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.

NUL’S ROSS GIRL WINS A UN PRIZE TO BOOST HER APPETIZING ROSEHIP TEA

Limpho Ntoanyane has a business in which she processes her mouth-watering rosehip tea, packages it and sells it. That business has just won her a funding from the United Nations (UN). A former student of the National University of Lesotho (NUL), she fell in love with rosehip from an early age, studied it at the NUL and she is now intent on making a fortune out of it.

This is the story of the cheerful girl from Mafeteng. Her tea is called "Meso" (Morning). 

NUL AND LNDC ARE CREATING LESOTHO’S FIRST KNOWLEDGE-BASED INDUSTRIAL PARK

The National University of Lesotho (NUL) and Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) are doing feasibility studies for a first locally inspired Industrial Park in the Roma Valley. Phase one of NUL-LNDC industrial park will host at least 13 factories to make products conceived and developed by NUL, potentially unleashing thousands of jobs for the future.

"WASTE TIRES ARE NOT WASTED TIRES," SAYS NUL GRADUATE

“Waste tires are not wasted tires,” says Mr Malefane Ts’ephe, the National University of Lesotho (NUL) graduate who believes car tires’ fate should not be the dumpsites in the first place. “We are making a whole new business out of waste tires, ” he says. 

So his company is called Moss Tire Upcyclers. “We take what would otherwise be hopelessly abandoned tires and transform them into great products.” He makes arm chairs, he makes pool chairs, he makes stools and he makes couches, out of waste tires.

NUL’S NEW POULTRY COMPANY SENDS SCHOCK-WAVES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

When the National University of Lesotho (NUL)’s newest company, Phula Poultry Products, released its first 1000 chickens last week, something unexpected happened. “The chickens were swept away by adoring buyers in just two days,” said a smiling NUL’s Dr George Adoko and his assistant, Mr Mahlaha Mahlaha, the animal scientists literal...ly consumed by a thirst for action.

NUL LECTURER REVEALS A BULLETPROOF WAY TO HIDE YOUR INFORMATION ONLINE

Dr Makhamisa Senekane, a lecturer at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) Department of Physics and Electronics is assessing a new way of bullet-proofing your online information to ensure it is save. When you send sensitive information online, such as banking information, there is a way to hide that information from crooks....

“However,” he says, “some methods of hiding information (encryption) are very difficult to bullet-proof. That is why we are assessing a new way of bullet-proofing the security of your online experience.”

NUL STUDENT UNVEILS LESOTHO’S OWN COMPUTERISED FLEET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

“That we are developing our own version of computerised fleet management system here in Lesotho is good,” says Nyakallo Moleko, a Computer Systems and Networks Engineering student at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). Those days in which we had to cross the border, at a high cost, in search of similar solutions, are getting numbered. 

You see, when you have this system, you can monitor hundreds of your cars and car drivers right there on your cell-phone—who is doing what, where and how—you get it all.

NUL STUDENT FINDS BREWERY WASTE A BRILLIANT ORGANIC FERTILIZER

When Maluti Mountain Brewery (MMB) sets free its brewery waste, a number of trucks line to pick it up, mainly as food for pigs. “But there is a far healthier use,” said Khoabane Nkome, a student at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). “I am assessing its potential as a brilliant fertilizer,” but not for the reasons you are thinking about.

(Support NUL INNOVATION FUND :www.nulif.org.ls.)

CHARACTERIZATION OF COOKED AND UNCOOKED HOMEMADE GINGER BEVERAGES PRODUCED IN LESOTHO IN COMPARISON WITH COMMERCIAL BRAND

Mosotho J. George1,Palesa Lesemane1, Emmanuel B. Tanor Fidele Tigizimana2

1Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, National University of Lesotho, P.O. Roma 180, Lesotho

2Department of Biochemistry, University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Auckland Park 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa

International Journal of Science and Technology 4 (7), 124-29

(Support NUL INNOVATION FUND :www.nulif.org.ls.

ABSTRACT 

A MYSTERY MATERIAL AT THE NUL

As Dr Mopeli Fabiane demonstrates a new material he calls graphene, a material that will beat your average semi-conductors in terms of flexibility, high speed in electronic devices and low cost, you can almost sense an intense passion in his heart.

This National University (NUL) of Lesotho Senior Lecturer is developing a material that is so thin, it is just one atom thick—and it is a million times thinner than your single hair, yet 200 times stronger than steel.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARRIVE AT NUL FOR MASTERS BRIDGE PROGRAMME

“Finally, the Department of Economics is hosting the Masters Bridge Programme Fellowship for students from around Africa on behalf of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) beginning Monday, 21 May, to 29 June, 2018,” says Ms Nthabiseng Koatsa, the Head of the Department of Economics at the National University of Lesotho(NUL).