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The University of Mpumalanga is committed to develop as an African university providing leadership in knowledge creation and dissemination.

UNIVERSITY EVENTS

Report on Prof Ramash Bharuthram’s visit to the University of Mpumalanga


APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION IN 2017

June /July 2016 Re-Exam Time Table

Africa Day Public Lecture Presented by
Prof Simphiwe Sesanti


GRADUATION CEREMONY: 2016

CELEBRATING THE installation OF OUR FIRST CHANCELLOR, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

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Email:
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Mbombela Campus
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Project Governance

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has appointed Wits University to establish the New Universities Project Management Team to assist with the planning and mobilisation of the two new universities in Mpumalanga and Northern Cape. This appointment is regulated by a Memorandum of Agreement which sets out the terms of reference and the governance procedures. At an operational level, coordination between the two parties takes place through a Technical Integration Committee (TIC), which meets every two weeks and monitors and approves contract plans, budgets and adjustments. Governance oversight is provided by a Project Steering Committee, which includes senior officials from the DHET, Wits, UJ and Pretoria Universities as well as representatives from the

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Project Governance

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has appointed Wits University to establish the New Universities Project Management Team to assist with the planning and mobilisation of the two new universities in Mpumalanga and Northern Cape. This appointment is regulated by a Memorandum of Agreement which sets out the terms of reference and the governance procedures. At an operational level, coordination between the two parties takes place through a Technical Integration Committee (TIC), which meets every two weeks and monitors and approves contract plans, budgets and adjustments. Governance oversight is provided by a Project Steering Committee, which includes senior officials from the DHET, Wits, UJ and Pretoria Universities as well as representatives from the Premier’s Offices and from the National Institute of Higher Education (NIHE) of both Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape provinces.

2. How will the new universities be funded?

State funds in the form of earmarked grants and subsidies will be the main source of funding during the 10-year development programme as the new universities develop the capacity to generate and maintain an income base. Following the submission of feasibility studies completed for each of the universities in November 2012, National Treasury has confirmed an allocation of more than R2 billion over the 2013/14 – 2015/16 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) for the development of the new universities. This funding is critically important for the start-up of the new universities as income from teaching input and output block grants is linked to the growth in student enrolments and the production of graduates. The full benefit of this will only be derived with growing student numbers and graduates.

The funding committed for the start-up capital development process is in addition to the funds set aside for the 23 universities in the country. The full development of the institutions requires significant further investment over the ten year period. Total capital and operational costs are estimated in current Rand values to be about R10.3b for Mpumalanga (15 000 FTE students).

3. How will the required capacity be established to run the university in the context of the limited institutional management and academic capacity in the higher education sector?

The DHET is working closely with partner universities in the higher education system to support the development of start-up and long-term capacity in the university. This approach draws on the strengths of expertise available in the higher education system and in partner institutions that are already delivering the selected programmes. Partnerships with existing universities offer several benefits including access to their experience in the delivery of the programmes, advice on quality assurance and the development of the required long-term human resources. A number of partner institutions have agreed to serve as “sponsor” universities for the preparation and development of the 2014 start-up programme. Measures such as recruitment of permanent staff, secondments from other universities and fast-track staff development programmes will be employed to build the capacity within the institutions.

4. What were the start-up programmes for 2014 and how many students did it accommodate?

The 2014 start-up programmes for the University of Mpumalanga were:

  • Bachelor of Education (Foundation Phase)
  • Bachelor of Agriculture
  • Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • The Bachelor of Education accommodated 100 students, while the Bachelor of Agriculture accommodated 20 students and the Diploma in Hospitality Management a further 20 students.

    5. When does the appointment of academic staff commence?

    In the case of academic staff, appointments will commence once the academic programmes have been accredited by the Council for Higher Education (CHE) in October 2013. Academic posts at various levels in these disciplines will be advertised in the national press in the next month.

    6. How will the University of Mpumalanga recruit students and when will the application forms be available? When will the university open in 2014?

