September 2018

WHY NUL IS DEVELOPING A BIG PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND ACCREDITED TESTING LAB

The National University of Lesotho (NUL) is in the process of developing the NUL Product Development and Accredited Testing Laboratory, says Professor Himanshu Narayan, a member of NUL Research and Innovations Committee (NULRIC). It will be a lab of labs, a big Lab. Its mandate is in its name, “product development” and “accredited product testing.” 

A SYSTEM THAT SCARES THIEVES, MONITORS EMPLOYEES AND AUTOMATES HOMES BY NUL GRADUATES

Bad news for thieves and those who are lazy at work! The system initiated at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) which tracks thieves in your yard or house on live video streamed to your cell-phone, is now ready for purchase. It can pick up the thieves’ voices, shock them with alarms and alternating lightsand help you keep an eye on your gossiping employees even when you are away—again, on your cell-phone! It even detects smoke or fire and smses you about it.

NUL’S BED OF WASTE

It is the first bed of its kind in Lesotho, fully made of waste paper—a mix of cardboards and newspapers—no wood at all! But it rivals your everyday wooden beds in strength, texture and looks. It is now being incubated as part of the NUL Innovation Hub and it will soon be produced at large scale in its own factory at the proposed NUL-LNDC Industrial Park. 

Most people look at this bed developed by Setlhare Jane, a Research Assistant at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) and ask, “how can such a giant hard structure be from a mere waste paper?”

THE NUL GRADUATE CUISINE THAT SELLS SESOTHO FOODS

Her company is about the only one that sells traditional Sesotho foods in Lesotho—mocha-hlama, nyaka-fatane, nyekoe, sekele, likahare, motoho, potele, seketsa—you name them. It could be the only one in the world too. That’s why foreigners who visit Lesotho could not be so pleased. They get a treat they will never get anywhere else!