Message from the Director

Message from the Director

Welcome to the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi Campus. As the University of Pretoria’s flagship campus for the Extended Curriculum Programmes (ECPs) and its Social Innovation campus, the Mamelodi Campus of the University of Pretoria strives to be the gateway of choice to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) related fields of study for talented learners with demonstrated potential and academic acumen. The campus seeks to assist learners successfully transitioning from high school to university-level academic engagement to ensure success in their elected fields

While the ECPs focus on preparing students academically, it is important to also nurture other skills that our students will require when they enter the mainstream programme. This means mentoring them to be well-rounded individuals, with the soft skills they need to perform well in their studies. Developing enriching co-curricular activities is, therefore an important element in developing the critical skills that are needed to prepare graduates for the future of work.

Mamelodi Campus has a commitment to transforming society. We need to be an agent for social justice and have several interventions in the community to address the problems experienced by residents of the township, as well as additional after-school support to learners in Mamelodi who need help in obtaining the marks required to enrol in a university programme.

I believe that students should be enabled to succeed beyond university. That is why it is so important for us to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset in our students and to ensure that they remain aware of the need to maintain a sustainable environment. The attributes we cultivate in our students should therefore be evident in everything they do.

Community engagement forms an important part of the mission of the Mamelodi Campus. By cultivating a sense of social responsibility in our students, they will be able to make a difference and promote the ideal of good citizenry.

As stakeholders in Mamelodi, we have such an important role to play in the community, from addressing nutrition and food insecurity to developing literacy and business skills that can empower the unemployed youth of Mamelodi to grow their own communities and businesses.

Ultimately, I would like the Mamelodi Campus, the University of Pretoria’s Social Innovation hub, to have a meaningful impact on the community of Mamelodi, which encourages the development of self-sustaining communities. I trust that you will join me in achieving this objective.

Prof Ntebogeng Mokgalaka-Fleischmann

Director: Mamelodi Campus


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