    The recruitment strategy of the university is to focus on encouraging applications from good students from schools and colleges in the region. The application forms are available for download at the university website www.ump.ac.za

    All applicants will be informed of the results of their applications during the early part of January 2014, after there has been an opportunity to consider the NSC results of applicants currently in Grade 12. Admission decisions may be made earlier for applicants who previously completed the matric examinations or any other higher education studies. The academic year will commence in the third week of February 2014.

    7. Is there financial assistance available to support students?

    Successful applicants is eligible for financial aid in the form of Funza Lushaka bursaries (for teacher education studies), NSFAS loans for financially and academically deserving students in any area of study, as well as from bursary programmes that will be directly administered by the University. Applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid must indicate this by completing the appropriate sections on the application form and on the NSFAS website.

    8. Where are the academic programmes offered?

    Existing buildings and infrastructure are used for the delivery of the 2014 start-up programmes.

    Programmes are delivered at three different sites for the University of Mpumalanga. The Bachelor of Education is delivered at the Siyabuswa Campus; the Diploma in Hospitality Management will be delivered at the Mpumalanga Regional Training Trust Hotel Academy in KaNyamazane, just outside of Nelspruit; and the Bachelor in Agriculture will be delivered at the Mbombela Campus.

    9. How will local communities benefit from the development of the new universities?

    The new universities will have a positive impact on economic and social development in a number of ways.In the first instance, the university will create jobs directly through the construction of its infrastructure. Secondly, it will create jobs directly through employment of academic, administrative, and support personnel. This will contribute directly to employment in the province. Moreover, income earned by university employees can have a significant “multiplier” effect in the local economy. This multiplier effect is created through spending by university employees and re-spending decisions made by employees in sectors where there is increased demand for goods and services as a result of the initial university-generated expenditure.

    In order to function as an educational institution, the university will be a major purchaser of goods and services. If a significant proportion of these purchases is made locally, that will provide a major boost to the economy and indirectly contribute to further increases in employment.

    10. How are services procured?

    Project procurement is based on the Procurement Policy of Wits University and more specifically on the detail set out in its “Construction procurement policy, processes, procedures, methods and delegations”. This policy is aligned with National Treasury supply chain regulations and the prescripts of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB). The policy governs the way in which tenders are invited, approved, awarded and managed and regulates the roles of the various parties, from that of an appointed Tender Evaluation Panel to that of the standing Wits Tender Committee, which approves the award of all tenders above the quotation threshold.

    Our project procurement is geared to achieve best value in terms of quality, price and preference. Underpinning the project procurement strategy is a focus on Framework Contracts, which enable a longer term commitment and greater project and enterprise sustainability.

    At the same time, the procurement strategy envisages the appointment of diverse service providers, rather than a single “winner”. So, for example, in the upcoming procurement of the various design team disciplines (architects, engineers, etc.) it is our intention to enter into a framework contract with between two and four service providers in each discipline. This will allow for the diverse combination of service providers to establish appropriate design teams for different projects.

    a. Empowerment and Local Content

    Care has been taken to maximise local content and empowerment outcomes. This strategy has included the advertising of tenders in the local press and the closing of tenders in Nelspruit, and has proved to be very successful. For example, recently completed verification studies were the outcome of locally advertised tenders that were evaluated on pre-determined criteria with points awarded for price, quality and empowerment preference rating. The tenders were geared for the built environment professions including Town Planning, Heritage, Land Surveying, Environmental Impact Assessment, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Traffic Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering.

    Of the six tenders awarded to the highest scoring bidders in Mpumalanga, four were also the highest-scoring in terms of empowerment preference while two were second-highest in this category. Three of the six winning bidders have offices based in Nelspruit.

    b. Upcoming tender opportunities: September 2013 – February 2014

    Upcoming procurements focus on the delivery of the design and construction capacity required both to facilitate the 2014 start of the University and provide the infrastructure for the 2015 academic year. In parallel, the furniture fittings and equipment as well as the ICT will be procured. An amount of R75m has been set aside for these procurements between August and December 2013. It is our intention to invite tenders in late January or early February 2014, for the appointment of three construction contractors for the University of Mpumalanga in the total value of R105m – i.e. approximately R35m per contract.

