2021 UFH Most Memorable Moments

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As the 2022 Academic Year gets underway, we reflect on some of the university-generated good news stories that made headlines on the UFH News website, social media pages and external media in 2021. 

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the university remained steadfast in making 2021 a success. During the 12-month period, the university had many reasons to celebrate such as the launch of the Student Village – SA’s largest student housing development, two successful graduation seasons, launching of the first-ever Research Report and who could ever forget the VC sharing the stage with multi-Grammy-award-winning Isicathamiya music group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. 

Below is a compilation of some of the good news stories reported in 2021 (from the earliest to recent published):

The Nursing Science Department under the Faculty of Health Sciences launched an exciting new qualification: a Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/SAQAAPPROVESNEWUFHQUALIFICATIONBachelorNursingandMidwifery

 

UFH turned 105 years, Music Department delivers an impromptu virtual concert during senate meeting in celebration. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHTURNS105MUSICCHOIRRENDERSIMPROMPTUVIRTUALCONCERTDURINGSENATEMEETINGCELEBRATION

 

Nursing Science staff participate in Covid-19 Vaccination training https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHNursingSciencestaffparticipateCovid19Vaccinationtraining

 

Nelson R Mandela School of Law introduced a ground-breaking qualification - a Master of Laws in Competition Regulation. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/FacultyLawintroducesnewqualificationMasterLawsCompetitionRegulation

 

Nkuhlu Department of Accounting received a donation of R500 000 from Deloitte, one of the Big Four and the largest professional services network in the world. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/SYMBOLLOVEFORTHAREDeloitteDonatesR500000UFHDepartmentAccounting

 

The first-ever online Institutional Student Parliament (ISP) was held and resulted in the election of a new ISP leadership. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/NewInstitutionalStudentParliamentLeadersofficiallyseat

 

The Department of Human Movement Science (HMS) within the Faculty of Health Sciences was awarded a yearly grant of R400 000 over the next three years by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) to investigate the risks associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs). https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/FacultyHealthSciencessecuresSAMRCresearchgrantinvestigateNonCommunicableDiseaserisks

 

A delegation from the National Liberation Heritage Institute of South Africa (NaLHISA) and Multichoice South Africa undertook a two-day (4-5 March) site visit to the National Heritage and Cultural Studies Centre (NAHECS) located on the Alice Campus. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/NationalLiberationHeritageInstituteundertakessitevisitNAHECScentreAlicecampus

 

NRF Awards South Africa’s first SARChI Chair in Sexualities, Gender and Queers studies to Prof Zethu. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/NRFAWARDSSOUTHAFRICA

 

Professor Anthony Okoh from the Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry in the Faculty of Science and Agriculture was elected as a Fellow by the Royal Society of Biology’s Council” effective 1 April 2021.

https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/PROFOKOHJOINSROYALSOCIETYBIOLOGY

 

Chancellor, Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza SC was appointed as interim transformation ombudsman at Cricket SA (CSA) for a period of six months. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/MINISTERIALAPPOINTMENTSEESUFHCHANCELLORDRIVINGTRANSFORMATIONDIVERSITYANDBELONGINGSACRICKET

 

UFH participates in the University of Bologna’s Virtual Mobility Programme. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHparticipatesUniversityBolognasVirtualMobilityProgramme

 

Law students reach the semi-finals of the Public Interest Law Moot Competition. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHmakesitsemifinalsPublicInterestLawMootCourtCompetition

 

Prof Ntlama, acting Head of the Fort Hare UNESCO Oliver Tambo Chair of Human Rights within the Nelson R Mandela School of Law appointed as Chairperson of Netball South Africa’s Disciplinary Committee of Appeals. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/ProfessorThandiNtlamaAppointedChairNSADisciplinaryCommitteeAppeals

 

Faculty of Management and Commerce is placed at the helm of a groundbreaking study into the utilisation and accessibility of cyber-infrastructure within historically disadvantaged institutions (HDI’s) https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHleadsR225mnationaljointresearchprojectcyberinfrastructure

 

Minister Blade Nzimande unveils Student Village, SA’s biggest student housing development. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/MinisterNzimandeunveilsAliceStudentVillageSAslargeststudenthousingdevelopment

 

Prof Werner Nel leads Research expedition in sub-Antarctica. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHsProfWernerNelleadsresearchexpeditionsubAntarctica

 

The University bestowed honorary doctorates on Justice Mandisa Maya, Justice Dikgang Moseneke and Ms Sindiswa Magona during a two-part hybrid (Live +Virtual) Winter Graduation ceremony. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHawardsover3000qualificationsandthreeHonoraryDoctoralDegrees2021JuneWinterGraduation

