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UJ Press book wins prestigious theological publication prize

Three Dominicans, Frs Mike Deeb, Mark James, and Br Philippe Denis, have received the prestigious Andrew Murray Desmond Tutu Prize for their editorship of “Reluctant Prophet: Tributes to Albert Nolan,” published by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Press. This collection of 72 articles illuminates the life, faith, and activism of Albert Nolan, offering diverse perspectives that […]

Opinion: Mobilising young voters is key to revitalising democracy in South Africa

Professor Letlhokwa George Mpedi is the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg. He recently published an opinion article that first appeared in the Daily Maverick on 18 April 2024. There are more than 27.79 million eligible voters in South Africa, the highest number to date. Of these, the 18-to-39 age band accounts for 42%, […]

UNESCO wants UJ’s pioneering teaching school to join its network of associated schools

Ms Azoulay and Dr Mlambo-Ngcuka interact with the pupils of Funda UJabule at the Makerspace. Photo: UJ

In a bid to strengthen collaboration between South Africa and UNESCO, the organisation’s Director General, Ms Audrey Azoulay, paid a visit to Funda UJabule teaching school at the University of Johannesburg (UJ)’s Soweto Campus on Tuesday April 16, 2024. Ms Azoulay, who was recently appointed in the role of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]

UJ hosts book launch on Africa’s digital transformation journey

The University of Johannesburg (UJ)  Department of Applied Information Systems, the UJ Library, and Ascension Book Publishers co-hosted a book launch titled “Africa Lead with Digital: Unlocking the Continent’s Leapfrogging Potential” by Veronica Mmakoma Motloutsi. The event, held on April 9, 2024, at the prestigious UJ Library, represented a pivotal moment in Africa’s digital transformation […]

Minister Ronald Lamola advocates AI integration in SA’s justice system

South Africa’s Honourable Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, has highlighted the importance of institutions like the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in spearheading the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) into the justice system. Minister Lamola made these remarks during a Special Guest lecture titled ‘Legal education and its role in achieving social justice […]

UJ’s Mandla J. Radebe secures top honour at Cultural and Creative Industry Awards

In a momentous celebration of literary excellence and cultural resonance, Mandla J. Radebe, Associate Professor in the Department of Strategic Communication and Director of the Centre for Data and Digital Communications at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), clinched the top accolade in the Literary Works Category for an Outstanding Non-Fiction Award at the inaugural Cultural […]

Learn to love presidential powers – a reply to Stephen Grootes and Trevor Manuel

Prof Bhaso Ndzendze is an Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Johannesburg and advisory council member of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac). Dan Mafora is senior researcher at Casac, and the author of Capture in the Court: In Defence of Judges and the Constitution. […]