The Department of Business Management has appointed Mr Siyabonga Sirayi as an internal 'Academic Advisor' to assist our students navigate the difficulties of student life. The Academic Advisor aims to connect, empower and support students to allow them to achieve academic success.

The following services are available to students from Mr Sirayi, through consultations via MS teams and emails:

  • One-on-one mentoring sessions;
  • Goal setting;
  • Motivation;
  • Time management;
  • Stress management;
  • Study strategies;
  • Other academic related issues.

For more information regarding Mr Sirayi's contact information and consultation times, please consult the document available for download to the right of this page (Departmental-Academic-Advisor-Information). In addition, find some useful material regarding Time Management, and how to utilise Turnitin and the Library database for accessing research sources.


Workshops 2021

The various topics will be presented by each of the departmental Academic Advisors. Contact Mr Siyabonga Sirayi for more information:






 13th October


 Goal Setting


 20th October


 Time Management – Organising my Studies


 27th October


 Improving my Memory Skills


 03rd November


 Summarising and Taking Notes


 10th November


 Managing my Stress


Useful content from the workshops:

1) Goal Setting


2) Time Management - Organising my Studies


3) Improving my Memory Skills


4) Summarising and Taking Notes


Writing Centre (Proof reading, etc.)

Students who wish to send their assignments and research to the Nelson Mandela University Writing Centre for proof reading and other writing concerns, can use the following link to access the registration form: