Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Time: 17:30 - 20:00
Venue: Auditorium 1, NUST Lower Campus
Nawa Journal of Language and Communication
Special Issue: This volume will be devoted to Health Communication. We welcome articles which address the COVID-19 pandemic.
NAWA Journal of Language and Communication is published bi-annually by the Faculty of Human Sciences at Namibia University of Science and Technology. It is a peer-reviewed (double-blind) journal whose goal is to advance knowledge in human language, communication and literature. The journal publishes academic articles dealing with practical research findings, pedagogical methodologies, critical analyses and theoretical perspectives in language, literature and communication and related disciplines such as linguistics and information and communication technologies. NAWA journal encourages research without boundaries in languages, literature and communication and related areas.
Deadline for submission: Wednesday, 30 December 2020
Kindly note that the certificates for the 2020 November graduates will be issued from Thursday, 30 November until Friday, 04 December 2020. However, the certificates for students whose marks and names were submitted to the Examinations Department after the due date of Friday, 06 November 2020, will not be available and will not be issued during the above-mentioned period.
Graduates affected by this delay will be contacted to collect their certificates as soon as they are available. For clarity, graduates may contact their respective Faculty Officers regarding the submission of marks and names to the Examinations Department.
Issuing of certificates is scheduled as follows:
Date: Monday, 30 November - Friday, 04 December 2020
Time: 08:00 - 16:00
Venue: Lecture Building, NUST Main Campus
1. Candidates with unsettled accounts should first pay their outstanding fees and submit their receipts to Student Debtors for clearance: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Students outside Windhoek should submit their names via email or telephone to the nearest NUST Regional Centre, for collection.
3. All persons entering the NUST premises, at any given time, should adhere to the COVID-19 national guidelines.
4. There will be no rental of graduation hoods. Candidates that are interested in purchasing hoods for N$200, should send an email to email@example.com or call +264 61 207 2056
Call for articles, NAWA Journal of Language and Communication, Special Issue volume 13 number 2, (ISSN: 1993-3835).
Deadline for submission of articles is Monday, 30 November 2020.
This communication serves to provide an update to our international partner universities and institutions regarding the current coronavirus situation in Namibia, and possible implications on staff and student exchanges.
As reported previously, the State of Emergency, through which His Excellency the President of the Republic Namibia has declared COVID-19, as a natural disaster, has lapsed on the 17 September 2020. New COVID-19 Public Health Regulations, as per the Public and Environmental Health Act of 2015, have come into operation from 24 September 2020 and was extended to Monday, 30 November 2020.
Against this background, the following COVID-19 Restrictive and other measures are currently in place:
- Institutions of higher education are allowed to have face-to-face classes.
- Non-Namibian citizens may enter the Namibia for business, educational, health or tourism purposes.
- All travellers, including tourists, business travellers, Namibians and Namibian permit holders, who arrive in Namibia with a negative PCR test result, that is not older than 72-hours, will be permitted to their final destination in the Country.
- All travellers who arrive in Namibia with a negative PCR test result that is older than 72 hours, but not older than 7 days, will be permitted to enter the Country. However, they will be required to undergo a 7-day supervised quarantine at home or tourism facility. In the event that these environments do not fulfil quarantine requirements, the travellers will be placed under mandatory quarantine at Government approved facilities at own cost.
- Non-Namibians who do not present a negative COVID-19 PCR test results, will not be granted entry into the Country.
- Returning Namibian citizens or permit holders may enter the Country with or without a COVID-19 PCR test result.
- In the event that such persons present a positive test result or no result at all, they will be subjected to mandatory quarantine and testing or isolation after arrival. This provision shall also apply to aircraft and marine vessel crew members, humanitarian aid workers, essential services providers, as well as operators and drivers of cross-border transport vehicles who arrive in the Country without the requisite test.
- Ethiopia Airlines, Eurowings, West Air and Air Links are operating to and from Namibia, others might follow.
- Wearing of masks whenever in a public place, sanitising of hands, and 1.5m social distancing are compulsory.
- Gatherings are limited to not more than 200 persons.
