Nelson Mandela University (formerly known as Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University NMMU), is based on six campuses in the Nelson Mandela Metropole and George. NMU brings together the best traditions of technikon and university education, in a new kind of university that offers a wide range of academic, professional and technological programmes. The University was renamed in 2017.
Located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, Rhodes University boasts a proud journalistic tradition. Despite its small size relative to many other South African universities, Rhodes has two separate independent student newspapers.