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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Research by University of Mpumalanga Culture and Heritage lecturer, Thulisile Bhuda, has found that rural Ndebele women, though they have had no formal education, are ethno mathematicians who understand symmetrical geometry.

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One of the core values of the University of Mpumalanga is diversity. It is valued and celebrated in unlocking a range of interactions and enhancing exposure to a wide variety of diverse cultures, backgrounds, views and opinions.

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UMP lecturer at the School of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Dr Ayanda Shabalala, recently obtained her PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Johannesburg. Her thesis: Development of a pervious concrete reactive barrier for remediation of acid mine drainage, holds great promise.

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UMP COMMUNITY: REMAIN RESOLUTE AND RESILIENT

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On 15 July 2021 we held our second virtual graduation and though it would have been wonderful to have us all come together for our sixth graduation ceremony this year, the lockdown had other plans and as always, we just adjusted our sails and have been weathering this storm with great success.

7/29/2021 12:00:00 AM


The University of Mpumalanga awarded/conferred a total of 647 students with qualifications in absentia during the sixth graduation ceremony, held virtually on 15 July 2021.

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Confidence Ndlovu makes history by becoming the first student to obtain a Master’s Degree from the University of Mpumalanga. Ndlovu completed her degree in Development Studies Cum Laude. She is the first in her family to obtain a Master’s Degree.

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Twins, Noncedo and Ncedile Chiloane, graduated from the University of Mpumalanga at the same time for their postgraduate qualifications.

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People have been using plants in skincare for thousands of years, for cleansing, perfuming, beautifying and healing. Today, plants contribute significantly to the cosmetic (beauty) and cosmeceutical (medicinal) industry, which is worth billions of dollars.

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Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching student, Vanessa Nkuna, is on top of the world and ready to serve her community as a teacher following her graduation with 28 distinctions from the University of Mpumalanga.

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Sydwell Mazibuko, who recently graduated with a Diploma in Information Communication Technology in Application Development, is working on an e-commerce site called Varsity Market, an app that will assist student entrepreneurs in the business of trade to sell their goods at reasonable rates.

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Bachelor of Development Studies student, Beauty Makgeru, is the first in her family to graduate. Makgeru graduated in absentia on 15 July 2021 from the University of Mpumalanga. She completed her studies Cum Laude and also received the Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Award.

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Dr Sidney Netshakhuma from the Office of the Registrar Archivist has obtained a PhD in Information Science from the University of South Africa. His research topic was: “A framework for Archives and Records Management Programme at Institution of Higher Learning in South Africa: University of Venda – University of Witwatersrand Comparison.”

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University of Mpumalanga Nature Conservation student, Mulaudzi Mulamuleli, graduated in absentia on 15 July 2021 after two chronic illnesses posed serious challenges to her being able reach her goal of completing her diploma.

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