    11. Who were the stakeholders consulted in the process?

    Prior to November 2011,stakeholder consultations were undertaken as part of the work of the Task Teams appointed by the Minister to consider the feasibility of establishing the universities. These consultations involved a variety of stakeholders including government and business bodies.

    Since November 2011 the stakeholder consultation process consisted of one-on-one meetings, workshops, and the notice and comment procedures. The DHET met with numerous interested and affected parties comprising educational institutions, provincial and local government organisations, alliance partners, student organisations, unions and private sector organisations and businesses. The Development Framework for the New Universities of the Northern Cape and Mpumalanga Provinces was published in the Government Gazette of 23 August 2012 to invite public comment. In addition, the invitation to comment on the Development Framework was sent to 78 individuals at 41 different institutions, and by September 2012, the DHET had received 22 responses. In addition, in a notice in the Government Gazette of 7 December 2012, the Minister invited nominations for members of the Interim Council.

    12. Where are the sites for the new universities and how were the sites selected?

    The seat and main campus for the University of Mpumalanga will be at the Lowveld Agricultural College, a site overlooking the City of Nelspruit and close to the new Provincial Parliament. Nelspruit is the capital of the province of Mpumalanga and the administrative and business hub of the Lowveld region. It is the region’s most integrated town in respect of its provincial and national road and rail infrastructure. The town boasts an international airport and is close, and en route, to the Kruger National Park and the capital cities of neighbouring countries, Swaziland and Mozambique. The Lowveld Agricultural College is situated on a 240-hectare property that is well established and well maintained. The property is directly linked to both the N4 and R40 arteries and is highly visible. Furthermore, it is owned by the Government and has well-established bulk infrastructure, roads and services. This site offers the opportunity of establishing operational and academic capacity quickly. It is also within close proximity to retail, commercial and recreational amenities.

    The decision to establish the universities in Nelspruit was taken after potential sites were assessed against the following criteria:

      Town Selection Criteria
    • The Inspirational and Iconic Role of the New Universities
    • Accessibility and Connectivity
    • Quality of Support Structures for Staff and Students

      Site Selection
    • Good Site Accessibility
    • Iconic Setting
    • Size and Nature of the Sites
    • Cost and Time Efficiencies

    FEES FOR 2015

    a) Course Fees:

    Diploma in Hospitality Management
    Tuition fees: R 31, 559.00
    Uniforms and Knives R 10, 000.00 (once off)
    Accommodation and meals: R 33,000.00

    • What about bursaries?
    Details on bursaries are not available at this stage.

    Diploma in Agriculture in Plant Production
    Tuition fees: R 24 738
    Accommodation and meals: R 33,000.00

    • What about bursaries?
    Further details are available from the Enquiries Officer, University of Mpumalanga, LCA, Mbombela; or by visiting the NSFAS website on www.nsfas.org.za

    Bachelor of Agriculture in Agricultural Extension And Rural Development
    Tuition fees: R 30, 800.00
    Accommodation and meals: R 33,000.00

    • What about bursaries?
    Further details are available from the Enquiries, University of Mpumalanga, LCA, Mbombela; at or by visiting the NSFAS website on www.nsfas.org.za

    Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching
    Tuition fees: R 22, 385.00
    Accommodation and meals: R33, 000.00

    • What about bursaries?
    The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme for Teachers enables students of high academic promise. For more information please visit www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za.

    Diploma in Information Communication Technology in Applications Development
    Tuition fees: R16, 750.00
    Accommodation and meals: R33, 000.00

    • What about bursaries?
    Further details are available from the Enquiries, University of Mpumalanga, LCA, Mbombela; at or by visiting the NSFAS website on www.nsfas.org.za

    b) Application Fee

    An administration fee, as indicated on the application form, must accompany each application. This money is non-refundable.

    c) Registration Fee:

    A registration fee of R3000.00 is payable on registration. Students who take their place at the UMP will have this fee deducted from their tuition fees.

