In July 2019, Nelson Mandela University was named the Greenest Campus in South Africa at the 8th Annual Green Campus Conference. The annual Green Campus Conference is attended by 19 institutions of higher learning in South Africa. The award was based on the University’s green infrastructure, green projects and Green Campus Initiative (GCI). The GCI includes critical projects for water, energy, waste, green/environmentally friendly policies and infrastructure development. This project supports several SDGs including climate action [SDG 13] and sustainable cities and communities [SDG 9]. It is achieved through collaboration with the Nelson Mandela University community, the wider Nelson Mandela Bay community and industry partners.