July 2020 EDITION

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LETTER FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR

Amidst the chaos, uncertainty, hardship and turmoil that 2020 has brought, we now find ourselves in July and it is a month of awe, wonder and celebration.



UMP HOSTS A VIRTUAL GRADUATION CEREMONY

The Class of 2020 had a successful non-traditional graduation, which was captured on Ligwalagwala FM and on UMP YouTube Channel.



UMP ENACTUS SCOOPS AWARDS AT THE NATIONAL COMPETITION

The UMP ENACTUS team has once again done the university proud. They recently competed against teams from 16 other universities at the ENACTUS Virtual Competition and came out tops.



UMP STUDENTS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE AFTER REOPENING

The University of Mpumalanga has welcomed the first batch of students back to campus. The University has put safety precautionary measures that before students enter the building, they are sanitized, screened, and given rules that have been modified to align them with COVID-19 regulations.



UMP CHANCELLOR’S INSPIRING MESSAGE TO GRADUATES

“You are now suitably qualified – not just as graduates, but also as young, gifted and energetic members of our society – to anticipate and realise a post-COVID South Africa,” said UMP Chancellor President Cyril Ramaphosa in his message to graduates.



OPINION: TEACHING AND LEARNING IN TIMES OF TURMOIL

Retired Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academics at the University of Mpumalanga, professor Ric Bernard says the pandemic and the lockdown have required all of us to adapt quickly to find new ways of teaching and learning.



UMP LIBRARY CELEBRATES AFRICAN LITERATURE

The University of Mpumalanga’s Library Services is using the national lockdown to promote and upload African Literature online. This initiative came about when staff and students were asked to make suggestions on how the library could support them while at home.