University of Fort Hare agricultural technician Monwabisi Sibanga’s service towards development gets recognized by ETV. Sibanga will feature as a hero in the free to air channel’s series on ‘South African Heroes’ where they showcase the exceptional work done by ‘ordinary’ South Africans. He joined the Faculty of Agriculture at the University in 1974 as a general assistant, appointed technician in the 1980’s at the institution’s Honeydale Research Farm in Alice.
FNB UFH-Blues Director of Rugby, Elliot Fana, believes 2014 Varsity Shield season was by far the best for his side.The Alice based side capped off their brilliant season, where they ended an all-time best 3rd in the Varsity Shield, with wonderful news that seven of their players were drafted into the Border Bulldogs Vodacom Cup side. Those players are, Onke Dubase (flank), Oliver Zono (flyhalf), Sinesipho Nofemele (wing), Nkosikhona Nofuma (eightman), Lithabile Mgwadleka (centre), and Lundi Ralarala (centre).
The University of Fort Hare has answered the call from the Coega Development Corporation (CDC), to participate & partner with it in the rollout of its driver training programme. One of Coega’s key mandates is to boost economic development and the pool of skilled youth in the province and the country. This combined with the vision of the university of being able to produce graduates that can contribute to the economic and social imperatives of the country; The driver simulator projects becomes another step in answering the national call to institutions of Higher Education.
Two University of Fort Hare Masters students in the Department of Political Science and International Relations recently presented in the 8th Annual Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) Conference in Johannesburg. The three-day conference entitled“Africa at the Crossroads: The continent’s future prospects 50 years after the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) / African Union (AU)”was graced by the Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises Mr Bulelani Magwanishe.