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Vice-Chancellor Message – 17 May 2024

Dear UJ community, As someone entrusted with the leadership of this great University, I find it gratifying to see our robust research and academic programmes getting global recognition. Research, in particular, serves as a barometer of any university’s academic strength and the intellectual prowess of faculties and students. This is especially important in our current […]

UJ launched an anthology celebrating mothers

On Friday, May 10, 2024, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) launched an anthology titled ‘Mama,’ paying tribute to mothers. The brainchild of UJ’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Letlhokwa Mpedi, ‘Mama’ explores a rich tapestry of themes, ranging from the trials and triumphs of motherhood to the pivotal role of educators as maternal figures. The UJ […]

Tackling corruption in Church and State: UJ Library hosts critical lecture series

‘What is the role of churches in a country with high levels of corruption in society and politics?’ ‘Why do churches have corrupt leaders?’ These questions were among the burning issues discussed in the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Library anti-corruption lecture series. The lecture forms part of a series organised by the UJ Library in partnership […]

Vice-Chancellor Message – 10 May 2024

Dear UJ community, Every year, on the second Sunday of May, countries worldwide celebrate Mother’s Day in honour of the profound role that mothers play in the lives of children, families, communities and the broader society. Although the day is not a public holiday in South Africa, it remains a special occasion when we salute […]

UJ forges strategic partnership with City University of Hong Kong

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is proud to announce a new and exciting partnership with City University of Hong Kong (CityU). This collaboration, formalised through a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), marks a significant step forward in UJ’s ongoing commitment to internationalisation and global engagement. Professor Sarah Gravett, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Internationalisation) led a […]

Esteemed scholar Prof Patrick Bond delivers inaugural lecture at UJ, tackles uneven development in SA

On Wednesday, 09 May 2024, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) welcomed Professor Patrick Bond, an esteemed scholar in Sociology, to its Professorship. The inauguration ceremony presided over by Professor Sarah Gravett, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Internationalisation (acting) marked a significant moment not only for the University but for the broader academic community. Professor Bond, who […]

Dr Naledi Pandor calls for solidarity with Palestine in keynote address at UJ memorial lecture

International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Minister Naledi Pandor, in her keynote address at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on May 8, 2024, highlighted the unique responsibility of South African institutions of higher learning, given the nation’s history, to stand in solidarity with Palestine. Delivering the University’s second annual Shireen Abu Akleh Memorial Lecture, […]

UJ celebrates 16 researchers nominated for the prestigious 2023/2024 NSTF-South32 Awards

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) continues to showcase its commitment to scientific innovation and excellence, as evidenced by sixteen researchers receiving nominations across eight categories in the prestigious 26th National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards. Often dubbed the ‘Science Oscars’ of South Africa, these awards, held in collaboration with South32, honour outstanding contributions in […]

UJ/SABC election debate highlights the significance of the youth vote

Three decades after the historic 1994 democratic election, South Africa braces for the 2024 national and provincial elections. Yet, amidst this political landscape, the spotlight shines on a pivotal demographic: the youth. With nearly a third of the nation’s adult population, the voting decisions of young South Africans aged 18–34, hold considerable sway in determining […]