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University of Mpumalanga (UMP) lecturer at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management from the Faculty of Economics, Development and Business Sciences, Mpho Sealetse, is on a staff exchange programme at Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Lörrach, Germany, where she is working on her doctoral thesis under the mentorship of Prof Dr Wendy Fehlner and Prof Dr Valentin Weislämle.

9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Director of Management Accounts, Budget and Payroll, Dr Queen Ntombikayise Ambe, has obtained her PhD from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) with a research interest in Annual Report Disclosure by Higher Education Institutions.

9/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) has been awarded the National Research Foundation (NRF) Excelleration Award during the NRF Annual Research Awards held on 01 September 2022.

9/14/2022 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) celebrated Women’s Month with celebrations held at both the Siyabuswa and Mbombela campuses. Under the theme: "Discover the best in you", guests at two breakfast events included Her Majesty Queen Sekhothali Mabhena of the Ndebele Kingdom, UMP Vice-Chancellor, Professor Thoko Mayekiso, and other women from different spheres of the institution.

8/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


Unemployed graduates and final year students at the University of Mpumalanga (UMP) were filled with hope and their spirits revived during this year’s career expo, which was held at the Mbombela campus, where companies and organisations were allowed to present the plethora of opportunities that exist in the various industries within South Africa and abroad.

8/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Head of School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Professor Ntombovuyo Wayi-Mgwebi, is part of the 36 academics in the Women in Leadership (WIL) programme, which is designed to strengthen senior academic women in male-dominated leadership structures to better understand the institutional cultures and power asymmetries found in patriarchal workspaces.

8/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


Though a global issue affecting all citizenry, climate change has a particularly negative effect on women, says Dr Isaac Agholor, a senior lecturer in Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource Management at the School of Agriculture, which is part of the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences at the University of Mpumalanga (UMP).

8/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Bachelor of Education Foundation Phase student, Katlego Malapane has a passion for sports and especially football. The former captain of the UMP Women’s Football team is inspired by the National Women’s Soccer Team, Banyana Banyana.

8/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


Integrated learning and technology will see tourism students and the industry into the future, says Professor for Sustainable Tourism Management at the Cooperative State University of Baden Württemberg (Duale Hochschule) in Lörrach Germany, and Professor Dr Wendy Dwan Fehlner, during a seminar recently held at the Mbombela campus.

8/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


Unable to find work after graduating in 2017, University of Mpumalanga (UMP) alumnus, Mawethu Magagula, found a small piece of land and used her learning to start growing vegetable crops, and is today able to support herself and other vendors who she supplies with fresh produce.

8/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase lecturer of educational psychology, Dr Linet Imbosa Muhati-Nyakundi, is a highly qualified and experienced academic with a demonstrated history of working in the higher learning industry.

8/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP), in partnership with Juta & Company, recently launched the book: Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the 21st Century: Recognising and Harnessing Their Worth, edited by Dr Mokong Mapadimeng, an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences.

8/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


The Hunter-Gatherer Archaeological Project (HARP), led by Dr Tim Forssman from the University of Mpumalanga, hosted a research colloquium while conducting fieldwork in July 2022. The colloquium’s purpose was in part to provide an update of the work completed thus far but to also celebrate archaeological heritage in the Mapungubwe region.

8/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) has appointed Dr Makgalake Pabalelo Radingoana, an academic with a strong teaching and research background. She joins the institution as a lecturer in Water Management in the School of Agricultural Sciences.

8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM


Water Management lecturer at the University of Mpumalanga (UMP), Dr Tatenda Dalu was nominated for the 2021/2022 National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF-South32), which has recognized him for his outstanding contribution to science, engineering, technology (SET) and innovation in South Africa.

8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM


ENACTUS, the pride and joy of the University of Mpumalanga (UMP), took second place after competing at the Enactus South Africa National Competition 2022, where they were neck and neck with Central University of Technology, during a ceremony recently held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Gauteng.

8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM


The social construct of curriculum decolonisation took centre stage in the times of the student movement Fees Must Fall. Many debates amongst students and lecturers took place within this period illuminating problems that were resultant from a modernist and colonial curricular.

8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) volleyball teams recently participated in a tournament hosted by the University of Cape Town (UCT), where they made a good impression and lived up to the institution’s value of excellence.

8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Bachelor of Arts General student, Precious Mamogobo will later this year jet off to the United Kingdom (UK) on a three-week educational tour, after receiving the Abe Bailey Travel Bursary in June this year.

8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM


Committed to providing an environment that allows students to have a vibrant student life through sporting and recreational activities, the University of Mpumalanga (UMP) launched the Indigenous Games on 22 July at the Mbombela campus.

8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM