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The University of Mpumalanga Community recently gathered at the Multi-purpose Hall at Mbombela campus for the 6th Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Development Trust (ATMDT) Annual Lecture on Ethical and Moral Leadership. Siyabuswa Campus Director, Dr Emmanuel Tshikwatamba delivered the keynote address.

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Matriculants in the province now also stand to benefit from the University of Mpumalanga’s partnership with the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA) through their new Mobile Digital Literacy course, which is specifically aimed at equipping high school learners with digital skills competence for sustainable socio-economic development in South Africa.

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The date for the election of the SRC/CRC is Friday 05 November 2021, as announced by UMP Vice-Chancellor, Professor Thoko Mayekiso.

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The Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology is a one year, full-time, 120 credit, NQF exit level 8 qualification, which includes compulsory and elective modules. It provides an important route for progression into further postgraduate studies (Master’s and Doctoral) for students who wish to continue with their studies at the University of Mpumalanga or elsewhere.

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According to Professor Andrew Maredza, Associate Professor Economics at the University of Mpumalanga, the province with nearly 4.7 million inhabitants, spread across 17 local municipalities, has the perfect logistical location.

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The recently elected Executive Committee Members of the UMP Convocation have embraced their new leadership roles and are preparing to embark on a journey that will see them engage and reignite the spirit of UMP alumni and other academics. The members are fired up to take the interests of the institution to greater heights.

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University of Mpumalanga BeD Foundation Phase Teaching student at the Siyabuswa campus, Lerato Baloyi, possesses prowess and eagerness on the court. The netball star is making waves after representing the institution as part of the under 19 Nkangala District Team. She also participated at the USSA Netball Telkom Junior Netball Championships.

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The University of Mpumalanga is introducing a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Psychology, which will prepare graduates to reflect on their own psychological and human resource management applications by assessing the effect thereof in the holistic context of Industrial Psychology within their everyday lives.

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Honours in Development Studies student, Thuso Tshiloane is living up to UMP's graduate attributes of being innovative and entrepreneurial. He started a business that aims to address the accommodation shortage in the Mbombela area. The business of renting property and subleasing it to students has seen him realize his dream of filling the gap in the market while also providing other learners with a safe and decent place to stay.

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The University of Mpumalanga School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences will from 2022 introduce a Postgraduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technology PGDip (ICT), which will enable graduates to acquire advanced knowledge and skills that will allow them to develop solutions for different industries, communities and for society.

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On 15 October 2021, the newly appointed Mpumalanga Provincial Government Director General, Mr Makhukhu Mampuru, paid a courtesy visit to the University of Mpumalanga (UMP) to meet and greet the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Thoko Mayekiso and her management team.

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I am certain that South Africa is one of the countries in the world with the richest diversity of both culture and heritage. I am also sure that our university can lay claim to the same. Reading through our stories this month, I am sure you will agree. 

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University of Mpumalanga Dean of Education Faculty, Professor Hilda Israel, says the faculty is making great headway to ensure the longevity of African languages, culture and heritage through its comprehensive teaching and learning methodologies.

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Born in the midst of COVID-19 and the lockdown in 2020, Tfokomala Hotel and Conference Centre, aims to unlock tourism and alleviate poverty in local communities.

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University of Mpumalanga lecturer in Cultural and Heritage Studies, Msakha Mona, has a particular penchant for languages. Currently pursuing his PhD research in Education with the focus on social justice in the curriculum through decoloniality, Mona has experience in Curriculum Design, Teaching, Research, and Events Management.

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From 2022, the University of Mpumalanga will introduce a new postgraduate programme in the Faculty of Economics, Development and Business Science under the school of Social Sciences: a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Siswati. The one year, full time programme requires students to possess 120 credits with an NQF exit level 8 qualification.

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Newly elected president of the Executive Committee of the Convocation, Wandile Shabangu, is ready to resume his duties, which are mainly to facilitate liaison between the university and its former students and academic employees, create networks and canvas support for strategic objectives of the university.

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The University of Mpumalanga has introduced a new undergraduate qualification: Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (BICT), which sets to address the trending needs of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. Graduates will be empowered with appropriate competencies and knowledge that is deliberately aligned to solving ICT business-related problems.

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The University of Mpumalanga, in partnership with The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) and the Agro-processing Unit in the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development held its first Student Exposure Workshop early in September.

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With unemployment at an all-time high globally, the University of Mpumalanga chose the perfect time to hold a virtual Career Expo to equip soon to be graduates with the necessary tools and expose them to relevant information about future jobs requirements, available internship programmes and bursaries.

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