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Message From The VC: Timing is Important

3/19/2021 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga bid farewell to the 2020 SRC/CRC leadership at a glorious affair where COVID-19 Safety Regulations were observed. The Vice-Chancellor Professor Thoko Mayekiso commended the student leadership for pulling through at a time when the county was in despair as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that swept through the world.

2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Geography and Nature Conservation lecturer Dr Julia Giddy recently received the 2021 Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) Centenary Award.

2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM


Mpumalanga has recorded the third highest unemployment rate in the country (even before the national lockdown), and households were found to be multi-dimensionally poor according to a STATS SA report.

2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Public Administration, Dr John Molepo, is only 30 and already raising the bar as an academic, community activist and philanthropist. Through his foundation Thusangwanageno, Dr Molepo reaches out and offers a helping hand to disadvantaged students.

2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) alumnus Ratau Tjale is making strides in the business world. His company, Bokamoso Global Solutions, has been awarded a two-year contract by the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs (DARDLEA) to train and offer mentorship to land reform beneficiaries in Mpumalanga Province.

2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) programme leader from the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Professor Victor Mlambo has received a C1 rating (2021-2026) from the National Research Foundation (NRF) for his research under the theme: Nutritional Strategies for Economically, Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Animal Agriculture.

2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Heritage and Tourism lecturer Dr Precious Shabalala participated in the 2021 Mathematics in Industry Study Group (MISG), where she collaboratively worked with mathematicians, scholars and students on research problems.

2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Culture and Heritage lecturer Ms Thulisile Bhuda has penned a children’s book about Ndebele mural art as a way of language preservation and development for young ones. Ms Bhuda says the book aims to inspire children as it is based on their real-life journeys. It is also a way of sharing knowledge with the younger generation.

1/27/2021 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) lecturer, Dr Precious Shabalala has made history by becoming the first New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) scholar at UMP to finish and graduate with a PhD. Dr Shabalala recently graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).

1/26/2021 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) newly appointed Associate Professor in Botany, Professor Wilfred Mbeng from the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences recently received the Faculty Researcher award for his work on Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Medicinal Plants and Cosmeceuticals.

1/26/2021 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Diploma in Information and Communication Technology in Applications Development student, Armstrong Makome is among the group that facilitated the UMP Colab, which has empowered unemployed youths from neighbouring communities.

1/26/2021 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Education Studies Lecturer and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Coordinator Ms Lindiwe Jiyane recently obtained her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Johannesburg.

1/26/2021 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) is excited to announce the appointment of Professor Vusi Gumede as the inaugural Dean of the recently established multidisciplinary Faculty of Economics, Development and Business Sciences.

12/18/2020 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) and the Archbishop Makgoba Development Trust hosted the fifth annual lecture on Providing Ethical Leadership in a Disrupted Society: Quo Vadis South Africa, which was delivered by Professor Gordon Zide.

12/18/2020 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Loshni Govender as the Executive Director of Human Resources.

12/18/2020 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) is proud to announce the appointment of Professor Geoffrey Sechaba Mahlomaholo as Research Professor: Faculty of Education.

11/27/2020 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Mathematics and Mathematics Methodology lecturer, Dr Nokwanda Mbusi, obtained her PhD in Education at the University of Johannesburg in October this year.

11/27/2020 12:00:00 AM


The launch of the Gauteng Alumni Chapter, opened by the Dean of Students, Dr Maminza, was a glorious affair that marked another important and significant milestone in the life of the University of Mpumalanga.

11/27/2020 12:00:00 AM


Since the outbreak of COVID-19 most Small, Medium and Micro (SMME) businesses face a bleak future but University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Bachelor of Agriculture Extension & Resource Management student Lerato Rasekganya and her community are reaping the rewards of the farming initiative she started during lockdown.

11/27/2020 12:00:00 AM