    Programmes & Admissions Requirements

    PROGRAMMES

    In 2015, the university will offer the following programmes

    Programmes Minimum duration
    Diploma in Agriculture in Plant Production 3 years
    Diploma in Hospitality Management 3 years
    Diploma in Information Communication Technology
    in Applications Development
    3 years
    Bachelor of Agriculture in Agricultural
    Extension and Rural Resource Development
    3 years
    Bachelor of Education in Foundation
    Phase Teaching
    4 years

    The minimum duration is the number of years after completion of the prerequisite programme or the number of years after first registration for the programme.

    The Diplomas and Degrees are described individually in this brochure but they share some common admissions requirements, which are presented below.

    For all Degrees and Diplomas, the following admission requirements apply.

    a) For all Diplomas and Degrees, applicants are required to have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or IEB school leaving certificate as certified by Umalusi, or if Grade 12 was completed before 2008, a Grade 12 Certificate with University exemption, or a National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 (NC(V) level 4) issued by the Council for General and Further Education and Training.

    b) For the NSC, of the seven subjects the four compulsory subjects include Life Orientation and EITHER Mathematics OR Mathematical Literacy, and two languages, ONE OF WHICH MUST BE ENGLISH. The remaining three subjects are chosen by the student, and DIFFERENT SUBJECTS ARE REQUIRED OR RECOMMENDED FOR THE DIFFERENT DIPLOMAS AND DEGREES (see below).

    c) For the NCV level 4, the fundamental subjects must include English and the four vocational subjects must be chosen from the NCV level 4 subjects that are similar to the Diploma for which application is being made.

    Note, the minimum statutory entrance requirements do not guarantee a prospective student admission to the programmes.

    d) Admission is based on both the subjects taken and the level of pass achieved and, for the NSC, this is used to calculate the ADMISSION POINTS SCORE (APS).

    e)Preliminary admission is based on the results obtained in the final Grade 11 examination.

    f) Final admission is based on the final Grade 12 results and a valid NSC or NCV level 4 with admission for Diploma or Degree purposes, or equivalent qualification.

    The APS for the NSC is calculated as follows:

    APS 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
    Level of pass 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
    Percentage (%) 80 - 100% 70 - 79% 60 - 69% 50 - 59% 40 - 49% 30 - 39% 0 - 29%


    The APS is calculated by adding the score for each of the subjects. For Life Orientation, the APS is divided by two as in the example below. Note that the optional subjects will differ between the Degrees and Diplomas. If an applicant has included more than the minimum of three electives in his/her NSC, the four compulsory subjects and the best three optional subjects are used to calculate the APS.

    An example of how to calculate the APS for the NSC
    Subject Subject Final result Level APS
    Compulsory Subject Home Language 50% 4 4
    Compulsory Subject Additional Language 55% 4 4
    Compulsory Subject Life Orientation 60% 5 2.5
    Compulsory Subject Mathematics OR Mathematical Literacy 52% 4 4
    Optional Subject Life Science 51% 4 4
    Optional Subject Accounting 55% 4 4
    Optional Subject Agricultural Science 58% 4 4
    Total APS 26.5

    One of these languages must be English, which is the language of teaching & learning at the University.

    What documentation must accompany the application?

    You will need to provide certified copies of:

    • Final Grade 12 results (if available).
    • Grade 11 results (if currently doing grade 12).
    • A copy of your South African ID document OR passport for International students.
    • Academic record and Certificate of Conduct if previously enrolled at another university.


    1. DIPLOMA IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
    Dip (Hospitality Management)

    A THREE- YEAR FULL-TIME PROGRAMME, INCLUDING WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING OFFERED AT THE HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM ACADEMY SITE OF DELIVERY AT MRTT, KANYAMAZANE.

    The Diploma covers a wide spectrum of subjects to meet the demanding standards of the industry with practice supported by theory. The Diploma combines hands on hospitality courses with hotel management courses as well as 2 internships. The first internship will enable you to apply the basics you will have learned and allow you to get the feel for the industry at an operational level in food and beverage service, reception and rooms division. The second internship will allow you to function on a supervisory level and rotate in all the departments of an establishment with specialization as an end objective.