Kindly take note that teaching and learning during the 2021 Academic Year at the University will be mainly through Remote Teaching, Learning and Assessment (RTLA). Only students who have practical/laboratory courses might be required to come to campus from time to time.Also take note that registration for new students for the First Semester for the 2021 Academic Year begins on Monday, 8 February 2021.
The Department of International Relations will continue to update our international partner universities and institutions about future developments.
We thank you for your continued collaboration and support.
Theme: ‘Innovation for Economic Revitalisation’
The 2020 NUST November Graduation Ceremony is coming to you. The prestigious ceremony gives graduates the opportunity to celebrate the culmination of all their efforts - to truly absorb their new status and the start of a new chapter.
The event will take place virtually on the NUST Facebook page. The traditional event will not be held due to the COVID-19 national guidelines, but we simply cannot let this special moment pass by. Be sure to tune in!
Date: Friday, 20 November 2020
Venue: NUST Facebook Page - @NUSTNamibia
- Motivational Speech from Hon Dr Peya Mushelenga, Minister of Information and Communications Technology. Hon Mushelenga holds 10 university degrees.
- Over 1000 graduates
Online NUST Graduate Survey
The Alumni and NUST Foundation, in collaboration with the Harold Pupkewitz- Graduate School of Business, cordially invites all graduates to participate in the Global Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Effectiveness (GLOBE) Survey.
The GLOBE research project is a continuation of 20 years of collaborative work that examines relationships among societal culture, leadership and organisational practices around the world.
For more information and to participate in the survey, follow the link below:
14 October 2020
A needs analysis conducted by the National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) earlier this year concluded that many students in Namibia do not have access to laptops or computers, and they cannot afford the cost of data. Furthermore, at the time, the ICT infrastructure (including servers and storage) at the local higher education institutions could not support the increase in demand for online learning.
In order to mitigate the above, the Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation appointed an Inter-Agency Committee on the acquisition of devices and software that availed the following through the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF):
- N$2.2 million for the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) to upgrade servers and storage, which have now been installed.
- N$5.8 million for the University of Namibia (UNAM) for the same purpose.
- 28 000 portable internet devices were purchased from Telecom Namibia at a total cost of N$19.3 million. These devices are available for Namibian students enrolled in local higher education institutions. NUST received its first batch of 2 000 portable Wi-Fi devices earlier this week.
- Laptops will be availed in November 2020.
The following process should be followed by NUST students who wish to apply for both Internet devices and laptops:
1. Log onto www.nsfaf.na
2. Click on ‘Apply for laptop & Internet device’
3. Complete application
4. Indicate contribution option (deduction from NSFAF non-tuition fee, enter into a loan agreement with NSFAF or cash contribution)
5. Once approved, an e-mail notification will be sent to the applicant requesting him/her to collect the Internet device or laptop from his / her institution
6. The Internet device can be collected at the Centre for Open and Lifelong Learning (COLL) store at NUST main campus,, or any COLL Regional Centre
NOTE: Currently, only Internet devices are available. The laptops will be availed in due course.
Second Semester Commencement
The Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST) Cisco Networking Academy is offering CCNA 1 to 4 classes for the second semester of 2020.
Who should attend?
Students in the Faculty of Computing and Informatics
What to do to register?
Send an e-mail to the contact details below indicating the following:
- Your name and surname
- Student number
- The CCNA class or classes you wish to register for
NB: Classes will resume whilst registration continues during the aforementioned period.
Classes Starting Date Friday, 09 October 2020
Registration Closing Date: Friday, 16 October 2020
Costs: N$500 per course
Dr Mercy Chitauro
Department of Computer Science
Tel: +264 61 207 2039
The Full steam ahead, Observe and learn, Raise ideas, Test ideas and Homecoming (FORTH) innovation methodology is a customer-oriented inspiring innovation method. It was established to create new business cases for innovative products, services and business models. The scientifically proven methodology is used worldwide and it connects business thinking with design thinking in a structured way. A big asset of the method is that it enables internal support for innovation.
The objective of this workshop is to assist public and private companies to employ tested innovative tools to solve the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in their respective organisations.
