collaboration with the International Social Impact Institute® and in partnership with Nelson Mandela University, Candid, GivingTuesday and Myriad Alliance for Borderless Giving hosted an Africa Day celebration which featured our Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sibongile Muthwa. The celebration took the form of a virtual fireside chat with the VC showcasing Nelson Mandela University, its purpose, its strategic intent as an embedded university committed to promoting social justice and its impact as the academic expression of Nelson Mandela. 

This event coincided with the date and mission of Africa Day—celebrating accomplishments and advancements throughout the African continent. In her conversation with Elizabeth Ngonzi (CEO and Founder of the International Social Impact Institute® and moderator of the virtual fireside chat), Prof. Muthwa covered stories and realities about the university’s global ecosystem through its leadership, students, alumni, honorary doctorate recipients; its consistent initiatives to build a global ecosystem to develop education and African-purposed solutions to develop a sustainable and socially just world. 

KBFUS, which hosted the conversation, serves as the fiscal sponsor in the United States for Nelson Mandela University, helping to seamlessly facilitate philanthropic giving from US donors to support the University.  KBFUS empowers non-U.S. institutions and non-profit organizations through efficient means of U.S. fundraising with its catalytic approach. 

Nelson Mandela University is grateful to have terrific leading philanthropic partners such as KBFUS, GivingTuesday, Candid and Myriad who joined forces to help share the incredible story of the academic expression of Nelson Mandela.

To learn more about the details of this event and this social-impact-driven university, watch the recording; join the growing global ecosystem to develop a sustainable socially just world with Nelson Mandela University; and/or contact Dr Denver Webb, (Senior Director of Strategic Resource Mobilisation and Advancement at Nelson Mandela University) at, for additional information.