    On completing this Diploma the Diplomates will be able to enter the industry in any hospitality, food and beverage or events sector. The programme is aimed at preparing leaders in this fast growing industry and focuses on the management, customer service and relations, marketing and operational aspects of hospitality-related businesses. Career opportunities include game lodges, B & B establishments, guest lodges, restaurants, hotel, academic institutions, and hospitals, media, and events companies or even through private catering and being an entrepreneur. Many exciting and innovative opportunities are open for students to travel and work abroad on completion of the qualification.

    Admission Requirements:

    NSC: APS; 25 with Mathematics, or 26 with Mathematical Literacy.

    The following subjects are recommended for the optional subjects: Accounting; Business Studies; Hospitality Studies; Consumer Studies.

    NCV level 4 Hospitality Programme: 50% for English, 40% for Mathematics OR 50% for Mathematical Literacy and at least 60% for the four Hospitality vocational subjects

    A limited number of students will be admitted to the Diploma and admission to the programme will be on merit. Please note that applicants with minimum admission requirements can not be guaranteed a place on the programme.

    The following minimum subjects and level requirements apply for the NSC:

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    2. DIPLOMA IN AGRICULTURE IN PLANT PRODUCTION
    Dip (Agriculture) (Plant Production)

    A THREE- YEAR FULL-TIME PROGRAMME, INCLUDING WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING OFFERED AT THE MBOMBELA CAMPUS AND MARAPYANE SITE OF DELIVERY. INTAKE OF NEW STUDENTS IN 2015 WILL BE AT THE MBOMBELA CAMPUS ONLY.

    The Diploma prepares students to work on and manage farms in the sub-tropics. There is a focus on both basic subjects including botany soil science and water management, and more applied subjects including the production of sub-tropical fruit such as citrus, cotton and sugar cane. In all years there is a strong emphasis on practical skills and the third year is a full year of experiential learning. Students are placed on farms where they will prepare a comprehensive farm management plan. The Diploma equips agricultural practitioners with practical and management skills and trains them to fill leading roles in their future communities.

    Admission requirements

    NSC: APS; 23 with Mathematics and 24 with Mathematical Literacy.

    The optional subjects MUST include Agricultural Science and Life Science and the third can be from Physical Science, Geography, Business Economics/Studies and Accounting.

    NCV level 4 Primary Agriculture Programme: 50% for English, 40% for Mathematics OR 50% for Mathematical Literacy and at least 60% for the four Primary Agriculture vocational subjects.

    Recognition of Prior learning forms part of the admission criteria. However, a student / prospective student must apply in writing before 31 July prior to the year of enrolment, taking into account that documentary proof will be required.

    The following minimum subjects and level requirements apply for the NSC:

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    3. BACHELOR OF EDUCATION IN FOUNDATION PHASE TEACHING
    BEd (Foundation Phase Teaching)

    A FOUR-YEAR FULL-TIME PROGRAMME WITH WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING OFFERED AT THE SIYABUSWA CAMPUS.

    The purpose of the Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching is to deliver professionally qualified beginner teachers for the foundation phase. This is done by providing student teachers with a well-rounded education that equips them with the required subject knowledge base, teaching competence, a sound and nuanced understanding of the integrated nature of theory and practice in education and the context of the teaching profession in South Africa. The programme focuses specifically on child development, literacy, numeracy (mathematics) and the knowledge that underpins life skills.

    Students who complete this programme will be able to teach the foundation phase curriculum (numeracy, literacy and life-skills) proficiently, use advanced literacy skills for teaching, support and nurture learning and development in diverse educational contexts, identify and address barriers to learning in the early years of schooling, teach literacy in English and isiNdebele or siSwati (as first language and additional language), formulate a personal teaching philosophy and critically reflect on their teaching philosophy and how it relates to teaching conduct.

    Admission Requirements

    NSC: APS; 26 with Mathematics or 27 with Mathematical Literacy

    Teachers, who are in a possession of a recognised certificate in education or another relevant field, may also present their qualifications for entry into a BEd with the possibility of transfer of credits, for cognate previous studies. Assessment of prior learning could also lead to entry or an advanced credit standing.

    The following minimum subjects and level requirements apply for the NSC:

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    4. BACHELOR OF AGRICULTURE IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND RURAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
    BAgric (Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource Development)

    A THREE-YEAR FULL-TIME PROGRAMME OFFERED AT THE MBOMBELA CAMPUS.

