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Member of Parliament, Honourable Timothy Mashele, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Developmental Studies Honours degree from the University of Mpumalanga (UMP). He received his degree during the seventh graduation ceremony held at the Mbombela campus.

5/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) celebrated the success of the ENACTUS team for their stellar performance during the 2021 competitions, proving that the university is committed to developing and implementing sustainable programmes for local communities.

5/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Bachelor of Education (Bed) graduate, Busisiwe Ntimba, who completed her degree Cum Laude with 27 distinctions at the 2022 graduation ceremony says education was her only ticket out of poverty.

5/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) volleyball team made history when they beat North West University (NWU) and Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) for the first time since the institution was established.

5/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) celebrated Africa Day under the theme Celebrating Diversity: Showcasing our Africanness, with several activities held at Mbombela on 25 May and Siyabuswa campus, on 27 May.

5/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) held a tree-planting ceremony at its Mbombela Campus on May 13, 2022. The tree-planting ceremony, which was in honour of the recently appointed UMP Chancellor, Judge Mandisa Maya, was attended by several dignitaries including UMP Vice-Chancellor Professor Thoko Mayekiso, UMP Chairperson of Council Professor David Mabunda and several UMP Management members.

5/30/2022 12:00:00 AM


Learners who attended the World Intellectual Property Day at the University of Mpumalanga's Mbombela Campus on 26 April 2022 were encouraged to have the edge by developing new ideas that will solve today's problems while building a successful and sustainable future.

4/29/2022 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga Research Division hosted the launch of Rethinking the Land and Agrarian Questions in Africa, a book edited by Prof Vusi Gumede, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Development and Business Sciences, and Dr Toendepi Shonhe, former Postdoctoral Fellow at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute.

4/29/2022 12:00:00 AM


In 2022 the University of Mpumalanga (UMP) introduced the Bachelor of Laws Degree, which sets out to prepare students for entry into legal practice, into a wide range of other careers that require the application of law, and for postgraduate studies in law.

4/29/2022 12:00:00 AM


In February this year, an old coal mine in Mpumalanga drained an enormous amount of acidic water into the Wilge River, leading to devastating consequences for the river system and some of the fish species found therein. Senior lecturer and leader of the Rivers of Life Programme at the University of Mpumalanga (UMP) School of Biology and Environmental Sciences and an NRF rated researcher, Dr Gordon O’Brien looks at the effects of acid mine drainage.

4/29/2022 12:00:00 AM


The latest student satisfaction survey has indicated that transformed teaching and learning cultures improve student learning, which is another area that the University of Mpumalanga (UMP) strongly puts focus on: capacitating its academics through various initiatives and models of professional development, so that they are able to excel in their teaching and learning roles and responsibilities.

4/29/2022 12:00:00 AM


Learning to adopt innovative approaches and ideas in the fields of health, fitness and wellbeing, and to integrate them in the leisure and tourism culture, is what two University of Mpumalanga (UMP) postgraduate students, Tabile Sikatele, and Vuyelwa Carol Magagula are grasping at the University of Applied Sciences FH JOANNEUM in Styria, Austria.

4/29/2022 12:00:00 AM


OPINION: Senior lecturer at the University of Mpumalanga (UMP) School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Dr Mncedisi Bembe, is of the view that the introduction of e-learning programmes for grade 12 learners by the Mpumalanga Department of Education is a step in the right direction towards improving the quality of education, and will in future benefit both learners and teachers in the province.

4/29/2022 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) officially opened the Tfokomala Hotel and Conference Centre.

4/8/2022 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) is the first South African University to partner with the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) to develop entrepreneurial students who will create employment and build capacity for supporting start-up and spin-off companies, as well as exchanging knowledge among faculty staff.

3/31/2022 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga Vice-Chancellor, Professor Thoko Mayekiso, is a woman on a mission: to grow and develop the institution to its full potential. Her determination and will have seen the university overcome many challenges and attain great successes. The future looks bright with her at the helm.

3/31/2022 12:00:00 AM


South African Masters and Honours students stand to benefit from the ELEPHANT project, funded by the European Union (EU) mobility programme from January 2020 to January 2024.

3/31/2022 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Development and Business Sciences, Professor Vusi Gumede, says the South African government has not sufficiently confronted apartheid colonialism directly and the country is in need of a clear development agenda.

3/31/2022 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga (UMP) alumnus, Gugu Shongwe, is applying her culinary skills at Le Calabash, a restaurant in the Loire Valley in France. The opportunity came after securing an internship to learn the finer arts of cookery.

3/31/2022 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) is running a successful Family Math programme that addresses the shortage of teaching resources at local schools. The programme empowers learners where there’s no parental involvement and assists some educators who do not necessarily have adequate mathematics content knowledge and teaching skills.

3/31/2022 12:00:00 AM