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CHEMISTRY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY IN AFRICA
CHEMISTRY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY IN AFRICA

The joint ‘Eastern and Southern Africa Environmental Chemistry Conference’ (ESAECC) and the 10th ‘Theoretical Chemistry Conference in Africa’ (TCCA) were held at the University of Venda from 6 to 11 April 2014. The conference theme was ‘Chemistry for Development and Sustainability in Africa.

SOUTH AFRICA URGED TO TAKE THE FUTURE OF AFRICA FORWARD
SOUTH AFRICA URGED TO TAKE THE FUTURE OF AFRICA FORWARD

On Monday, 14 April 2014 her Excellency, the High Commissioner for Tanzania, Radhia Msuya visited UNIVEN and delivered a Public Lecture on the topic: “From Morogoro and beyond: Tanzania and South Africa relations”, which was co-hosted with the Office of the Premier, Limpopo Province.

UNIVEN LAW ALUMNI PREPARE FOR THE LAUNCH OF LAW ASSOCIATION
UNIVEN LAW ALUMNI PREPARE FOR THE LAUNCH OF LAW ASSOCIATION

Thohoyandou-On Saturday, 29 March 2014, law final year students, staff and alumni gathered in Porche-Villa, Muledane during a pre-launch of Univen Law Alumni Association.

Botho University takes initiative to kick-start collaboration with UNIVEN
Botho University takes initiative to kick-start collaboration with UNIVEN

Following a visit to Botho University in Botswana by the Vice and Chancellor and Principal at the end of 2013, Botho University has taken the initiative to kick-start collaboration with UNIVEN.

Professor Jose Braga from the University Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier visits UNIVEN
Professor Jose Braga from the University Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier visits UNIVEN

On Wednesday, 12 March 2014, Professor Jose Braga from the University Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier visited UNIVEN to introduce the AESOP Erasmus Mundus consortium and also to give information on scholarship opportunities and application processes for AESOP

First Prize in the category of International Institution goes to UNIVEN
First Prize in the category of International Institution goes to UNIVEN

The University of Venda scooped first prize award in the category of international institution at a Tertiary Education Fair that took place at Fairgrounds, Gaborone Botswana from Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 March 2014.

Vice-Chancellor's meeting with First Rand CEO, Mr Nxasana
Vice-Chancellor's meeting with First Rand CEO, Mr Nxasana

Following an article that appeared in Sowetan Newspaper of 17 October 2013 in which the CEO of First Rand Limited, Mr Sizwe Nxasana said that the University of Venda is one of the historically disadvantaged institutions that produces graduates that are unemployable

UNIVEN VICE CHANCELLOR IN A MISSION TO INCREASE RESEARCH OUTPUT
UNIVEN VICE CHANCELLOR IN A MISSION TO INCREASE RESEARCH OUTPUT

In an endeavour to achieve the University's strategic objective of advancing the research and innovation mandate, the Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Venda, Professor Peter Mbati

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Peter Mbati witnesses a fully operational Solar Energy facility at Mustek
The Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Peter Mbati witnesses a fully operational Solar Energy facility at Mustek

Mustek and Scenistyle invited the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Peter Mbati to Mustek premises to witness a fully operational Solar Energy facility for the purpose of considering using solar power projects in order to save electricity costs at the University of Venda.

Prof Mahlomaholo (University of Free State) together with Prof Tilley (Brock University, Canada) visit UNIVEN
Prof Mahlomaholo (University of Free State) together with Prof Tilley (Brock University, Canada) visit UNIVEN

Professor Sechaba Mahlomaholo, from the Faculty of Education at the University of the Free and Professor Susan Tilley from the Brock University in Ontario, Canada visited Univen on Friday, 7 March 2014.