    This unique degree offers students a sound theoretical grounding as they concurrently learn practical agricultural production. Students graduate with a powerful combination of knowledge and skills in agricultural extension, rural development, project management, agricultural production and farm management. The BAgric was developed specifically to address the changing agricultural landscape in South Africa. The changes redirect agriculture to the majority population, which has been marginalised and generally denied meaningful access to the agricultural sector of the South African economy. This vision for agriculture calls for agricultural extension practitioners who can facilitate the establishment of self-reliant farmers who will contribute to widespread prosperity.

    Admission Requirements:

    NSC: APS; 26 points

    A level 4 pass in Mathematics is required for this degree. The optional subjects MUST include at least one of Life Science, OR Physical Science OR Agricultural Science.

    A limited number of students will be admitted to the BAgric, and admission to the programme will be on merit. Please note that applicants with minimum admission requirements can not be guaranteed a place on the programme.

    The following minimum subjects and level requirements apply for the NSC:

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    5. DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT

    Dip (Information Communication Technology) (Applications Development)
    (This qualification has been accredited and is awaiting registration with SAQA)

    A THREE-YEAR FULL-TIME PROGRAMME OFFERED AT THE MBOMBELA CAMPUS.

    The purpose of the Diploma is to provide students with a foundation from which to select one of a wide range of career paths with good employment prospects relevant both to the region and internationally. Students are prepared for careers in computer programming, systems analysis and design and database administration. The domain deals with the design and production of software products and systems to meet specified needs and to ensure that their production and maintenance is cost effective.

    The programme is intended to be challenging as well as offering exciting options and it is targeted at students who have the potential to cope with tough subjects such as mathematics and programming. Thus the Diploma includes both important foundations as well as practical applied subjects. Possible career options are in ICT administration; networks; system administration; hardware support; programming; implementing systems; chief information officers 
A student who has completed this qualification will be competent in providing professional, technical and developmental support in the ICT industry.

    The diploma is delivered in English and will involve referencing a wide variety of literature. Programming is an important part of the diploma requiring good logical reasoning with good mathematical skills. The electronic subject requires background in electricity covered in the physical sciences. A high APS score is required due to the demanding nature of the diploma covering both a wide range of disciplines and the need for problem solving skills.

    Admission Requirements

    NSC: APS; 28 points

    A level 5 pass in Mathematics is required for this Diploma

    NCV level 4 in ICT and Computer Science (including Physical Science)

    An achievement of at least 50% in English and 60% in Mathematics, AND at least 70% in four vocational subjects chosen from the NC(V) level 4 subjects which MUST include Physical Science.

    The following minimum subjects and level requirements apply for the NSC:

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    Message from the Chair of Council

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    DR MADODA DAVID MABUNDA

    The Higher Education platform in South Africa has, in the last twenty years, been a sector which has seen remarkable renewal, redirection and growth. The 1997 White Paper on the transformation of higher education clearly established the fundamental principles of widening access to previously politically and geographically disadvantaged communities, achieving greater equity, efficiency and effectiveness within higher education institutions and deepening and entrenching collaboration within the sector.

    This principle was rigorously followed in developing the foundation for facilitating the provision of higher education programmes in geographic areas which had previously not had the privilege of regional access to these institutions and the concept of National Institutions for Higher Education in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape was established in 2003 and entrenched in 2006.

    Thus began the development of a fundamental logic which had to ultimately result in allowing for the establishment of an institution of higher education in the Mpumalanga Province - a recognised and accredited seat of learning for the province and ultimately, for the country.

    And so the University of Mpumalanga is proudly born - a university committed to the provision of a suite of focused programmes aimed solely at contributing in a massive sense to the enhancement of skills and learning - to local, regional, provincial and national excellence in areas which add significant value to our people and our society.

    A university that will encompass and capture our singular uniqueness in the creation of sustainable environments that make sense to us all.

    This is our vision and our reality.

    EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

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    Prof Thoko Mayekiso

    PROF THOKO MAYEKISO is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mpumalanga with effect from 1 November 2014. She was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Engagement at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) with effect from 1 May 2009 to October 2014.

