CORONAVIRUS APP (No 1) BY NUL INNOVATION HUB STUDENTS

 

If you test positive for COVID-19, all people with this app who may have come too close to you in the past 14 days are alerted by their apps so that they too can test. When you download this app you can’t use it unless you have answered questions, with answers immediately seen by health workers, on whether you have COVID-19 symptoms or not. You are forced to answer these questions every 14 or every 3 days depending on your symptoms.

THE NUL GRADUATE MAKES HIS MARK IN CROP FARMING

 

This year, he harvested 77 boxes of tomatoes which he grew on 81 square metres of land. For him, it was an idea of what he could achieve if he kept trying. Above all, it was a light at the end of the tunnel, after months of hard—very hard—lessons. His name is Montši Montši, a former Crop Science student at the National University of Lesotho (NUL).

He is the fouder of Monts'i AgriVest, a farming business that focuses on production of fruits and vegetables.

LESOTHO’S OWN “WHATSAPP” AND “SKYPE” IN ONE PACKAGE BY NUL INNOVATION HUB COMPANY

 

With this app, Letsema, you can chat like you are in a WhatsApp, talk like you are on a phone, and get into a video-conference like you are in a Skype or in a Zoom. There is more to this app which is being developed by a company called Astra-Tech owned by Pulane Motenane, under the National University of Lesotho (NUL) Innovation Hub.

Just what we needed in the era of coronavirus.

THE BASALITECH (BY NUL GRADUATES) ONLINE ICT AND DIGITAL SKILLS SESSION

 

While under lockdown, we became increasingly dependent on technology for communication, working and studying from home and information management to identify marginalized groups. With part of the population below the poverty line and many people without digital devices, those that do lack effective connectivity to the internet. It is important to mention how ICT has kept parts of the economy running and the growing importance of digital skills.

PHUTHALICHABA, A FINANCIAL COOPERATIVE UNDER THE NUL INNOVATION HUB, IS TESTING A NEW SMART PAYMENT SYSTEM

 

Weeks after we reported a new cellphone based smart payment system that you can use to pay for goods and services "even in a spaza shop" in a speed of lightning, Phuthalichaba is already testing this system. "Dummy money" (not real money) is being used to make mock payments (not real payments) in very intensive tests.

Lots of data is being collected during the tests, to perfect it's performance.

NUL FIRST YEAR STUDENT DEVELOPS LESOTHO’S OWN “FACEBOOK” FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

Of course, it is not Facebook. Yet, it has all the hallmarks of a social media platform. You can like, share and comment. You can edit your own profile to be seen by your friends. The difference is, you come here to learn and share knowledge with others—while socialising. So you find books, video tutorials, past question papers and other educational materials in one-stop-shop.

The app is called Thusanang. Hundreds of students have already joined in and it is growing by the day.

NUL INNOVATION HUB CORONAVIRUS CONTACT TRACING APP COMPETITION

 

So we still have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lesotho? That's great. So is it time to relax? By no means. If anything, this provides a breathing space for us to prapare. Who knows? If every other country has this desease, there are high chaces that we won't be spared for too long.

What have we learnt from countries that dealt relatively successfully with the outbreak such as South Korea?

TOMATO JAM THAT STOLE HEARTS BY NUL STUDENT

 

His jam is finger lick’n good! When you think tomato, you probably link it to the likes of tomato sauce, tomato catch-up, tomato salads and so on. But Basotho rarely make tomato jam. “That’s what motivated me to develop a tomato jam—to fill the space,” said Khotso Thelingoane, a student at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) who is running a popular tomato Jam business.

NUL INNOVATION HUB'S PHUTHALICHABA STARTS OPERATIONS AT THE END OF THIS MONTH

 

PhuthaLichaba, A Financial Cooperative under the National University of Lesotho (NUL) Innovation Hub is set to start taking savings from its members. This happens as the young cooperative has netted a membership of 65 in just over a month. It is one of the fastest growing cooperatives which is set to change the status quo in Lesotho's financial landscape!

Anyone can become a member of the most ambitious financial institution Lesotho will ever see. Here is how:

A. INTRODUCTION

NUL ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE WINS M10.3 MILLION TO GENERATE SOLAR ELECTRICITY FOR TWO VILLAGES IN LESOTHO

 

It was a highly competitive international funding in which more than 500 organisations worldwide battled for the lucrative funding provided by Innovate UK in the United Kingdom. In the end, Dr Moeketsi Mpholo, the Administrator of the National University of Lesotho (NUL) Energy Research Centre (ERC), and his international and local team of experts were among 60 (out of 500) organisations who won!

The huge M10.3 Million funding will see two villages in Lesotho being powered 100% by solar energy using two mini grids.

How did they win?

NUL INNOVATION HUB'S PHUTHALICHABA STARTS OPERATIONS AT THE END OF THIS MONTH

 

PhuthaLichaba, A Financial Cooperative under the National University of Lesotho (NUL) Innovation Hub is set to start taking savings from its members. This happens as the young cooperative has netted a membership of 65 in just over a month. It is one of the fastest growing cooperatives which is set to change the status quo in Lesotho's financial landscape!

Anyone can become a member of the most ambitious financial institution Lesotho will ever see. Here is how:

A. INTRODUCTION