Univen re-launches the Employments Equity Forum
Univen re-launches the Employments Equity Forum

As part of ensuring that Univen complies with the Employment Equity Act, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Peter Mbati was the keynote speaker during the re-launch of Univen Employment Equity Forum

UNIVEN ESTABLISHES AN ALUMNI COMMITTEE IN BADPLAAS, MPUMALANGA
UNIVEN ESTABLISHES AN ALUMNI COMMITTEE IN BADPLAAS, MPUMALANGA

Badplaas-As part of the roadmap towards the re-launch of Univen Mpumalanga Alumni Chapter, the University of Venda led by the Director Communications and Marketing, Mr Takalani Dzaga and Deputy President of the Convocation, Mr Francois Mvundlela, met Univen alumni

International PhD Training Workshop to Enhance PhD Training at UNIVEN
International PhD Training Workshop to Enhance PhD Training at UNIVEN

Following an invitation by the Vice Chancellor and Principal, Professor Peter Mbati, Dutch PhD training specialist Dr. Van De Vijfer and Dr. Barend Van den Broek from the Wageningen University of Research are conducting from Monday 17 February 2014 to Thursday 20 February 2014

Information Session on Eurosa and Fulbright Mobility Scholarships
Information Session on Eurosa and Fulbright Mobility Scholarships

On Tuesday, 25 February 2014 a combined information session on the EUROSA and FULBRIGHT scholarship programmes was held at Senate Chambers.

UNIVEN TOWARDS BECOMING A LEADING REGIONAL UNIVERSITY
UNIVEN TOWARDS BECOMING A LEADING REGIONAL UNIVERSITY

In an endeavor to encourage students to excel in their studies and to promote a culture of teaching and learning in the Schools through competition, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Univen, Professor Peter Mbati handed-over excellence awards to more than seventy students

University of Virginia MBA students visit UIGC
University of Virginia MBA students visit UIGC

A team of final year Masters of Business Administration (MBA) students from the University of Virginia’s (UVA) Darden School of Business visited UNIVEN Income Generation Centre (UIGC) from 13 to 18 January 2014

Smooth running registration process impresses the Vice-Chancellor
Smooth running registration process impresses the Vice-Chancellor

On Tuesday, 14 January 2014 the Vice- Chancellor and Principal, Prof Peter Mbati accompanied by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Operations, Dr Jannie Zaaiman and the Director of Communications and Marketing, Mr Takalani Dzaga visited the ICT 2 Computer Laboratory

UNIVEN JOINS THE WORLD IN PAYING TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA
UNIVEN JOINS THE WORLD IN PAYING TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA

On behalf of the University of Venda Council, Management, Staff and Students, I would like to express our overwhelming sadness following the passing of the world renowned former statesman and the founding president of South Africa’s democratic nation, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

 HISTORIC LONG SERVICE AWARDS AT UNIVEN
HISTORIC LONG SERVICE AWARDS AT UNIVEN

On Friday, 22 November 2013, the University of Venda held its end of the year function in which the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Peter Mbati honoured +400 staff members in recognition of their dedication, loyalty and service.

Director Finance and Planning from Women’s University in Africa Enjoys Contact Leave at UNIVEN
Director Finance and Planning from Women’s University in Africa Enjoys Contact Leave at UNIVEN

The Director of Finance and Planning at the Women’s University in Africa, located in Harare, Simplicius Mugari, spent his 30 day contact leave in November 2013 at UNIVEN for the purpose of benchmarking and sharing

Unlocking the deep secrets of the Universe
Unlocking the deep secrets of the Universe

Prof Azwinndini Muronga, one of UNIVEN’s prominent alumni and Chairperson of Univen Alumni Gauteng chapter, gave a public lecture at the University of Venda on Friday, 18 October 2013 at the University’ Senate Chambers on the title “Unlocking the deep secrets of the Universe”.

UNIVEN signs MoU with the Catholic University College Limburg, Belgium; the Belgium Campus, Pretoria and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in the presence Her Royal Highness, Princess Astrid of Belgium and her Excellency Minister Ingrid Lieten, Government of Belgium
UNIVEN signs MoU with the Catholic University College Limburg, Belgium; the Belgium Campus, Pretoria and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in the presence Her Royal Highness, Princess Astrid of Belgium and her Excellency Minister Ingrid Lieten, Government of Belgium

On Wednesday, 23 October 2013 a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a Consortium of Universities between the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), the Catholic University College Limburg, Belgium (KHLim), the Belgium Campus, Pretoria and UNIVEN has been signed at the Belgium Campus.

The Cuban Ambassador to South Africa, His Excellency Carlos Fernandez de Cossio, delivers
The Cuban Ambassador to South Africa, His Excellency Carlos Fernandez de Cossio, delivers "CHE Guevara Memorial Lecture"

The Cuban Ambassador to South Africa, His Excellency Carlos Fernandez de Cossio, delivered the "CHE Guevara Memorial Lecture" at the University of Venda Senate Chamber on Monday, 4 November 2013.

HESA CEO Urges Univen to craft its future in the context of national and global developments
HESA CEO Urges Univen to craft its future in the context of national and global developments

The Chief Executive Officer of Higher Education South Africa (HESA), Dr Jeffrey Mabelebele delivered a provocative public lecture on “What are universities for? Lessons for the University of Venda”, at the University of Venda Senate Chambers recently.

Univen is an important development partner for the Makhado Municipality says mayor Mutavhatsindi
Univen is an important development partner for the Makhado Municipality says mayor Mutavhatsindi

The University of Venda delegation which was comprised of members of Executive and Senior Management was warmly received by the Executive Committee of the Makhado Municipality on Wednesday 11 September 2013.

Univen to benefit from bankseta’s R64m project towards Training of chartered Accountants
Univen to benefit from bankseta’s R64m project towards Training of chartered Accountants

A delegation led by Ms Chantyl Mulder, Senior Executive of the South African Institute of Charted Accountants (SAICA) visited the University of Venda on Tuesday 03 September 2013.

Vho-Thovhele Nthumeni Masia urges univen to strenghthen its engagement with communities
Vho-Thovhele Nthumeni Masia urges univen to strenghthen its engagement with communities

Vho Thovhele Masia has called on the University of Venda to “assist in targeted enrichment tuition programmes for high school learners in areas of Maths, Physical Science and commerce so that our rural schools

Value the lives of women
Value the lives of women

It is Women‟s Month in South Africa; there are celebrations throughout August, commemorating Women‟s Month as a tribute to the thousands of women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women.

Vho-Thovhele Gole Mphaphuli welcomes Univen delegation
Vho-Thovhele Gole Mphaphuli welcomes Univen delegation

A delegation from the University of Venda led by Vice–Chancellor and Principal Professor Peter Mbati paid a courtesy visit to Thovhele Gole Mphaphuli at his Royal residence in Mbilwi on Tuesday 13 August 2013.

UNIVEN Convocation and Alumni hold a successful strategic planning session
UNIVEN Convocation and Alumni hold a successful strategic planning session

For the first time since its formation, the UNIVEN Convocation and Alumni clearly spelt out their vision and intent in a well-attended strategic planning session that was facilitated by Ms Deborah Minors, a Senior Alumni Officer at the University of the Witwatersrand. On Saturday, 03 August 2013.

BMW South Africa donates a brand new vehicle to Univen
BMW South Africa donates a brand new vehicle to Univen

The University of Venda’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Peter Mbati received a brand new 328i BMW donated by BMW South Africa. The car key was handed over to the Vice- Chancellor by the Minister of Science and Technology, on Saturday, 27 July 2013

New Univen NRF Research Chair announced at Zoological Symposium hosted by Univen and UL
New Univen NRF Research Chair announced at Zoological Symposium hosted by Univen and UL

The Universities of Venda and Limpopo recently hosted the 36th symposium of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa (ZSSA) at Tshipise Aventura Resort’s newly renovated conference centre.

Dutch PhD training specialist Dr Van de Vijver engages UNIVEN
Dutch PhD training specialist Dr Van de Vijver engages UNIVEN

On Thursday, 25 July 2013,Dr Claudius Van de Vijver, PhD Advisor at the Graduate School for Production Ecology and Resource Conservation, Wageningen University (Netherlands), engaged with selected members of the University community who are involved in PhD programmes

Nelson Mandela International Day.
Nelson Mandela International Day.

The University of Venda joined the masses around the globe to offer 67 minutes of service to humanity in the campus, in and around Rambuda rural schools as well as in Siloam and Nthume Hospitals on Thursday, 18 July 2013.

Univen choir brings back two trophies from the south african tertiary institutions choral association (SATICA) competition
Univen choir brings back two trophies from the south african tertiary institutions choral association (SATICA) competition

The University of Venda Choir participated in the annual South African Tertiary Institutions Choral Association (SATICA) competition held at the Durban University of Technology from 30 June 2013 to 07 July 2013.

Univen Enactus (Entrepreneurial Action Us) rated amongst the best teams during the Annual South African National Enactus Competition in 2013
Univen Enactus (Entrepreneurial Action Us) rated amongst the best teams during the Annual South African National Enactus Competition in 2013

Enactus Univen participated in the national competition held in Sandton Convention Center, on the 04th and 10-11 July 2013.

For the first time Univen hosts the awards in all areas of the core business
For the first time Univen hosts the awards in all areas of the core business

The University of Venda for the first time awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in all three areas: Teaching and Learning, Research and Innovation, and also Community Engagement. The awards ceremony was held at Porche Villa Hotel, Thohoyandou on Friday, 19 July 2013.

Dell Invests more than R2M to univen students
Dell Invests more than R2M to univen students

Five DELL Bursary holders: Beauty Makhado, Mollinah Chabane,Daphney Mabasa, Tendani Gabara and Mulalo Murendeni, were awarded a laptop each to assist them in their teaching, learning and research at the official handover which was held at the University Council Chambers on Tuesday, 16 July 2013.

Professor Azwinndini muronga is the new chairperson of univen gauteng alumni chapter
Professor Azwinndini muronga is the new chairperson of univen gauteng alumni chapter

Professor Azwinndini Muronga was elected unopposed to the position of chairperson of the Univen Gauteng Alumni Chapter during the Univen Gauteng Alumni general meeting which was held at Burgers Park hotel in Tshwane on the 13 July 2013.

Limpopo BMF honours prof peter mbati
Limpopo BMF honours prof peter mbati

In a Gala Dinner held at Khoroni Hotel on Friday 21 June 2013, the Limpopo Black Management Forum honoured Professor Peter Mbati with an award in recognition of his outstanding performance as the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Venda.

University of Venda four sporting codes send off to USSA games
University of Venda four sporting codes send off to USSA games

The University of Venda’s four sporting groups– Dance, Volley ball, Netball and Rugby will participate in the University Sport South Africa (USSA) games that will take place as from 30 June 2012 to 06 July 2013.

UFS 10 Year Celebration coincides with the signing of MOU with Univen
UFS 10 Year Celebration coincides with the signing of MOU with Univen

History was made when the Universities of Venda and Free State signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Friday 07 June 2013 at the QwaQwa Campus of the University of the Free State.

UNIVEN co-hosts workshop to conceptualise possible birth cohort 
study in the Vhembe District, Limpopo with Harvard University and 
University of British Columbia
UNIVEN co-hosts workshop to conceptualise possible birth cohort study in the Vhembe District, Limpopo with Harvard University and University of British Columbia

UNIVEN co-hosts workshop to conceptualise possible birth cohort study in the Vhembe District, Limpopo with Harvard University and University of British Columbia.From 13 to 15 May 2013.

Univen delegation visits Khosikhulu Vho Toni Mphephu Ramabulana
Univen delegation visits Khosikhulu Vho Toni Mphephu Ramabulana

The University of Venda delegation led by the Vice –Chancellor and Principal Professor Peter Mbati visited Khosikhulu Toni Mphephu Ramabulana at his Royal residence in Dzanani on Thursday 14 March 2013.

Univen partners with SANBI
Univen partners with SANBI

The University of Venda led by the Vice- Chancellor and Principal Prof Peter Mbati signed a memorandum of understanding with the South African National Biodiversity Institute ( SANBI) at an event held at the Council chambers.

University of the Free State (UFS) delegation visits Univen
University of the Free State (UFS) delegation visits Univen

A delegation of seven senior managers from the University of the Free State (UFS) led by Dr. Choice Makhetha, UFS’s Vice Rector External Relations visited UNIVEN from 3 to 5 March 2013.

Andisani Mathelemusa inaugurated as Univen SRC President
Andisani Mathelemusa inaugurated as Univen SRC President

The University students and some staff members led by the University Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Peter Mbati gathered at UNIVEN Auditorium to witness the inaugural ceremony of the new President of the Student Representative Council (SRC), Mr. Andisani Mathelemusa for the year 2013.

UNIVEN co-hosts workshop to conceptualise possible birth cohort study in the Vhembe District, Limpopo with Harvard University and University of British Columbia
UNIVEN co-hosts workshop to conceptualise possible birth cohort study in the Vhembe District, Limpopo with Harvard University and University of British Columbia

Delegations from the collaborating universities will convene again in May 2013 at UNIVEN to carry the project forward. The purpose will be to further conceptualise the project, to involve additional stakeholders and to visit communities in which implementation may take place.

Delegation from the University Warwick visits UNIVEN
Delegation from the University Warwick visits UNIVEN

On Monday, 18 February 2013 Patrick Dunne, Council Member at the University of Warwick and Rachael Swann, who is responsible for the implementation of the “Warwick in Africa” international community engagement project at the University of Warwick, visited UNIVEN.

EUROSA Information Session on Mobility
EUROSA Information Session on Mobility

On Wednesday, 6 February 2013 an Information Session on EUROSA scholarships was held at UNIVEN’s Senate Chambers. More than 50 members of the University Community, including academics, SRC representatives and senior students attended. Ms Merle Hodges,

Prof Bram Buscher presents a public lecture on Peace Parks and Politics of Conservation in Southern Africa
Prof Bram Buscher presents a public lecture on Peace Parks and Politics of Conservation in Southern Africa

Prof Bram Buscher presented a Public lecture focusing on 'Peace Parks and the Politics of Conversation in Southern Africa', at the University of Venda (UNIVEN) Senate Chambers on Tuesday, 05 February 2013.

More than R 230 000 distributed to students for exceptional academic performance
More than R 230 000 distributed to students for exceptional academic performance

For the first time in the history of the University of Venda, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Peter Mbati handed over more than R 230 000 to 26 students with outstanding performance as part of the “Vice-Chancellor's Student Academic Excellence Awards “.

Univen registration gets a thumb up from Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana
Univen registration gets a thumb up from Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana

The honourable Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana accompanied by senior members of his staff, visited the University of Venda on Tuesday, 15 January 2013.The aim of the visit was to evaluate and assess the impact of the “Apply now/Khetha Career Guidance Campaign’

3000 students make UNIVEN a University of their first choice
3000 students make UNIVEN a University of their first choice

The University of Venda Auditorium was full to its capacity during the official opening of 2013 Orientation of the first year entering students. The event took place on Tuesday, 28 January 2013. The schools specific Orientation programme will continue until Friday, 01 February 2013.

The University of Venda Alumni on the road to make a difference
The University of Venda Alumni on the road to make a difference

The University of Venda Alumni and Convocants came in numbers from different places to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Polokwane at Miami lodge on Wednesday, 05 December 2012. The AGM was attended by more than 100 Alumni. Mr Phuti Seloba welcomed the guests and reminded them that Convocatio

Unforgettable year gone by
Unforgettable year gone by

2012 was a great year in the history of the University of Venda particularly because the University celebrated 30 years of existence through a series of exciting activities. On Friday, 30 November 2012 staff and the University of Venda Management gathered at the University Auditorium for the end of

BANKSETA hands over R400, 000.00 to The Disability Student Unit
BANKSETA hands over R400, 000.00 to The Disability Student Unit

Mr. Max Makhubalo CEO of BANKSETA and Mr. Martin Mahosi Chairperson of the BANKSETA Board handed over a cheque worth R400, 000.00 for the Disability Student Unit in support of the Univen students living with disabilities, in an event which was held at the University of Venda Council Cham

Universities support the government's drive to provide high quality education
Universities support the government's drive to provide high quality education

The University of Venda, through its Department of Communications and Marketing hosted for the first time the 2012 National Congress and Annual General Meeting for Careers Exhibitions and Information Association of South Africa. The Congress which was attended by delegates from Universities, Univer

R22 million for the right relationship between the right partners
R22 million for the right relationship between the right partners

The University of Venda and Construction Education Training Authority (CETA) signed a Memorundum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday, 19 October 2012 at the University Art Gallery. The MOU was signed by the acting CEO of CETA, Mrs. Sonja Pilusa representing CETA and the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, P

Univen students living with disabilities benefit from BANK-SETA
Univen students living with disabilities benefit from BANK-SETA

Two representatives from BANK-SETA, Ms Mphoentle Mashubuku, Idea Hub – Operations Director and Ms Precious Sikhosana Marketing Specialist were on campus for a site visit on Monday, 17 September 2012.The visit was as a result of a meeting between the CEO of BANKSETA, Mr Max Makhubalo and the Vice-C

Fulbright Commission Visits UNIVEN
Fulbright Commission Visits UNIVEN

The Fulbright Specialists at the US Embassy, Mr Mareka Chabedi and Mrs Mamosa Makaya visited the University of Venda on Tuesday, 18 September 2012.They were on campus to conduct information sessions. In the morning, they briefed Deans, HODs and other senior academic staff members at Council Chambers

South Africa needs responsive universities
South Africa needs responsive universities

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Naledi Pandor delivered a Public lecture on “Moving towards a knowledge based economy, the role of universities as agents of knowledge generation and socio-economic growth and development of modern South Africa," at the University of Venda on Thursday, 2

Vice Chancellor of the University of Venda confers an honarary doctor of philosophy in Agriculture on Nesane
Vice Chancellor of the University of Venda confers an honarary doctor of philosophy in Agriculture on Nesane

The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) has committed a substantial amount of resources to assist the University of Venda in its current endeavors in higher skills development initiatives. Mr Themba Mhambi, who is the Administrator of CETA, announced a commitment of R 20 million to

Rural development problem is real
Rural development problem is real

“Our rural development programmes have traditionally been addressed in bits and pieces here and there involving food aid, the building of schools, clinics, roads, and the promotion of agricultural extension services as “project deliverables”. The limited impacts of such piecemeal approaches to

Themba Mhambi of Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) commits R20 Million towards Univen Growth
Themba Mhambi of Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) commits R20 Million towards Univen Growth

The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) has committed a substantial amount of resources to assist the University of Venda in its current endeavors in higher skills development initiatives. Mr Themba Mhambi, who is the Administrator of CETA, announced a commitment of R 20 million to

University of Venda celebrates 30th anniversary
University of Venda celebrates 30th anniversary

Thirty years is a significant accomplishment," said Prof Peter Mbati as he reflected during his welcome address at the external stakeholders’ gala dinner held at the University Auditorium on Thursday, 30 August 2012. "Our longevity and 30 years of success are the result of hard work and the epic

Univen Chairperson of Council interacts with schools
Univen Chairperson of Council interacts with schools

The Chairperson of the University of Venda Council, Mrs Shirley Mabusela accompanied by her husband, Mr David Mabusela visited the University from 15 - 17 August 2012. Present at the meetings was the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Peter Mbati.

Univen remained optimistic on promoting quality leadership
Univen remained optimistic on promoting quality leadership

UNIVEN - Good leaders enjoy producing leaders to allow future development of the country. This is according to SABC Limpopo Provincial General Manager, Mr Victor Ravhuanzwo.Mr Ravhuanzwo was addressing University of Venda students and Staff during a public lecture which was organised and held at the

University of Venda hosts the International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa’s 9th Conference
University of Venda hosts the International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa’s 9th Conference

The University of Venda, through its School of Human and Social Sciences, hosted the 9th Conference of the International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa (ISOLA) recently. ISOLA delegates came from countries such as France, Germany, the Caribbean, the US, the UK, Lesotho, Nigeria, Coite de

ABSA continues to be a responsive partner with Univen
ABSA continues to be a responsive partner with Univen

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 was a great day in the history of the University of Venda when ABSA delegation comprising of the Regional Executive (Northern Region) , Ms Happy Ralinala, Relationship Executive, Mr Fuad Adams, and other colleagues endorsed its commitment to continue its partnership with the Un

Ambassador Fikile Magubane presents a public lecture at the University of Venda
Ambassador Fikile Magubane presents a public lecture at the University of Venda

Ambassador Fikile Magubane presented a Public lecture titled “South Africa-Spain Bilateral Relationship and Opportunities thereof for staff and students” at the University of Venda on Monday, 30 July 2012. Ambassador Magubane’s lecture was part of the University’s series of Public lectures k

Univen enriches schools with its exemplary School Research Project
Univen enriches schools with its exemplary School Research Project

The University of Venda in partnership with Tshwane University of technology, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and National Research Foundation (NRF), visited Tshilidzini Special School in Shayandima to handover Laptops to 8 schools which are engaged in research on exemplary schools.

Univen celebrates Mandela Day at Matangari Home of Relief Centre
Univen celebrates Mandela Day at Matangari Home of Relief Centre

University of Venda (Univen) in partnership with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) Regional AIDS Initiative of Southern Africa (RAISA) and Matangari Home of Relief Centre (MHORC) collaborated to celebrate the International Mandela Day.

Univen host 2012 Open Day
Univen host 2012 Open Day

The University of Venda hosted its second Open Day on Saturday 21 July 2012. The purpose of this event was to provide Grade 12 learners the opportunity to acquire information about the programmes available at the University, career opportunities, how to apply for admission for 2013

Launch of Univen's second Volunteer Programme Development and Management Training
Launch of Univen's second Volunteer Programme Development and Management Training

The University of Venda launched the second Volunteer Programme Development and Management Training on Monday, 09 July 2012 at 210 Hotel, Sibasa."VPDM is lanched to address varoius related issues on volunteerism such as addressing unemployment, career opportunities, human resource shortage

Univen Chancellor confers an Honorary Doctorate to the first black woman and United Nations High Commissioner
Univen Chancellor confers an Honorary Doctorate to the first black woman and United Nations High Commissioner

The Chancellor of the University of Venda, Honourable Mr Kgalema Motlanthle conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) on Dr Navanethem Pillay who is the first woman to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Venda.

United Nations High Commissioner delivered a public lecture at Univen
United Nations High Commissioner delivered a public lecture at Univen

A central tenet of my mandate is a determination to spur change, galvanize action, and promote implementation of human rights on the ground so as to improve the lives of men, women and children. My premise is that human rights norms provide uniform and ..

The University of Venda welcomes NRF A- rated researcher in Biodiversity
The University of Venda welcomes NRF A- rated researcher in Biodiversity

The Director of the NRF/DST, Centre for Excellence in Invasion Biology at the University of Stellenbosch, Prof Steven Chown visited the University of Venda’s School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences.

Roadshow to the development of students with disabilties
Roadshow to the development of students with disabilties

The Deputy Minister for Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities, Honourable Henrietta Bogopane – Zulu engaged with the University Senior Management during her visit at the University of Venda on Monday, 07 May 2012.

EWSETA partners with the University of Venda for the benefit of students
EWSETA partners with the University of Venda for the benefit of students

The University of Venda signed a Memorandum of Understanding with EWSETA to assist students through bursaries to fund their studies. The signing ceremony took place on the 17th April 2012 in the Council Chambers.

