INTRODUCING THE ENGINEERED STONES OF THE MOUTAIN KINGDOM

They take what would otherwise be dull and boring stones, crush them, and reconstitute them into abnormally hard and glistering tiles and countertops that have intrigued the nation!

As members of the National University of Lesotho (NUL)’s Engineered Stone research team which includes Mr Lesia Matlali and Mr Setlhare Jane move around Lesotho, they are not only fascinated by Lesotho’s abundant stone resources, they are determined to turn them into remarkable products.

NUL RESEARCH ASSISTANT TAKES REMOTE SENSING TO ANOTHER LEVEL

Tiiso Ramadumane, the National University of Lesotho (NUL) Research Assistant supervised by Mr Seforo Mohlalisi has developed a remote sensing system that tells you liquid level in terms of volumes in any of your storage devices, live, on your mobile-phone!

If, for instance, you are a mobile service provider, you don’t have to worry about a tower shutting down and signal running out unexpectedly due to low diesel levels.

THE SIZE OF THE BORDER AND PRODUCT MARKET INTEGRATION BETWEEN LESOTHO AND SOUTH AFRICA : A PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION APPROACH

Journal of African Economies, 2018, 1–19

Mamello A. Nchake (a,b,*), Lawrence Edwards (c),and Tresor N. Kaya (c)

(a) Department of Economics, National University of Lesotho, Maseru, Lesotho
(b) School of Economics, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, and
(c) School of Economics,University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa

*Corresponding author: Mamello A. Nchake. E-mail: mnchake@yahoo.com

Abstract

Despite efforts to increase integration within Africa, product markets remain seg-

THE APPEAL OF THE NUL CHATBOT

The National University of Lesotho (NUL) ChatBot is a brilliant "human-free" platform created by NUL student, Kabelo Lekhatla, which “understands” and answers your specific questions on Facebook, among other things.

It understands your questions no matter how you ask them, as if you are being responded to by a human. For instance, if you type a question, “what are the NUL tuition fees?” or “can you provide tuition fees?” it answers, “for which of the faculties below?” and then it lists the Faculties.

ECONOMICS SEMINAR! ECONOMICS SEMINAR! ECONOMICS SEMINAR!

Topic: The impact of regulations on investment in mobile telephone infrastructure in SADC countries

Date: Friday 17 August 2018 @ 10am 
Venue: Economics Seminar Room, National University of Lesotho

Dear all,

We are starting our new academic year (2018/2019) with a seminar presentation to be given by Professor Albert Makochekanwa (a visiting Professor from the Department of Economics, University of Zimbabwe). He will be presenting the paper titled "The impact of regulations on investment in mobile telephone infrastructure in SADC countries".

THE STAR SHINES BRIGHT FROM NUL

The exceptionally talented novel author, mentor, science tutor, motivational speaker and entrepreneur comes out of the National University of Lesotho (NUL). The author Khotso Masitha known as Jimmy amongst his peers and Thaema from his students releases the Motivational book "Fall Amongst the Stars. "

The author reveals his experience among his peers with a broad smile, "one of my colleagues said after seeing the book, "I never thought scientists can write"". 

NUL GRADUATE WINS GLOBAL HEROES PLATFORM AWARD FOR HIS AGRIC-WORK

The competition involved 123 participants from 49 different countries in 4 continents. Out of all these, Letsatsi Lekhooa, the former National University of Lesotho (NUL) Mathematics and Computer Science Student was number one after beating 122 other entrants. That is thanks to his work on sustainable agriculture, a development of his own orchard and community service in his village!

ELECTRICITY CAPACITY EXPANSION PLAN FOR LESOTHO - IMPLICATIONS ON ENERGY POLICY

Mamahloko Senatla 1, Mamello Nchake 2, Bennedict M. Taele 3, Innocent Hapazari 4

1. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Energy Centre, Pretoria 0184, South Africa,

2. Department of Economics, National University of Lesotho, Roma 180, Lesotho,

3. Department of Physics and Electronics, National University of Lesotho, Roma 180, Lesotho

4. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, National University of Lesotho, Roma 180, Lesotho 

A B S T R A C T

NUL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY TEST-DRIVES A NEW FUNDING MODEL FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

Good news for potential postgraduate students. When the National University of Lesotho (NUL) Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology accepts you into its reviewed Masters programme, it offers competitive funding.

