The Telkom Centres of Excellence (CoE) program was launched by Telkom SA to research various aspects of telecommunications. A number of corporate sponsors have joined Telkom SA to finance this program. Funding from the Department of Trade and Industry through the THRIP program has also been used to support the CoE at Nelson Mandela University.

The CoEs are scientific and engineering research entities at South African universities. Each CoE consist of one or more units, each specialising in a particular research focus area.

Currently the Nelson Mandela University Centre of Excellence includes researchers from the following two Departments:

Contact information
Prof Ernest van Dyk
Tel: 041 504 2259

Prof Tim Gibbon
Director: Centre for Broadband Communication