The 4IR Low Carbon drive - The High of UJ

The impulse of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) features a drive to achieve a low-carbon economy. The University of Johannesburg (UJ), through its Strategic Plan 2025, aims to achieve a 15% carbon footprint reduction by 2025. With this vantage point, Viaksha Mohabir (an MPhil Energy Studies student at the UJ) probes: What practical role is UJ currently playing in the low-carbon economy?

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UJ introduces a Campus TV Network

​As staff and students returned to their respective campuses on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 after the Easter long weekend, they noticed that the Campus TV Network screens have now gone live.

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25 years of democracy – a win win or a win lose for SA?

On Saturday, 27 April 2019, South Africa celebrated exactly 25 years since the dawn of multiparty democracy in the country. As they commemorated Freedom Day, South Africans reflect on the milestones that have been achieved in transforming our country into a society they aspire it to be.

 

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Former high school principal graduates with a PhD at UJ

Shortfalls in continuing professional teacher development programmes encouraged Dr Mbulelo Noge to further his education in order to improve curriculum and content management in schools.

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Second-year Social Work students take oath: What does this mean?

​Taking oath is an important commitment which marks a milestone for social work students. It is only after students have registered with the South African Council for Social Services Profession (SACSSP) and taken an oath that they are permitted to work with clients during their field work placements.

 

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Sharing knowledge, positively shaping future leaders

As the autumn graduation season draws to an end at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), graduates marvel in their hard-earned achievements. The 2019 graduands and graduates are an eclectic mix of students in various academic disciplines.
 

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WINNER! Anisa is the first female winner of SABC 1’s One Day Leader show

Once bitten, twice shy – but not for Anisa Mazimpaka! She made a strong return to SABC 1’s youth political debate show called One Leader, thus becoming the first female winner of Season 7 on Thursday evening, 02 May 2019. Anisa made returned to the show after being eliminated from one of the previous seasons.

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UJ honours renowned physicist and former Rwandan science minister Prof Romain Murenzi

South Africa and Africa in general are lucky to have you as graduates. Our continent has an acute shortage of scientists. It is said that Africa will need more than one million scientists and engineers in the next decade.

 

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Honorary doctoral degree for activist Kumi Naidoo

"In Africa this is a moment for us to dream big. As graduates of the finest University, you can in whatever profession you practice play a pivotal role in reshaping the future..

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UJ VC launches scholarship for women, pays tribute to his grandmother

​The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg (UJ), Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, launched the Tshianeo Marwala Scholarship in honour of his grandmother, Tshianeo Marwala on Tuesday, 16 April 2019.

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UJ acknowledges Chinese President Xi Jinping’s role in advancing the Fourth Industrial Revolution with honorary doctoral degree

The President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping became the latest high-profile public figure to be conferred with an honorary doctorate by the University of Johannesburg (UJ). 


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UJ expertise on Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg (UJ), Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, has been appointed to serve on the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) announced by South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa  on Tuesday, 09 April 2019.

 

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UJ honours NASA pioneer and African-American icon Katherine Johnson

​​Failure will never overtake one if you are determined to succeed. One cannot change the past but if one has passion you will find a way to make your dreams a reality. This was the message of Joylette Hylick and Katherine Moore when they accepted an honorary doctorate on behalf of their mother Kathrine Johnson at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on Monday, 29 April 2019. 

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Democracy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

When I was born in 1971 in Venda, three years after the great partition of the peoples of Venda, my certificate showed that I was registered as a South African citizen. The great partition is the separation of Venda speakers from their Tsonga and Sepedi counterparts who had been living together for many generations.

 

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Graduation Videos

UJ Science graduates celebrate their success with parents

UJ Science students express their happiness on obtaining their qualifications. Their parents also add in some motivational flavour to the taste of academic success and being proud of their children. Goosebumps!

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UJ FADA graduates autumn 2019 - Nominations and tips for success

The future architects and influencers of art and design took the first bold step from UJ as they celebrated achieving their qualifications in the 2019 autumn graduation series. They also nominate their fellow graduates to express their qualification completion pleasures.

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FADA graduates offer advice to future graduates

The future architects and influencers of art and design took the first bold step from UJ as they celebrated achieving their qualifications in the 2019 autumn graduation series. They also nominate their fellow graduates to express their qualification completion pleasures.

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UJ Education graduates autumn 2019 - Advice for current students

The 2019 autumn graduates from the Faculty of Education offer advice for the current students who are still pursuing their studies at UJ.


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UJ Engineering graduates autumn 2019 - "Stay focused until the finish line

South Africa’s future is secured. UJ’s engineering graduates who received their qualifications at the University’s autumn congregation share their joy on wearing their graduation belts. They also offer advice on staying focused until the finish line.

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Humanities graduates share valuable lessons on their academic journey at UJ

The academic journey is tough, but the destination is exhilarating. UJ Humanities graduates share tips on how to tread the academic trajectory. They also nominate their friends to share valuables lessons learned during their stay at UJ.

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