 

Former Soldier obtains Bachelor of Science Degree from UFH. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/ExSoldierobtainsBachelorScienceBScDegree

 

BCom Law graduate overcomes severe health challenges. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/GIVINGNOTOPTIONBComLawGraduateSiphamandlaBoyceOvercomesSevereHealthChallenges

 

Former Domestic worker graduates with Bachelor of Education (Foundation Phase) Degree. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/DomesticWorkerandCashierSchoolTeacherNandiphaMilisigraduatesBEdDegree

 

UFH Lecturer, Chuma Mjali appointed as a member of Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHLecturerChumaMjaliappointedmemberIndependentRegulatoryBoardAuditorsIRBA

 

The UFH Zoology and Entomology Department featured on the Aquaculture Africa Magazine (AAM) live online FOCUS session. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News12

 

The University of Fort Hare inaugurates new SRC https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UniversityFortHareinauguratesnewSRC

 

Associate Professor, Roxanne Piderit was announced President of AISSAC - the Southern African Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/ProfRoxannePideritElectedPresidentAISSAC

 

UFH choirs (Alice and East London) recorded 16 songs with television gospel show Melodi on Dumisa TV (channel 340). https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHChoirsfeatureMzantsiMagicChanel340

 

Art project and Music Concert in honour of UFH Visionary Women and the late Nosicelo Mtebeni  https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHANNOUNCESARRANGEMENTSMEMORIALIZATIONN...

 

UFH hosts 18th African Language Association of Southern Africa International Conference. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHhosts18thAfricanLanguageAssociationSouthernAfricaInternationalConference

 

Alumna, Zintle Mpupha became the second South African female rugby player to secure a deal in Europe after being signed by English club Exeter Chiefs. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHalumnamakeshistorysecondfemalerugbyplayersecureEuropeandeal

 

UFH hosts its first-ever Men's Dialogue on GBV and Patriarchy https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHhostsMensDialogueGBVandPatriarchy

 

Prof Mzikazi Nduna, incoming Dean for the Faculty of Health Sciences was selected as one of eight experts from different African countries to serve on the Presidential Technical Reference Team for the Review of Gender Discriminatory Laws in Africa. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/ProfMzikaziNdunajoinsPresidentialTechnicalReferenceTeamReviewDiscriminatoryLawsAfrica

 

Seven UFH Students progress to semi-finals in 2021 National Budget Speech Competition https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/SevenUFHStudentsprogresssemifinals2021NationalBudgetSpeechCompetition

 

Current and Former Baby Blues players selected for European Springbok Women's Rugby tour. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHCurrentandFormerStudentsselectedSpringbokWomensRugbyTeamfaceFranceweekend

 

The University announced progress for its R130 million water infrastructure project, which will benefit students as well as residents and the economy of Alice, Eastern Cape, is well underway. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UNIVERSITYFORTHARER130MILLIONWATERINFRASTRUCTUREPROJECTWELLUNDERWAY

 

Petrol Attendant graduates with law degree during Summer Graduation https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/Mdantsanepetrolattendantgraduateslawdegree

 

Graduates of the Nkuhlu Department of Accounting attained a 91% pass rate for the second sitting of the 2021 Initial Test of Competence (ITC). https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHAccountingGraduatesachieve91passrateSAICAITCTest

 

Fort Hare Dairy Trust won big at the 2021 Amadlelo Agri Awards. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/FortHareDairyTrustwinsbig2021AmadleloAgriAwards

 

VC Rewards Excellence and launches first-ever Research Report. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/VCRewardsExcellenceandlaunchesfirsteverResearchReport

 

UFH Law Alumna was named Lawyer of the Year. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHLawAlumnanamedLawyerYear

 

Faculty of Law and the Black Lawyers Association – Legal Education Centre (BLA- LEC) solidified their long-standing relationship with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU). https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHandBlackLawyersAssociationformalizerelations

 

The University and Ladysmith Black Mambazo (LBM) made history together when they signed a memorandum of understanding that seeks to preserve the illustrious history of the multi-Grammy-award-winning Isicathamiya music group. https://www.ufh.ac.za/news/News/UFHpreserveillustrioushistoryLadysmithBlackMambazo

 

Watch the VC perform with Ladysmith Black Mambazo: https://fb.watch/amwtojbG7d/

 

 We look forward to creating more memorable moments in 2022.

 

Compiled by Aretha Linden - Institutional Advancement.