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UJ launches awareness campaign to combat human trafficking

*Trigger Warning: This story contains descriptions of sexual assault.  Human trafficking and the smuggling of individuals have emerged as a global criminal enterprise, presenting significant challenges both internationally and within South Africa. Gauteng has witnessed a surge in reported cases, highlighting the urgent need for action. Recognising the gravity of this issue, the University of Johannesburg […]

Vice-Chancellor Message – 23 February 2024

Dear UJ community, Like many South Africans, I listened intently as Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana tabled his 2024 Budget Speech on Wednesday. As expected, the budget pointed to a gloomy outlook, with the economy expected to grow by only 1.3% this year. Rotational power cuts were among the reasons cited for this rather sluggish economic […]

UJ student triumphs in 2023/2024 Nedbank & Old Mutual Budget Speech competition

Sandile Mbatha, a postgraduate student from the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), has been announced as the winner of the 2023/2024 Nedbank & Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition. This announcement was made on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. The Nedbank & Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition serves as a […]

Opinion: Artificial intelligence can revolutionise access to justice for all in SA

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 21 February 2024 The complexities and high costs of legal systems often hinder equitable justice. However, using deep learning neural networks, AI-driven predictive analytics can bring transparency and […]

UJ secures EU Grant for digital education in South African TVET Colleges

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has rapidly reshaped education and communication, with tools such as ChatGPT and other digital platforms showing promise in South Africa. These resources not only provide easy access to information but also offer explanations, potentially impacting socioeconomic conditions. However, educators must address challenges such as understanding AI workings and promoting critical thinking to […]

Narrow defeat for UJ in opening FNB Varsity Cup clash in Bloemfontein

In a fierce opening contest away from home, the University of Johannesburg’s (FNB UJ) Senior Men’s Rugby Team agonizingly fell short in their match against Central University of Technology (FNB CUT Ixias). At the end, Ixias prevailed 23-19 after they had been 20-0 up after 50 minutes. In the first half, CUT opened the score […]

UJ Students Bronze Medals: FISU World Uni. Championship Cross-Country

Dumisa, Ntoe add two bronzes to Team SA’s medal count in Oman Sisanda Dumisa and Phemelo Ntoe, University of Johannesburg (UJ) student-athletes, won two bronze medals with Team South Africa’s cross country team in the 2024 FISU World University Cross-Country Championship in Muscat, Oman on 17 February 2024. The pair competed in the short and […]

CCP-FEWS appoints Distinguished Visiting Professor, Prof. Charis Galanakis

The Centre for Cyber-Physical Food, Energy & Water Systems, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, appoints distinguished visiting Professor, Dr Charis Galanakis. The appointment was made to recognize his outstanding achievements and expertise in the field of agricultural sciences and food waste recovery. It falls under the University’s Global Excellence and Stature (GES) 4.0 […]

UJ strengthens STEM education for high school learners

As South Africa’s educational landscape undergoes significant transformation, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) stands out as a beacon of progress, actively tackling the critical challenges in science education. Recognising the pressing need to bolster expertise among science educators and empower high school learners, UJ’s Faculty of Science, in partnership with the National Department of Basic […]

First year students kick off 2024 academic year with Orientation Week

Mpho Mataha is a first year chemical engineering student who is ready to take on the year. The 18-year-old from Limpopo says he is planning to work hard and make friends with other like minded people. “Orientation has been a really great experience that I did not expect. Now that the semester has started my […]