November 2019 EDITION

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25 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY REVIEW REPORT LAUNCH PRESENTED BY STATE PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA

The University of Mpumalanga recently hosted government for the 25 Years of Democracy Review Report launch presented by State President Cyril Ramaphosa. The president was accompanied by the Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jackson Mthembu and Mpumalanga Premier, Ms Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane who said that the university stands out as one of the beacons of the achievements accomplished during the democratic dispensation.



LETTER FROM THE VICE CHANCELLOR

Welcome to the November edition. In preparation for the 4IR UMP has partnered with the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA) to e-Skill communities. The initiative is aimed at enhancing digital skills competence for sustainable socio-economic development in South Africa. Specifically, the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, is expected to work towards the establishment of a provincial e-Skills knowledge production and co-ordination collaborator (CoLab).



UMP SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES TO E-SKILL COMMUNITIES

The University of Mpumalanga has partnered with the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA) to e-Skill communities. Head of School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Professor Tembisa Ngqondi says: "Wherever you go you see how a two-year-old operates a digital tool. And then you ask yourself, do we really have enough security to make sure this is not going to be harmful to them?"



'WHEN YOU EXCEL, YOU INSPIRE US' – VICE-CHANCELLOR

"You have put UMP on the map and enhanced our brand reputation where you won," these were the words uttered by UMP Vice-Chancellor Professor Thoko Mayekiso during the Achievers' Awards Dinner. Now in their third year, the annual co-curricular awards honour talented and outstanding students who excel in activities outside the classroom.



PROFESSOR JOSEPH DIESCHO DELIVERS THE LECTURE ON ETHICAL AND MORAL LEADERSHIP

"Ethical Leadership is the consequence of the values that are in your bosom. It's an expression of who you are as a human being," said Namibian-born Professor Joseph Diescho during the much-anticipated Arch Bishop Thabo Makgoba Annual Lecture on Ethical and Moral Leadership, which was held at the University of Mpumalanga Mbombela Campus.



5 MINUTES WITH SRC PRESIDENT, COMFORT MSIMANGO

KwaZulu-Natal born Comfort Msimango is the newly elected Student Representative Council President. Being at the helm of this powerful position may be overwhelming, but this Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) student seems confident about doing his job as a student leader. He shares his vision for UMP students, his leadership style and future plans.



UMP TO DEVELOP A CURRICULUM TO STREAMLINE WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

The University of Mpumalanga has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) with Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) and the Department of Water and Sanitation, for the development of a curriculum that will streamline water resource management. Speaking about the collaboration Vice-Chancellor Professor Thoko Mayekiso said: "We are looking forward to a long-term productive partnership. As the university we will make sure that the objectives of this partnership are achieved."