June 2021 EDITION

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LETTER FROM THE VICE CHANCELLOR

The term came to an end earlier this month and we now find ourselves more than halfway through what has been another year where the pandemic has been dictating much of HOW we do things, but not WHAT we do. 



MENTORING POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS WILL ENHANCE AFRICA’S COMPETITIVENESS

Mentoring and supporting postgraduate students will produce professionals who will enable South Africa and the African continent to compete internationally, said the Research Professor of Education, Professor Sechaba Mahlomaholo at a seminar recently hosted by UMP’s Research Division.



UNIQUE RESEARCH EXPLORES CROCODILE MEAT AS ALTERNATIVE PROTEIN SOURCE FOR FISH

University of Mpumalanga Master of Science in Agriculture student, Reginah Mdhluvu, has been praised for her ground-breaking and unique research on crocodile meat as an alternative protein source for Dusky kob.



UMP COLLABORATES WITH NRF TO DEVELOP MORE RESEARCHERS

Students in the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences have been given a boost as UMP entered into partnership with the South African Environment Observation Network (SAEON), enabling them to use NRF resources and to collaborate on research projects.



DR TSVAKIRAI'S STUDY ADVOCATES FOR FINDING SYNERGIES BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND CONSUMER DEMANDS

University of Mpumalanga agribusiness lecturer, Dr Chiedza Tsvakirai, recently obtained her PhD from North-West University. Using the peach and nectarine fresh fruit trade as her case study, her thesis found that latent market opportunities exist for better provision.



UMP STUDENT CHANGING LIVES THROUGH LITERATURE

University of Mpumalanga Information Communication Technology and Information (Applications Development) student, Philani Hlophe, has just published his first self-help book: There’s a Season for Everything.



LIMPOPO CHAPTER ADDRESSES YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

Doors are open for those who make an effort, said Convocation Representative and Student Stewardship Programme Fellow, Moses Sithole, when the Limpopo Chapter recently met in Polokwane to elect additional members.