'Ndebele art exposed me to the world'- Esther Mahlangu

Dr Mahlangu began painting as a child. At the age of 10, her mother and grandmother in accordance with tradition have taught her the art of Ndebele homestead wall painting and beadwork. Her work came to international attention in 1989 after her inclusion on the important exhibition Magiciens de la terre, held at the Centre Pompidou in Paris..

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SA’s first black PhD Philosophy graduate produced by UJ

This year, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) produced the first African (black) woman in South Africa to get a Doctorate in Philosophy. No other education institution has done this in the history of the country. Dr Mpho Tshivhase, who comes from Makwarela in Venda, Limpopo turned 32-years-old on 21 April 2018.

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International students’ deaths shake UJ community

Earlier this year, UJ lost two students, Mr Baraka Leonard Nafari (from Tanzania) and Mr Adeyemi George Adegoke (from Nigeria). Mr Nafari was a PhD student and a research assistant at the Department of Economics and Econometrics while Mr Adegoke was a DPhil Sport Science student.

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Mama Winnie’s death a huge talking point for citizens

Two weeks of national mourning for the Mother of the Nation, Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, opened a window into the history of South Africa’s past political struggles – and a can of worms for some government officials.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson pays tribute to Mama Winnie at UJ

"Mama Winnie needs to be honoured for continuing to fight for freedom because strong minds like her brought about strong changes," these were the sentiments of Reverend Jesse Jackson, when he paid tribute to Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the University of Johannesburg (UJ)..

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UJ athletes raise SA and UJ flags at Commonwealth Games in Australia

A team of University of Johannesburg (UJ) alumni, staff and students raised the South African flag high in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia in April 2018. Participating in two categories, athletics and men's and women's hockey,

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When relationships go sour

Although it is difficult, you will heal quicker by dealing with it, rather than distracting yourself by other means such as overworking, substance abuse, getting involved in into another relationship, or being so busy, you cannot think.


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Coping with financial pressures - Keep your eyes on the prize

“It is not the strongest of species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin It is an achievement and a dream when one is selected at an academic institution to further one’s education in the career field of one’s choice.

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Faculty of Education Graduates 2018

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – this Nelson Mandela quote is certainly the motto for many South African generations and the world citizens. These future teachers are ready to contribute to society. The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Faculty of Education students were filled with joy on their graduation day, some of which are first time university graduates in their families. The energy and motivation in this video says it all – all the best with your future endeavours teachers!


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CBE Graduates 2018

The College of Business and Economics (CBE) graduation ceremony was exciting and inspiring. Sharing their future plans and joyful graduation experiences, the students reflected on their hard work put in during their journey at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). A sense of accomplishment, seeing fellow students graduate, continuing with studies this year, and the apparel all added to the pack of a successful journey for this cohort of future commercial leaders.

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FEBE Graduates 2018

From Vulindlela by the late pop queen Brenda Fassie to group singing in the corridors after the formal proceedings of the graduation ceremony for the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment students, this was a day of triumph for the future engineers. These FEBE students, also known as the lab and library dwellers for their regular and long studying periods, felt proud as they dawned the University’s new graduation attire which is different from the previous years. Accompanied by their companions, parents, and colleagues, one could pick the sense of achievement this graduation ceremony brought to the new graduates

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Faculty of Health Sciences Graduates 2018

A brighter future for the new health whizzes from the Faculty of Health Sciences after graduating from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) this year. While some students will be entering the world of work this year, others are continuing with their studies. Perseverance, pushing hard, working smart and making study friends that will be a part of their lives even in the future, were some of the sentiments this group of graduates cherished at the graduation ceremonies.

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Faculty of Humanities Graduates 2018

Graduating; the biggest achievement for the young graduates at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shared with family and friends. Parents shared their moments of joy as their sons and daughters graduated. From graduating cum laude to sharing lessons learned during their stay at UJ, these students acknowledged former statesman Nelson Mandela’s lecturing statement, “It seems impossible until it’s done.” An overwhelming achievement, studying towards PhDs, and all the “juice/sauce” - it was a graduation of social scientists!

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FADA Graduates 2018

The creative ones: the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) students relished on their achievements as they graduated at UJ this season. From this group, the world awaits future architects, thought-provoking artists, business leaders, fashion and industrial designers who will bring Industry 4.0 ideas to the fore in their work.These students shared their future plans and how they prepared academically to arrive at this moment; they’re ready to kick-start their careers. UJ All The Way!!!

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