Research examines SA legislation on the rights of persons with disabilities

The Disability Rights Unit in the University of Pretoria's Centre for Human Rights was recently commissioned to compile a gap-analysis report on South African legislation that impacts the rights of persons with disabilities.

Study aims to address complex genomics of human diversity and prostate cancer

Prof Riana Bornman is the South African Study Director of the Southern African Prostate Cancer Study (SAPCS) - a project that is shedding light on the scope and impact of prostate cancer in the central to northern regions of SA.

Empowering communities to beat malaria

Dr Taneshka Kruger, from the UP CSMC is very passionate about eliminating malaria in South Africa, and eventually in Africa as a whole and has been involved in research on the subject for a number of years.

UP postdoctoral fellow studies the effects of divorce on children in Tanzania

Dr Chris Mauki's research focusses on exploring and explaining the potential effects of marital dissolution (both positive and negative) on the academic development and psychosocial well-being of children in Tanzania.

Help for pets suffering from noise phobia

Dr Quixie Sonntag, veterinarian and animal behaviourist at UP's Faculty of Veterinary Science, advises pet owners to pay attention to signs that their pet may suffer from noise phobia.

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Conference on the impact of the Model Law on access to information for Africa

The Centre for Human Rights in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria (UP) cordially invites you to a conference on ‘Soft law and human rights: The impact of the Model Law on access to information for Africa’. The conference will take place at the University's Hatfield Campus on Wednesday, 9 December 2015.

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Dec 04
08:00 - 12:00
Research Commons Auditorium, Media Centre – Library, Groenkloof Campus, University of Pretoria
Dec 05
Musaion, University of Pretoria, Hatfield Campus
Dec 09
08:30 - 16:00
Auditorium, Merensky 2 Library, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
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UP paper on whiteness and Afrikaners receives wide media coverage
27 November 2015

Prof Christi van der Westhuizen, who is based at the Centre for Sexualities, AIDS and Gender at UP, presented her latest research since the release of her book 'White power and the rise and fall of the National Party' at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)'s roundtable event.

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World Teachers' Day Celebration

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