April 2020 EDITION

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LETTER FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR

The Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences has utilised the world-class resources we have at our laboratories to produce our very own in-house hand sanitizer. It is 70%-alcohol based and as good, if not better than any other sanitizer available out there.



ONLINE LEARNING: STUDY TIPS FOR STUDENTS

On 20 April 2020 the University of Mpumalanga and other institutions of higher learning redirected their face-to-face lectures to online learning and teaching. Below are study tips to assist students.



COVID-19: TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

As the world grapples with COVID-19 and we find ourselves in the midst of a national lockdown, life as we know it has changed dramatically in a very short period of time and might never be the same again. This can be a traumatic experience and it is important to take care of your mental health during this time. Student Counsellor, Ms Xolile Sibuyi has advice for the UMP Community.



UMP STUDENT RAISES COVID-19 AWARENESS WITH SONG

University of Mpumalanga student and hip-hop artist, Siyabonga Nkosi (also known as Atchaar), hopes his new release, Save Us (Covid-19) will help raise awareness about the coronavirus.



UMP PROF WARNS OF CYBERSECURITY RISK DURING COVID-19

The sharp increase of shared messages and videos surrounding the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 could pose a serious threat to your online security.



UMP ALUMNUS TALKS FARMING AND THE FUTURE

Former student, Godfrey Thwala, Chief Executive Officer of Buhle Bemvelo Farms is amongst the farmers that have been supplying families with food during lockdown. He shares how he came to love and pursue a career in the agricultural industry, and how the COVID-19 will impact farming in South Africa.