“We are the first Department in the University to develop and test-drive this model,” says Dr Emmanuel Tanor, head of the Department. “Surely, we won’t be the last Department”, he added.

NUL HAS A QUEST FOR INNOVATION, BUT WHAT IS INNOVATION?

We at the NUL Research and Innovations sometimes get into a bit of a fight with our friends and foes over the ever elusive word, “innovation.” That is because most people understand innovation to mean invention or creativity. They are like, “what is innovative about this?” while they are trying to say, “what is creative or novel about this?”

INTRODUCING A 'SMOOTH YOGURT' MINI FACTORY

When you drink her yogurt, it kinda feels smooth as it gently navigates your tongue and throat. No wonder she calls it Boreleli Yogurt (boreli=smooth). That is none other than Nts’iua Makoae, the National University of Lesotho (NUL) trained dairy enthusiast.

“When people buy my yogurt, I can tell they don’t do me a favour,” she said. “I know, not because they say they like my yogurt. I know because they show they like my yogurt. They show it by coming back to buy more.”

NUL ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE (ERC) BECOMES A HUB FOR NATIONAL ENERGY-RELATED DOCUMENTS

Energy-related documents of national importance produced by various stakeholders in the country are very hard to get hold of. This state of affairs, unfortunately, creates a vicious cycle of re-inventing the wheel as the left hand is not aware of what the right hand is doing.

The ERC has therefore resolved to play a pivotal role of providing the documents. We believe that once the stakeholders stop hoarding and/or working in silos Lesotho stands a much better chance of making giant progress in the energy sector. 

INSIDE LESOTHO’S FREE PRIMARY EDUCATION BY NUL ECONOMIST

The beginning of the last decade saw the introduction of free primary education (FPE) in Lesotho. As a result, the number of out-of-school children fell by half between 1999 and 2011. “But the question of how much of this drop was caused by FPE, uncontaminated by improving educational tastes, remained largely unknown,” says Dr Ramaele Moshoeshoe, a lecturer in the Department of Economics at the National University of Lesotho (NUL).
 

WATER QUALITY OF HIGH POPULATION DENSITY AREAS BY THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LESOTHO 'S MAIN CAMPUS AND NEIGHBORING MANONYANE COMMUNITY

Sunny Aiyuk, Tsaletseng Siimane, Relebohile Hlabana, Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, National University of Lesotho

Asian Journal of Science and Technology 8 (07), 5163-5166, 2017

ABSTRACT 

Given the importance of potable and safe water supplies for human consumption and, especially, given the vulnerability of such supplies where there exist high population densities, this study,from September 

NUL STUDENT SIMPLIFIES COMPUTER SYSTEMS FOR BIG ORGANISATIONS

When it comes to the use of computer systems, large organisations struggle to keep pace. “That is why I am creating a system that assists large organisations to link their computer systems and to share data storage efficiently,” says Tankiso Kolobe, a Computer Systems and Networks Engineering student at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). S

INTRODUCING A NEW BOOK BY NUL PSYCHOLOGIST

Here is a brand new book by NUL Psychologist, Dr Ilongo Fritz Ngale. Wait a second and listen to what he has to say about the book. 

"In our fast-paced yet also slow-motion world, in which few ‘live their dreams’ and most ‘dream their lives away’, TACO-TEPO is a wakeup call that all is not lost for the ‘sleepers’, who need to rouse themselves from the paralysing lethargy of leaden minds, in order to mine their authentic treasures, and be sure of the ‘golden harvest.’

NUL INAUGURATES TLOUTLE HOLDINGS BOARD TO MANAGE NUL BUSINESS

The newly-appointed Board of Directors of the National University of Lesotho’s (NUL) Tloutle Holdings 1 (PTY) LTD was inaugurated on Tuesday, 26 June, 2018 at the Institute of Extra Mural Studies.

Tloutle Holdings 1 (PTY) LTD is a registered company that was established by the NUL Council to fill the space of the commercial side of the University by managing the NUL commercial entities in order to ensure they generate revenue and create jobs.