March 2021 EDITION

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LETTER FROM THE VICE CHANCELLOR

What a month March and the start of our first term here at UMP has been. It feels as though I've hardly touched ground and I'm sure most staff and students can relate.



UMP INAUGURATES FIRST FEMALE SRC PRESIDENT

It’s a new dawn as the University of Mpumalanga inaugurates the 2021 Student Representative Council with the first female president, Ms Vuyelwa Carol Magagula, at the helm. The third year Bachelor of Development Studies student who hails from Middelburg in Mpumalanga was elected in November 2020.



DR WOUDI'S RESEARCH WILL ASSIST BUSINESSES THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Dr Woudi Von Solms UMP Senior Lecturer: Tourism is currently working on a research project with the University of Johannesburg to try and assist small to medium enterprises with marketing research and competitor analyses.



EMPOWERING NEW LEARNERS WITH SUCCESS TOOLS

The University of Mpumalanga (UMP) hosted an informative and power packed orientation week to welcome new leaners. The objective of the five-day programme was to officially welcome first year students and help them with the transition from high school to university life.



PROF MBEWE HEADS SCIENCE DEANS FORUM IN SOUTH AFRICA

University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Professor Moses Mbewe is currently serving as Chairperson of the National Task Force for the Containment of Polio in Labs (NTF), a Ministerial Advisory Committee for the National Department of Health, and Council on Higher Education (HEQC) as Programme Evaluator and most recently was appointed as the Chair of National Science Deans Forum in South Africa.



'ICT CAN IMPROVE LIVELIHOODS' – PROF NGQONDI

Presented by the Head of the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Professor Tembisa Ngqondi – University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Research Division recently hosted a seminar on Information, Communication and Technology for Development (ICT4D). The focus was on how ICT is used and can be implemented to improve livelihoods.



UMP LECTURER HOPES TO INNOVATE IN MATHS FIELD

University of Mpumalanga (UMP) Mathematics and Mathematics Education lecturer at the Siyabuswa Campus, Dr Mphalele Makgaleng hopes his research project will contribute to the development of new knowledge in the mathematics education space.