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Science has the power to boost farming in Africa. But a lot has to change

Professor Frans Swanepoel from the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria, discusses the possibilities that science offers for the future of farming and food security in Africa.

UP joins worldwide research project to fight bacteria affecting tropical and subtropical crops

The University of Pretoria (UP) has become a partner in the TROPICSAFE project, an initiative to fight three economically important bacterial diseases of citrus plants, grapevines and palms.

With the wild ones – a reflection of science and passion

It might sound strange at first to hear of a professor in human oral pathology who researches animals, but Prof Erich Raubenheimer has spent over a quarter of a century studying the great African Elephant.

EBIT Students make a difference

The University of Pretoria's commitment to community upliftment is evident in the compulsory JCP module for students in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT).

One step closer to malaria elimination

An international collaborative effort, including researchers from UP, the University of Cape Town and partners, has resulted in the identification of a new chemical compound that can potentially eliminate malaria.

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The University of Pretoria is a multi-faculty research-intensive university with campuses in Pretoria, its surrounds, and in the country’s economic hub, Johannesburg. The University is conveniently situated in close proximity to government departments and major research entities in Pretoria, including the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

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The inaugural Tjo!StoryFest will take place on the University of Pretoria's Mamelodi Campus from 30 June to 1 July. Highlights of the two-day event will include a special tribute to community activists Florence and Fabian Ribeiro. We celebrate Tshwane-born writer Kagiso Lesego's novel The mending season, which is included in the Grade 12 curriculum, and there will be interactive readings featuring South African celebrities Hlubi Mboya, Sisanda Henna, and Lindiwe Matshikiza.

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Jun 28
Research Commons (4th floor of the library), Groenkloof Campus, University of Pretoria
Jun 29
17:00 - 18:45
SRC Chambers, Conference Centre, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
Jun 29
29 Jun - 30 Jun
08:30 - 21:30
Moot Court, Ground Floor, Faculty of Law, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
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