Department Of Chemistry


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Welcome message

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at the University of Limpopo (UL). The Department of Chemistry is part of the School of Physical and Mineral Sciences in the Faculty of Science and Agriculture. We thank you for showing interest in our programmes. The department offers accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. If you require more information regarding our Chemistry programmes, you can email or contact the department. We will be happy to answer your queries.


To be a model department that is focused on building and cultivating academic environment conducive to quality teaching and research and thereby producing graduates that are ready to render services aimed at improving the wellbeing of their communities.


The Department of Chemistry is committed to the mission of building concepts of chemistry through quality teaching and research awareness. The Department strives to train chemists who are competent on national scale and hence globally, and who will be efficient leaders in industry, academia and government. The Department is also committed to conducting innovative basic and applied research that advances the frontiers of knowledge and addresses local and national problems.

Core Values: The Department of Chemistry

  • Responsibility and Accountability – We own up to our shortcomings/mistakes and we take responsibility for our actions. We deliver on our promises.
  • Integrity – We endeavour to do the right things regardless of consequences. We practice fairness, honesty and openness.
  • Respect – We treat people with respect and dignity and we accept everybody for who they are.
  • Excellence and innovation – We value excellence and innovation in all that we do. We therefore strive to offer quality academic programs that foster intellectual inquiry and encourage creativity.
  • Teamwork – We are committed to achieve common goals through collaboration, listening to each other and sharing information.
  • Student success - We always strive to do what is best for our students, thereby ensuring success to every student that is committed to learning.


Prof RM Mampa
HOD – Department of Chemistry
PhD (WITS), MSc (UP), BSc Hons, BSc (UNIN), STD (Modjadji College of Education)
Tel: +27 15 268 2334
Location: N-Block, Office number: 2010

Ms KJ Makgoba
Tel: 015 268 4301

University of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus)
Department of Chemistry
Private Bag X 1106
South Africa