    She obtained the degrees BA, BA Honours and MA in Psychology from the University of Fort Hare. She then obtained a D Phil (Cum laude) from the Free University Berlin, Germany. She is registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Professor Mayekiso has served in the following capacities at the then University of Transkei (now Walter Sisulu University): Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology, and thereafter as Vice Dean of Arts. In 2001 she joined the University of the Witwatersrand in the capacity of Head of School of Human & Community Development, and subsequently became Deputy Dean and Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities in 2006. She proceeded to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) where she was appointed as Executive Dean: Faculty of Arts in 2007.

    Her academic scholarships include a German Academic Exchange Scholarship (DAAD), a Commonwealth Scholarship tenable at Leicester General Hospital and Greenwood Institute of Child Health in the United Kingdom and the South African Universities’ Vice Chancellors Association/American Council of Education fellowship tenable at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. She has a track record both as a researcher and a mentor especially in the areas of HIV and AIDS, poverty, adolescent adjustment problems and child abuse and neglect. Furthermore, she has written a number of articles in accredited journals nationally and internationally, presented papers at national and international conferences, and contributed to the writing of book chapters. She is a C3 rated scientist by the National Research Foundation.

    Council members

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    DR MADODA DAVID MABUNDA - CHAIRPERSON

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    MS C MABUZA - DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON

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    DR BL KGOBANE

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    MS IM MAHLANGU

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    MR MM MAIMANE

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    MS I MAKWETLA

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    MR A MASHEGO

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    MR C MAWELA

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    DR X MKHWANAZI

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    EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

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    Prof Thoko Mayekiso

    PROF THOKO MAYEKISO is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mpumalanga with effect from 1 November 2014. She was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Engagement at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) with effect from 1 May 2009 to October 2014.

    She obtained the degrees BA, BA Honours and MA in Psychology from the University of Fort Hare. She then obtained a D Phil (Cum laude) from the Free University Berlin, Germany. She is registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Professor Mayekiso has served in the following capacities at the then University of Transkei (now Walter Sisulu University): Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology, and thereafter as Vice Dean of Arts. In 2001 she joined the University of the Witwatersrand in the capacity of Head of School of Human & Community Development, and subsequently became Deputy Dean and Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities in 2006. She proceeded to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) where she was appointed as Executive Dean: Faculty of Arts in 2007.

    Her academic scholarships include a German Academic Exchange Scholarship (DAAD), a Commonwealth Scholarship tenable at Leicester General Hospital and Greenwood Institute of Child Health in the United Kingdom and the South African Universities’ Vice Chancellors Association/American Council of Education fellowship tenable at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. She has a track record both as a researcher and a mentor especially in the areas of HIV and AIDS, poverty, adolescent adjustment problems and child abuse and neglect. Furthermore, she has written a number of articles in accredited journals nationally and internationally, presented papers at national and international conferences, and contributed to the writing of book chapters. She is a C3 rated scientist by the National Research Foundation.

    STUDENT APPLICATION FORM

    Download the application form here

    2015 APPLICATIONS

    Closing date: 30 November 2014

    Application must be made on the prescribed forms and must reach the University of Mpumalanga (UMP) before the closing date. Forms are obtainable electronically from www.ump.ac.za or from the following UMP Campuses and sites of delivery.

    Mbombela Campus
    Cnr R40 and D725 Roads
    Mbombela 1200

    Kanyamazane; MRTT Site of Delivery
    Stand Number 9003 Kanyamazane Road Mbombela 1200

    Siyabuswa Campus
    Bheki Msundi Street
    Siyabuswa 0472

    Marapyane Site of Delivery
    Tuinplaas Rd,
    Skilpadfontein 0431

    Completed application forms should be submitted by email to: studentapplications@ump.ac.za

    OR

    post/courier to:

    The Registrar
    UMP Mbombela Campus
    C/r R40 and D725 Roads
    Mbombela 1200


    OR

    Private Bag X11283
    Mbombela 1200

    OR

    Deliver by hand to:
    Any campus or delivery site on the university

    Enquiries: (013) 753 3064/5/6/7