Dear Staff and Students
The online registration dates for the second semester 2020 have been changed as follows:
All Faculties except the Faculty of Engineering: 21 September – 02 October 2020
The Faculty of Engineering: 12 – 16 October 2020
Registration will be online only, therefore students should not come to campus for registration.
Please see attached for further details.
Virtual Public Dialogue
International partnerships in the context of COVID-19 and beyond
Societies, including universities are undergoing fundamental changes and adjustments against the backdrop of COVID-19. Against this background, the 2020 International Education Week (IEW) Public Dialogue of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) will focus on international partnerships in the context of COVID-19 and beyond. The conversation amongst others, will reflect on the impact of the pandemic on internationalisation: Challenges, opportunities and lessons learned.
About the Speaker
Dr Samia Chasi currently serves as the Strategic Advisor to the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA). She is passionate about facilitating deeper understanding and connections between diverse people and institutions by creating spaces for critical engagement and constructive dialogue.
Dr Chasi is a practitioner-scholar in higher education internationalisation with more than 20 years of experience in this field through positions in international offices of German and South African universities, an agency of the European Commission as well as representations of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Netherlands Universities Foundation for International Cooperation (NUFFIC) and the British Council in South Africa. While higher education partnerships have been the main focus of her work, she also has gained valuable insights and experience in vocational and entrepreneurship education through initiatives driven in partnership with education institutions, government departments and the private sector.
Dr Chasi graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 2019. Her doctoral thesis critically examines North- South partnerships in higher education from a global South perspective, facilitated by a postcolonial framework. She also holds a Master of Philosophy in Engineering Management from the University of Johannesburg and a Master of Arts in English, Russian and Sociology from the University of Rostock, Germany.
Ms Yolande Geises
International Student Support Officer
Department: International Relations
T: +264 61 207 2315
The 2021 Hostel Application forms for senior and new students will be available online from 26 August to 30 October 2020.
Theme: Business Management in the Digital Age
2020 has shown thus far that our environment is undergoing rapid and unexpected changes! The global Covid-19 pandemic is just one factor underlying our awareness of the urgency of applying new Leadership Principles. Agility, challenging clients, working from home etc. all require new leadership behaviours, and digitalization offers you new ways to guide your organisation into a new reality.
Understanding new challenges and leading change by applying new technologies will be the foundation on which successful change is built. As a leader you need to be driving change by combining existing leadership principles with new options.
This Virtual Public Lecture will leave you with the knowledge and insights to be a change agent in your orgnaisation. This session will elaborate on new principles in leadership for the digital age. Specific examples on how to manage and handle change in large firms and small businesses will also be discussed. The main topics for this Masterclass will be:
- Leadership principles
- The meaning of digitization
- Your personal essence
Date: Thursday, 17 September 2020
The Online Career Starter Programmer offers participants the unique opportunity to work with
international and local professionals to gain valuable insight into the corporate world. This is in
preparation for job interviews and life as a young professional. Participants will learn about the
value of team work and soft-skills to get a competitive edge.
Date: Thursday, 01 October 2020
Duration: Six (6) Weeks
• Presentation and interviews
• Personal branding and style development
• Organisations and functions
• Effective management and planning
• Governance, compliance and ethics
• Personal coaching and feedback
NUST, UNAM or IUM graduates
Monday, 14 September 2020
THURSDAY, 06 AUGUST 2020
The North-West University (NWU), in collaboration with the Namibia University of Science and Technology NUST), will be hosting a research webinar series via Zoom, starting on 06 August 2020.
The guest speaker at the upcoming webinar – themed “The Future of African Medicine in Epidemic Preparedness and Response” – will be Dr Aunkh H Chabalala, director of the Indigenous Knowledge-Based Technology Innovation Unit of the South African Department of Science and Innovation.
Follow this link and register on or before 04 August 2020 https://forms.gle/HCgyN47RQsgN62kA6
Fostering Research & Intra-African Knowledge Transfer Through Mobility & Education
Call for Master’s and Doctoral Mobility Scholarships – NOW OPEN until 28 August 2020.
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