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The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) recognised individuals, students, societies and teams that have excelled in co-curricular activities, at a prestigious event held in the Multipurpose Hall at the Mbombela campus.

10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM


As the world celebrated Teachers’ Day on 05 October, the University of Mpumalanga (UMP), has made it possible for 25 Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Foundation Phase graduates from Siyabuswa campus to embark on their professional careers by availing to them each a two-year internship at various schools across the province.

10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM


South Africa is experiencing a water shortage and this in addition to the acid mine drainage challenges, present a significant threat to human health. Mpumalanga communities are at the risk of contracting waterborne diseases from streams that are poisoned by acid mine drainage and toxic chemicals, says University of Mpumalanga lecturer, Dr Tatenda Dalu.

10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) first-year Bachelor of Education Foundation Phase student and captain of the UMP Volleyball ladies team, Bongiwe Mahlangu was recently crowned the Sports Woman of the Year at the 2022 Co-Curricular Awards.

10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM


Social media is the predominant tool through which we communicate and network, giving us international exposure and profile building. A recent University of Mpumalanga (UMP) dialogue on the topic discussed the impact of social media on individuals’ mental health.

10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM


Local schools around Mpumalanga have benefitted from an initiative by the University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Library and Information Services in partnership with the Faculty of Education under the leadership of Professor Hilda Israel.

10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga Honours student and entrepreneur, Siphesihle Shabalala, presented his research paper at the 8th Mpumalanga Oral History Conference, recently held at Nkangala in Mpumalanga.

10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Director: Hotel and Catering Services at Tfokomala Hotel, Dr Tenson Nkosana recently graduated with a PhD in Management Sciences: Hospitality and Tourism from Durban University of Technology (DUT), which is set to empower him with intellectual skills needed in the field of student training and research capacity building.

10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM


Sustainability has become a sensitive and pertinent issue over the last few years. As an African university leading in creating opportunities for sustainable development through innovation, it is only fitting that UMP representatives, Dr Woudi von Solms and Dr Precious Shabalala from the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality recently visited Gatz in Austria to attend several sustainable development workshops.

10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) hosted the Open Access Week Colloquium under the theme: Open for Climate Change, which is aimed at encouraging collaboration among climate experts and fostering the sharing of information that will assist with addressing climate issues.

10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM


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10/27/2022 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) has been awarded the National Research Foundation (NRF) Excelleration Award. It was handed over during a prestigious ceremony that celebrated the ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’.

9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) sports stars came out to play at the annual sports day held on 24 September (Heritage Day), where the two campuses: Mbombela and Siyabuswa competed against each other in games full of energy and enthusiasm.

9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


In the aftermath of the devastating Jagersfontein disaster in the Free State, Dr Gordon O’Brien from the University of Mpumalanga’s School of Biology and Environmental Sciences, warns that urgent attention is required so that a real understanding of the environmental impact of the spill to the vulnerable socio-ecological system of the Riet Catchment could be understood and mitigating measures be taken.

9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Culture and Heritage lecturer and cultural activist, Ms Thulisile Bhuda, is the youngest member and the only Ndebele woman to become a member of the panel of advisors for the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture on Indigenous Knowledge and Living Treasures.

9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) studentpreneurs won the Best Pitch Award at the Start-up Entrepreneurship Programme recently held at the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) in Malaysia.

9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


Two University of Mpumalanga (UMP) students, Limpho Motau and Cathrine Sitoe, were selected to represent the province of Mpumalanga at the National Indigenous Games, which will be held in KwaZulu Natal later this month.

9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


English language dominance in community media should be addressed to help promote heritage and pride in African indigenous languages, writes University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Senior Lecturer: Communication Studies, Dr Tshepang Molale.

9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) created an opportunity for students to show off their craftmanship in wordsmithing. The call invited submissions in indigenous languages: Siswati, isiNdebele and English, which play an important role in promoting heritage.

9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM