Vuwani Science Resource Centre

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Agriculture

About Us

Overview

In tandem with the mission of the University of Venda, we aim to reach out to the rural people and to contribute significantly to the development of the rural community through specific services at the Vuwani Science Resource Centre. The centre is strategically located in a rural area in the Limpopo Province and was built from the funds donated by Zenex Foundation. The main aim was to bring Science, Mathematics and Technology education closer to the rural community. The centre was officially opened in May 2000 as a science resource centre by Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa. In 2004 the National Department of Science and Technology identified Vuwani Science Resource Centre as a potential site to develop as a rural science centre and approved a grant of R1, 5 million to build an additional building for exhibits and other related activities. This building was officially opened by the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. M. Mangena in 2006.

The centre has four laboratories, one for each of the following disciplines: physics, chemistry, biology and computer literacy. Learners from the schools in the region use these facilities to acquire hands-on experience. When professional expertise is required, the staff members from the university extend their services. Since its inception, the centre is committed to the empowerment of rural communities in the field of science and technology and attempts to address the needs of the pupils from the surrounding secondary schools.

Activities

  • Basic computer training
  • Computer literacy programme
  • School visits to the centre
    • Laboratory Instruction
    • Content Teaching/Revision
    • Career Guidance
    • Visits to School (Mobile Laboratory)
  • Viewing of educational video
  • Saturday classes
  • Winter school and spring school
  • Mathematics and science teachers upgrading programme
  • Health education programme
  • Legal aid clinic
  • Use of venues
  • Secretarial services (for the community)
  • National Science Week(NSW)
  • Other activities

 

Staff Profiles

Dr Nnditshedzeni Eric Maluta
Designation: Lecturer Qualification: BSC (UNIVERSITY OF THE NORTH), MSC (University of Venda Production), BSCHON (UNIVERSITY OF THE NORTH), DPHIL (FOREIGN PSE INSTITUTIONS) Telephone: 0159628162 Email: eric.maluta@univen.ac.za Office: NATURAL SCIENCE BUILDING Building, Office Number , Floor Number

Contact Us

Full name: Nnditshedzeni Eric Maluta
Designation: HoD, Coordinator Vuwani Science Resource Centre
Qualifications: BSc Hons (Physics) (UL), MSc (UNIVEN), PhD (Bath, UK)
Phone: 078 517 2981
Email: eric.maluta@univen.ac.za
Office Number: 0159628162

Vuwani Science Resource Centre awarded Level 2 accreditation in the South African Network for a period of five (5) years

4 months ago
Vuwani Science Resource Centre is among the first 13 science centres accredited by the Department of Science and Innovation. There...
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Vuwani Science Resource Centre inducts new volunteers and interns

7 months ago
On Wednesday, 14 April 2021, Vuwani Science Resource Centre hosted the induction for Volunteers and interns in collaboration with Community...
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Vuwani Science Resource Centre is one of the finalists for the National Science and Technology Forum- South 32 Awards

July 7, 2020
Vuwani Science Resource Centre under the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences of the University of Venda, was nominated for...
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Vuwani Science Resource Centre in collaboration with Tshamukwai Na Musuku Trust and Bright Young Leaders initiative hosted the first Rural Innovation Spring Camp

October 9, 2019
Vuwani Science Resource Centre under the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences of the University of Venda (UNIVEN) in collaboration...
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