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University of Mpumalanga (UMP) alumnus, Natasha Zulu, is on top of the world as her Honours final-year research paper was published in the UK and used by Routledge and Francis publishers. The research is published for people with an interest in exploring South Africa as a marketplace for meat analogues, and to introduce current information into the academic sphere.

8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM


Four University of Mpumalanga (UMP) staff members from the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences spent three weeks at the Harper Adams University (HAU) in the UK, where they participated in the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility and Training Programme, a European Union-funded initiative designed to support training periods for staff working in higher education institutions.

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The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Siyabuswa and Mbombela campuses spent 67 minutes on Mandela Day by visiting centres for vulnerable children, planting vegetables at old age homes, and donating food and blankets to local communities in and around Mpumalanga Province.

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The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) recently hosted Sanlam as part of ongoing stakeholder engagements the institution has with its partners. Held at the Mbombela campus, the event was aimed at enhancing and strengthening the partnership between the two parties.

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The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) is grooming future entrepreneurs through the Student Entrepreneurs Society, which is based at the Siyabuswa campus. One young aspiring businesswoman is Thandeka Mahlangu, who started a dessert business, Ndeka’s Desserts in 2018, while still in matric.

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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) Master of Science student, Christoph Henger, is an aspiring teacher who is currently studying Bachelor of Development Studies and Organisational Behaviour, and doing part of his research at the University of Mpumalanga (UMP).

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The University of Mpumalanga (UMP), through its partnerships with external stakeholders and a viable student graduate programme, has made it possible for 189 students to be placed in internships.

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National Environment Month is celebrated in June, with government and industry leaders driving the way to raise awareness on environmental issues and challenges. In South Africa, there are three main environmental issues: pollution, lack of energy, and deforestation.

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This year marks 46 years since the Soweto uprising, which saw young people take to the streets. On 16 June the country reflects on the massacre of school children during the Soweto Uprising of 1976. Today, almost five decades later, the youth face challenges of unemployment, inequality, and substance abuse, among other things.

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OPINION: The AG report 2020/21: Municipal Financial Management has found that about 35% of Mpumalanga municipalities are so broke that they may not have the ability to continue functioning in the near future. University of Mpumalanga, Senior lecturer in Communication studies, Dr Tshepang Molale says an empowered and active citizenry is needed to ensure the restoration of trust and citizen-centric accountable and ethical leadership across Mpumalanga municipalities.

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University of Mpumalanga ICT Lecturer from the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and Acting Manager for the UMP-Colab, Dudu Masuku, is confident that the unemployment figures could drop once the youth – especially graduates – start using the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies to create job opportunities for themselves.

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Vigorous agricultural research activities and policies are needed to help smallholder farmers in South Africa, said Head of School of Agriculture, Professor Funso Kutu, during a seminar recently held at the Mbombela campus.

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Universities South Africa’s Community of Practice for the Teaching and Learning of African Languages (CoPAL) has put together an elaborate plan of action aiming to realise tangible outcomes for 2022. These and more were discussed during a meeting recently held at the University of Mpumalanga’s Mbombela campus.

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The University of Mpumalanga Strategic Plan Announcement

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On 13 and 14 May, the University of Mpumalanga (UMP) held graduation ceremonies to celebrate the achievements of students who have completed their qualifications during the past academic year. A total of 1 112 students were awarded/conferred qualifications during the seventh graduation ceremony which was held in the Multi-Purpose Hall at the Mbombela Campus.

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Three University of Mpumalanga academics: Culture and Heritage lecturer Ms Thulisile Bhuda, Political Studies lecturer Dr Sifiso Ndlovu and Research Professor of Education, Prof Sechaba, engaged in an Africa Day dialogue on @RISEfm943 under the theme: Celebrating Diversity: Showcasing our Africaness.

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University of Mpumalanga (UMP) PhD student Nicholus Mnyambo, who graduated his MSc in Agriculture Cum Laude during the 2022 graduation ceremony held at Mbombela Campus, dedicated his success to his late mom for the role she played in ensuring that he gets an education.

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Grade 11 and 12 learners from different schools across the province recently attended an insightful Open Day at the University of Mpumalanga (UMP). Hosted in the Multi-Purpose Hall at the Mbombela campus, learners were afforded the opportunity to learn more about the various programmes on offer at UMP, to learn more about the available sporting activities, see the facilities, meet potential future classmates, and learn how to apply.

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Best friends and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture graduates, Thobile Mkhwanazi and Rivoningo Ubisi, have a lot in common. Both are recipients of the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and have achieved their degrees Cum Laude – with 19 distinctions each. They are also both pursuing their Master of Science in Agriculture degrees at UMP and want to pursue their doctoral degrees in agriculture.

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The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) honoured some of its most outstanding students during the Academic Excellence Awards at an event recently held at the Mbombela campus.

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