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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.

10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM


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.

10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM


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.

10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM


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.

10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM


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. 

10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM


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.

10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM


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.

10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM


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.

10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM


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.

10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM


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.

10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM


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.

10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM


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.

10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM


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.

10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM


A study by University of Mpumalanga Tourism lecturer Dr Julia Giddy and Professor Jayne Rogerson from the University of Johannesburg, which examines enterprise adaption in a nature tourism destination in South Africa that relies greatly on of high-end international tourism, has found that the tourism industry has suffered severely and has battled to survive since the global pandemic. It also found that South Africa’s tourism-dependent areas have been mostly exposed to the negative impacts of COVID-19.

10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM


Under the theme, Dare to Inspire, the University of Mpumalanga held a series of events to celebrate Women’s Month. Opening the event, Vice-Chancellor Professor Thoko Mayekiso said women still have battles to fight to ensure that women and children are free.

8/31/2021 12:00:00 AM


Though we have come a long way and have a long way still to go, there is much to celebrate this August which is Women's Month. Transformation of women in the workplace and society as a whole is moving at a snail's pace, but in some sectors and some institutions, like our university, it is happening in a real and tangible manner.

8/31/2021 12:00:00 AM


Since its establishment in 2013, the University of Mpumalanga has performed incredibly well in terms of gender empowerment. At the helm, the university is being led by capable and accomplished women who have made a significant contribution at the university and to higher education in general.

8/31/2021 12:00:00 AM


The bold and brave females of the 1956 Union Building Pass Law March were the source of inspiration for the attendees of the Student Representative Council’s Women’s Month event recently held at the Mbombela campus.

8/31/2021 12:00:00 AM


A study by University of Mpumalanga Senior Lecturer, Dr Nonzwakazi Maqubela and PhD student candidate from the University of Venda Abgirl Muleya, shows that despite the support provided to increase the representation of women in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), transformation is moving at a very slow pace. Personal, cultural and organizational barriers create roadblocks for female academics’ progress and career advancement. Much still needs to be done by HEIs in collaboration with various other societal institutions to address gender inequality.

8/31/2021 12:00:00 AM


University of Mpumalanga Bachelor of Science first-year student, Lungelihle Sinokuhle Dlamini, explores gender-based violence (GBV) and its devastating ripple effect in her first novel which was recently published.

8/31/2021 12:00:00 AM