MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

Comments: 3
Article views: 1941
Latest Badges:

View all kungenxa.kabani's badges.

"University of Mpumalanga"

07 August 2012, 07:10
Our Province varies a lot Business Centres. But the 4 main centres cater for 40% of the Working Population, With Industries from Steel, Oil, Coal and whatsoever. Remember, Nkangala District is the most populated because of its centres, and with that, I've noticed there's a lot of businesses located in the area, not only does it prove more powerful.

The Highveld Region
 (Middelburg & Witbank) is potentially the best domestic development region with much of it turning into a new "Johannesburg". I don't mind seeing the University in Nelspruit, but please care much to build 2 more Campuses in the province.

Witbank should be stripped off, since already they have a Campus of the Tshwane University of Technology, along with 2 FET Colleges.

Secunda is the perfect setting for another Campus, since well it could be effective in saving everyone travelling expenses, and most students end up working there at the end.

Nelspruit is far from everything, students prefer studying in the FET colleges located in the Nkangala District, where areas they'd head to other Universities near by (Gauteng). Personally, I don't think the Satellite Campus of the University of Pretoria (Nelspruit) caters for that much of the population in the area, I'm quite sure everyone in the area heads out to other FET colleges to further their studies.

Middelburg has a few Colleges for higher education, with a rather higher pass rate compared to any town in terms of schools in the province. Most students go elsewhere to further their studies, which in turn does give it a much better vote for a Campus of a University.

I'm in favour of Middelburg, Nelspruit and Secunda. Please consider every aspect, and don't just plan on building "one" University in an area covering over 300kms from Kanyamazane to Delmas, or Volkrust to Lydenburg. Where areas, the University of Johannesburg or Pretoria has another big campus just 25kms from out of town.

Kekeletso Xathi. ( @kekeletsox )

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Solnest Manyike
ICC withdrawal by South Africa

The whole world need to be part of this agreement to me it seems only Africans are justified as dangerous in the world.  Read more...

0 comments 917 views
Submitted by
Mark Nancarrow
Time for Coetzee to be brave

Allister Coetzee has little to lose and everything to gain by backing South Africa's future rugby stars on their November tour. Read more...

0 comments 262 views
Submitted by
Kim Lee
Hail to our finance minister!

I have watched the events of the last few months unfold with increasing amazement.  Read more...

0 comments 151 views
Submitted by
Mark Nancarrow
The dire straits of religion and ...

Modern religions 500 year grasp on humanity has trickled down through many of its conventions and institutions but one of its most malignant affects has been on health. Read more...

0 comments 195 views
Ignited by History to Lead Wisely

One of the most unnerving questions a student can pose, circles around the matter of relevance. ‘Why am I doing this?’ Read more...

0 comments 56 views
Submitted by
Gordhan & Zuma Small Players in B...

The faces of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and President Jacob Zuma have become a far too easy way for the public to take sides in a conflict that is much bigger than it appears... Read more...

0 comments 1731 views


E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2016 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.