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UNIVEN’s Chancellor Motlantle confers 456 degrees in a range of disciplines
UNIVEN’s Chancellor Motlantle confers 456 degrees in a range of disciplines

Thohoyandou – On Friday, 23 September 2016 the Chancellor of the University of Venda, Honourable Mr Kgalema Motlanthe conferred a total of 456 qualifications to graduates

DR ZAAIMAN IS A QUITE REMARKABLE MAN
DR ZAAIMAN IS A QUITE REMARKABLE MAN

Dr Jannie Zaaiman who is due to retire at the end of October 2016. Dr Zaaiman’s farewell function was held at Khoroni hotel on Thursday, 22 September 2016.

STATEMENT ON DEFAMATORY E-MAILS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF VENDA COMMUNITY
STATEMENT ON DEFAMATORY E-MAILS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF VENDA COMMUNITY

The University of Venda Management has taken note of e-mails emanating from the address “Justice Denied” which are grossly inaccurate, false and criminal in nature.

Univen SRC President receives the newsmaker of the year award
Univen SRC President receives the newsmaker of the year award

Univen’s Student Representative Council President, Mashudu Nthulane, symbolically received the National Press Club’s Newsmaker of the Year award for 2015

MINISTER OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ENCOURAGES UNIVEN STUDENTS TO BECOME RESEARCHERS
MINISTER OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ENCOURAGES UNIVEN STUDENTS TO BECOME RESEARCHERS

Minister Naledi Pandor met with the NRF-rated researchers, non–rated senior researchers, emerging researchers and representatives of postgraduate students from the University of Venda in a meeting which took place at the Research Conference Centre.

University of Venda to host the collaborative DST - SARChi IKS Interface Conference for the first time
University of Venda to host the collaborative DST - SARChi IKS Interface Conference for the first time

The University of Venda will be the first University to co-host the fifth Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Interface conference for 2016.

Universities of Venda and Walter Sisulu 2nd International Research Conference Plans are Underway
Universities of Venda and Walter Sisulu 2nd International Research Conference Plans are Underway

Members of the different committees (Oversight, Scientific, Logistics, Communication and Marketing, and Finance and Audit) from both partnering Universities (Univen and WSU) met as part of the ongoing preparations

Delva Mathevula sendoff to Las Vegas
Delva Mathevula sendoff to Las Vegas

Delva Mathevula will be leaving to America in Las Vegas to present a paper titled: Totems and Their Influence Among Vatsonga.

Ramabina is the Limpopo Librarian of the Year
Ramabina is the Limpopo Librarian of the Year

Mr Maropene Thomas Ramabina who is attached to the Department of Library Services at the University of Venda has recently been chosen as Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) Limpopo Librarian of the Year 2016.

Russian Ambassador to South Africa Visits Univen
Russian Ambassador to South Africa Visits Univen

On 25 August 2016 the Russian Ambassador to South Africa, His Excellency Mikhail Ivanovich Petrakov, visited the University and delivered a Public lecture titled ‘South African-Russian Relations:

HARD WORK PAYS OFF
HARD WORK PAYS OFF

the University of Venda awarded 706 Short course certificates to students who completed their programmes in different fields with the University recently.

Watch: Stomach bug found in a 5 300-year old glazier mummy
Watch: Stomach bug found in a 5 300-year old glazier mummy

Scientists gave him the name Ötzi the Iceman, named after the river and valley where he was discovered. It was assumed that the strain of the bacterium in Ötzi’s stomach would be the same as is found in Europeans today.

Univen Successfully Hosts Unhcr Seminar On International Refugee Protection
Univen Successfully Hosts Unhcr Seminar On International Refugee Protection

Mr Cyril Cyriac Mudakkalil canvassed the fundamental principles of international refugee law and outlined the work of UNHCR while Mr Moses Mulaudzi explained the work of UNHCR in South Africa.

UNIVEN successfully hosts a two day postgraduate students gathering..
UNIVEN successfully hosts a two day postgraduate students gathering..

During the gathering Prof Norris talked about challenges currently faced by post-graduate students in the Southern African Region under the theme Overcoming Challenges in Postgraduate Education in Southern Africa.