NUL ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE WINS M10.3 MILLION TO GENERATE SOLAR ELECTRICITY FOR TWO VILLAGES IN LESOTHO

 

It was a highly competitive international funding in which more than 500 organisations worldwide battled for the lucrative funding provided by Innovate UK in the United Kingdom. In the end, Dr Moeketsi Mpholo, the Administrator of the National University of Lesotho (NUL) Energy Research Centre (ERC), and his international and local team of experts were among 60 (out of 500) organisations who won!

The huge M10.3 Million funding will see two villages in Lesotho being powered 100% by solar energy using two mini grids.

How did they win?

NUL INNOVATION HUB'S PHUTHALICHABA STARTS OPERATIONS AT THE END OF THIS MONTH

 

PhuthaLichaba, A Financial Cooperative under the National University of Lesotho (NUL) Innovation Hub is set to start taking savings from its members. This happens as the young cooperative has netted a membership of 65 in just over a month. It is one of the fastest growing cooperatives which is set to change the status quo in Lesotho's financial landscape!

Anyone can become a member of the most ambitious financial institution Lesotho will ever see. Here is how:

A. INTRODUCTION

NUL’S DR NKHABUTLANE WINS A BIG UN INNOVATION AWARD

 

There were 60 competitors—from esteemed institutions all over Africa in Round 1, in a competition called "Innovation in Action" in Zimbabwe! In Round 2, only 20 competitors remained. In Round 3, only 10 competitors remained. In Round 4, only Dr Pulane Nkhabutlane from the National University of Lesotho (NUL) Innovation Hub remained. She won because of her amazing work in the development of innovative sorghum food products.

She was the last one standing—behind the backdrop of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

SPEEDY DELIVERIES, A NEW COMPANY BY NUL GRADUATES, DELIVERS FOOD AND PARCELS QUICKLY TO YOUR HOME

 

The National University of Lesotho (NUL) graduates Setsoto Hlohlomi and Mohale Molieleng have taken it upon themselves to make life easier for you. Their business, Speedy Deliveries (Facebook page @speedyls) helps you order food and they deliver to you as well as small parcels using their scooters.

This does not only allow you to receive your food or parcels quickly, but it does so at a very low price.

TWELVE NUL INNOVATION HUB COMPANIES READY TO GRADUATE FROM INCUBATION

 

- In just about a year since it started, the NUL Innovation Hub has 12 of its 30 companies ready to leave incubation stage to acceleration stage.

- During the incubation stage, the companies are tested for (a) their ability to make products wanted by the market (b) their ability to master production processes that can be scaled up and (c) their ability to confirm raw materials and/or services supplies.

NUL INNOVATION HUB’S MOITELI READY TO HIT MARKETS— COMPOSTING YOUR KITCHEN WASTE WILL NEVER BE EASIER

 

The product itself is not a compost. However, it helps you make a compost in a much quicker way and it assists you to compost, “almost everything,” says Thuso Mosuaone, the National University of Lesotho (NUL) student attached at the NUL Innovation Hub.

Moiteli will specifically help those who are struggling with kitchen waste because it assists in decomposing even meat and bone waste which are normally rejected in traditional composting.

FUMANA ROSEHIP TEA EA NUL INNOVATION HUB KA LIMPHO NTOANYANE LIBAKENG TSENA

 

1. Husterds Pharmacy, Maseru
2. NUL Innovation Hub, Roma
3. Mophato Fitness Club, Maseru
4. Aspegon Pharmacy, Mafeteng
5. Mafeteng Community Radio, Mafeteng

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"BECOME INNOVATIVE AND MAKE YOUR OWN STUFF FOR GOD'S SAKE," YOU (LAZY) AFRICAN INTELLECTUALS

 

At midnight we were airborne. The captain wished us a happy 2012 and urged us to watch the fireworks across Los Angeles.

“Isn’t that beautiful,” Walter said looking down.

From my middle seat, I took a glance and nodded admirably.

“That’s white man’s country,” he said. “We came here on Mayflower and turned Indian land into a paradise and now the most powerful nation on earth. We discovered the bulb, and built this aircraft to fly us to pleasure resorts like Lake Zambia.”

I grinned. “There is no Lake Zambia.”