November 2019

BOLEPO TEA MADE FROM MAIZE SILK ADVANCES TO THE NUL INNOVATION HUB

 

The National University of Lesotho (NUL) Innovation Hub is happy to introduce another milestone, an amazing tea by Joalane Mohale and ‘Matsomoli Mokhele, the NUL graduates. The Hub is now incubating Bolepo tea. It is a delicious and healing tea made from maize silk (Bolepo ba poone).

It was first developed by NUL students, commercialised outside NUL, and made its way to the NUL Innovation Hub. The hub is now preparing it for large scale commercial production.

“It is a tea that combines taste and medicinal properties in one package,” ‘Matsomoli Mokhele said.

VOLUNTEERS FOR THE NULISTICE 2020

 

The National university of Lesotho (NUL) International Science, Technology and Innovation Conference and Expo (NULSTICE) is a biannual event meant to:

1. Showcase products and ideas by NUL students, graduates and staff
2. Update the public on the university’s relevance with regards to development of modern economy
3. Discuss solutions to pressing issues of our times
4. Create networking opportunities for young innovators

Six volunteer ushers who are registered NUL students are needed to assist with the NULISTICE

Work scope:

COME AND LISTEN TO ADVOCATE KEVIN MALUNGA, THE DEPUTY PUBLIC PROTECTOR IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

 

The Faculty of Law at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) will hold a public Lecture on the theme “Mandate of Ombudsman in Administration of Justice in Lesotho:Lessons from the Office of the Public Protector South Africa”. Amongst the issues to be discussed in this lecture are:

(1) Maladministration and corruption in the public service;
(2) Delays in the issuing of judgments by the judiciary; and
(3) Executive or ministerial accountability.

CELEBRATING 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE NUL INNOVATION HUB

 

Exactly 1 year ago in this day,14th November, 2018, the National University of Lesotho Innovation (NUL) Hub was launched by His Majesty the King. A year later, the Hub is continuing to make waves across the country.

The approach is simple: Effectiveness, Concentration, Simplicity. We make soaps before vaccines, we grow trees before we make heart transplants, we make biscuits before we make self-driving cars and we grow tea before we go to the moon.

The hub aims to achieve a few things, perhaps just one. It seeks to be a catalyst for job creation in Lesotho

“MANY BASOTHO NAMES COME IN OPPOSITES,” SAYS NUL LINGUIST

 

Dr ‘Masechaba Mokhathi-Mbhele, the National University of Lesotho (NUL) linguist and the author of the book “Sesotho Personal Names as Minimal Pairs”, argues that Basotho have a tendency to give personal names that come in opposites to their children (she calls these names Lihanani (opposites) and she has a ton of examples to prove it.

“WHO STIRRED THE STORM? UNBUNDLING THE CHEMISTRY OF THE HA TŠOSANE SMOKE AND STENCH”

 

This year’s World Science Day for Peace and Development event in Lesotho will be in the form of a seminar, and will be hosted by the National University of Lesotho, in partnership with the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology (MCST), UNESCO, and Lesotho Science and Mathematics Teachers Association (LSMTA).