Lutendo Tshifura

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UJ tops 2024 global rankings for UN SDG on No Poverty

In yet another significant development showing a commitment to addressing pressing societal challenges, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has again been recognised as the top university in South Africa for its contribution towards poverty alleviation … Continued


Author: Lutendo Tshifura Date: June 13, 2024

UJ Cricket wins big at 2024 DP Lions Cricket Awards

The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Cricket Club won top team prizes at the 2024 Lions Cricket Awards ceremony in Sandton on Saturday, 8 June 2024. Both the UJ ladies’ and men’s teams walked away as winners in various categories for the 2023/24 seaso … Continued


Author: Lutendo Tshifura Date: June 13, 2024

UJ’s Chancellor, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, accepts an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Free State

The University of Johannesburg (UJ)’s Chancellor, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, accepted the Honorary Doctorate in Education (honoris causa) conferred upon her by the University of Free State (UFS) on Friday, 7 June 2024. This honour recognises her significa … Continued


Author: Lutendo Tshifura Date: June 13, 2024

Vice-Chancellor Message – 07 June 2024

Our University has once again achieved notable recognition in global rankings, receiving The Most Improved Africa University Award in the latest 2025 edition of the QS World University Rankings. This award is for universities that show the most conside … Continued


Author: Lutendo Tshifura Date: June 10, 2024

Mgcini Vincent Msibi’s inspiring graduation journey at the University of Johannesburg

While Mgcini Vincent Msibi has been working as a semi-skilled plumber at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) for the last six years, his journey with UJ started back in 2012 when he was a bright-eyed mechanical engineering student. Mgcini went on to gr … Continued


Author: Lutendo Tshifura Date: June 10, 2024

Charting a path to global food security: Prof. Adebo’s innovations in food processing

On Wednesday, 05 June 2024, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) celebrated the inauguration of Professor Oluwafemi Adebo, an esteemed scholar within the Department of Biotechnology & Food Technology. His inaugural lecture, titled “Processed and Ben … Continued


Author: Lutendo Tshifura Date: June 10, 2024

UJ shows stellar performance in the QS World Rankings, bagging ‘Most Improved’ award

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has been ranked among the top universities globally in one of the world’s most watched and highly anticipated annual university rankings. The latest 2025 edition of the QS World University Rankings by global higher e … Continued


Author: Lutendo Tshifura Date: June 5, 2024

UJ’s mascot Hoepie graduates!

The University of Johannesburg (UJ)’s beloved mascot, Hoepie, has joined the ranks of thousands of graduates who crossed the stage this graduation season. Thanks to the efforts of 26-year-old Sandile Mbatha, the man inside the costume, Hoepie—named aft … Continued


Author: Lutendo Tshifura Date: June 5, 2024

Gloomy prediction for Gender Parity in South Africa: It’s time to Legislate Gender Quotas

It’s become very clear that the ANC will no longer hold the status it occupied in the previous national assembly. Yesterday the CSIR predicted fluctuations of seat allocations for various political parties and the ANC is predicted to lose 70 seats, mos … Continued


Author: Lutendo Tshifura Date: June 5, 2024

Vice-Chancellor Message – 31 May 2024

Like many South Africans, I have been in a state of suspense since Wednesday, as I wait for the outcome of the national election. This week’s election, coming at a time when South Africa marks 30 years of democracy, has demonstrated that our country ha … Continued


Author: Lutendo Tshifura Date: May 31, 2024