The first ever SRC President Inauguration Ceremony
The first ever SRC President Inauguration Ceremony

History was made when the University of Venda, for the first time ever, inaugurated the 28th SRC President, Mr Mafulo Mudau. Mr Mafulo Mudau together with his Cabinet was sworn and took oath before Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela on Friday, 16 March 2012, at a glamorous ceremony that took place in the Unive

Human Rights Day Celebration and Launch of Anti – Xenophobia Campaign
Human Rights Day Celebration and Launch of Anti – Xenophobia Campaign

On Wednesday, 21 March 2012 UNIVEN launched its Anti-Xenophobia Campaign and commemorated Human Rights Day. UNIVEN is committed to containing prejudice which can jeopardise social cohesion on our campus and in society at large. To achieve this, UNIVEN has conceptualised a campaign to combat xenophob

The first ever public lecture by Islamic Propagation Centre International
The first ever public lecture by Islamic Propagation Centre International

The University of Venda’s International Relations and Development Studies students had the opportunity to interact with delegates from the Islamic Propagation Centre International (IPCI) during a public lecture on Friday, 09 March 2012 in the Senate Chambers.

Amnesty International South Africa campaigns for human rights
Amnesty International South Africa campaigns for human rights

Delegates from Amnesty International South Africa had fruitful discussions with staff and students of the Department of Development Studies as part of their Human Rights campaign at the University of Venda on Tuesday, 13 March 2012.

Department of Higher Education and training monitors infrastructure development at Univen
Department of Higher Education and training monitors infrastructure development at Univen

The Department of Higher Education and Training DHET visited the University of Venda on Thursday 29 March 2012. This visit was a drive by the DHET to South African Universities to get firsthand experience on the needs and challenges faced by Universities. The visits began with a presentation session

Dell does it again for Univen students
Dell does it again for Univen students

Five DELL Bursary holders were awarded a laptop to assist them in their learning, at the official handover held on Tuesday 27 March 2012 in the Council Chambers. The five are Nelulongwe Nancy, Mueletshedzi Tshilande, Gandini Thabelo

Univen signs memorandum of understanding with the Pretoria Society of Advocates
Univen signs memorandum of understanding with the Pretoria Society of Advocates

The University of Venda signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pretoria Society of Advocateson Friday, 02 March 2012 at an event held at the University Art Gallery. The University was represented by the Vice Chancellor and Principal, Professor Peter Mbati.

Constitutional court: university drive
Constitutional court: university drive

he University of Venda final year Law students had an opportunity to interact with Law Clerks from the Constitutional Court during a discussion session held at the University Senate Chambers on Friday, 2 March 2012.The session was opened by Mrs Pregoria Mabaso Muvhango, who welcomed the students.

Young leaders show commitment at the opening of student parliament
Young leaders show commitment at the opening of student parliament

The University of Venda President of Student Representative Assembly (SRA), Mr Mafulo Mudau, officially opened the Student Parliament during a star dazzling event that took place at the University Sport Hall on Wednesday, 29 February 2012.

univen works with international partners to offer scholarships for capacity building
univen works with international partners to offer scholarships for capacity building

UNIVEN has joined the EUROSA Partnership for Human Development. On Friday, 24 February 2012 an Information Session on EUROSA scholarships for Master’s and PhD studies at UNIVEN’s European partner universities was conducted

Chancellor Motlanthe cuts                      the ribbon and officially opens new multimillion buildings
Chancellor Motlanthe cuts the ribbon and officially opens new multimillion buildings

The Chancellor of the University of Venda, honourable Mr Kgalema Motlanthe opened the University’s recently completed buildings on Thursday, 17 May 2012. The new buildings include, amongst others, the life sciences building

Vice   Chancellor’s Awards for recognition of excellence in Research
Vice Chancellor’s Awards for recognition of excellence in Research

The University of Venda recognised and celebrated the winners of our annual Vice Chancellor’s Awards for recognition of excellence in research. The event took place at Porche Villa Hotel on Tuesday, 29 May 2012.