Professor Mokgalong has been Vice Chancellor of South Africa’s University of Limpopo since 2005. Under his leadership, the university’s mission has focused on the developmental needs of communities, as well as academic excellence and innovativeness. In this brief interview, we discuss his vision for the University of Limpopo as a vehicle to find solutions for Africa, and the university’s ongoing contribution to the sustainable development of the continent.
Q: The University’s slogan is Finding Solutions for Africa. Can you explain what this means?
A: The University of Limpopo serves poor, rural communities of the Limpopo province which face similar challenges to those affecting many people living in Africa. In finding solutions for the communities we serve, these can be translated into serving the continent as a whole. For example, the university focuses on finding solutions for sustainable food, energy and water. These challenges face the majority of people on the African continent…
Professor NM Mokgalong
Vice Chancellor and Principal, University of Limpopo