Alumni Magazine #5_July 2020_single pages web

to collaborate with the University of Johannesburg in relevant research projects in aquatic health – and hopefully, presents a further opportunity that I could end up with a PhD.” With the knowledge gained through her studies, Pitso hopes to be the change that she needs to see in the world – so that one day we can see a healthier ecosystem for all.

in aquatic health, leading one of the best research teams in this.” One of her goals is to enter the field with focused hard work and determination, while being backed by a supportive aquatic research team. “ “I hope to be promoted to a lecturer position in my department at the National University of Lesotho,” she says. “This gives me an opportunity

the peril that pollutants pose to the environment. “There’s always a positive in every situation – and room to learn something. This will urge the decision makers to invest more in the measures that protect the environment instead.” After the completion of her master’s degree, she plans to continue her studies part time. “So that in 10 years from now, I will be an outstanding expert and consultant



When we re-imagine the future we start right here at home. We think about the future of South Africa and Africa alike and seek strategies and initiatives that we believe will help us to achieve this.

The Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation is one such initiative. This highly regarded forum provides scholars, practitioners and thought leaders, as well as influencers from across the continent, a platform on which to contribute to the dissemination of Pan-African knowledge and culture. This not only strengthens UJ’s international profile on such issues but allows us to play a major role in steering Africa to a place of intellectual leadership through innovative Pan-African ideas.

Find out more about this collaboration at

The future belongs to those who reimagine it.

A leader on our continent. UJ. Fourth in South Africa. Fifth in Africa. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.



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