December 2018

INTRODUCING BABIES’ NUTRITIOUS FORMULA BY NUL SCIENTISTS

Lesotho’s babies must be celebrating! Their food, which is ready for the market is called “khuisa” a Sesotho word for weaning. The baby food has been four years in the making by Mr Kebitsamang Mothibe and his team at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). “It is meant to address the problem of high malnutrition rate among children and babies in Lesotho,” Mothibe said.

As a bonus, khuisa will create a huge market for farmers to sell their crops.

CAPTIVATING PERFUMES BY FORMER NUL STUDENT

Her perfumes are some of the newest creations in Lesotho’s untapped cosmetics market. The National University of Lesotho (NUL) educated Selloane Ody Raleting (SOR)’s business creates perfumes simply known in the market as SOR products. It is her unique brand. “People like my products,” she said. “I send them all over the country, I use Post Office for distant orders.”

Her perfumes, brewed slowly to blend the delicate ingredients, provide the smell that has a tendency to entice even the most skeptical of the souls.

NUL VISIONARIES DREAM THE ORGANIC CITY IN THE 'MAMATHE

They have a dream— and they have an ideal. It is neither Martin Luther King’s “dream” nor is it Nelson Mandela’s ideal which he hoped “to live for and to achieve.”

Invited by the sons and daughters of the soil, the National University of Lesotho (NUL) visionaries are coalescing with a number of native entrepreneurs and the ‘Mamathe community to pursue an unusual dream of the Organic City in the ‘Mamathe.

INTRODUCING A TOWN PLAN FOR THE PROPOSED NUL-LNDC INDUSTRIAL PARK

When all is said and done, “the proposed park for the Roma Valley will be more than just an industrial park,” said Associate Professor Resetselemang Leduka who teaches Urban and Regional Planning at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). He leads the Town Planning component of the project. “It will be a business park,” he said. It will have a mix of manufacturing, services, recreation and shopping outlets.

NUL STUDENT IS BUILDING A ROBOTIC, ACCURATE EARLY CANCER DETECTOR

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) machine is being created by Mahao Molise, the National University of Lesotho (NUL) student. It seeks to replace skilled radiologists with highly trained computers that detect cancer cells with a better degree of accuracy.

When you train machines to think like humans; that is called artificial intelligence. “Through coding, we give the machine some brain-like capabilities to make them intelligent and identify cancer cells,” he said.

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ONE MILLION ROSEHIP SEEDLINGS CHALLENGE FOR FORMER NUL STUDENT

‘Miloane Mokhobo, the graduate of the National University of Lesotho (NUL), has come up with some innovative ways to meet a mammoth challenge. He has a contract to create 1 million rosehip seedlings for a local company that exports lucrative rosehip products overseas. He has just produced 10,000 seedlings! But he knows, as Lao Tzu once said, that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.