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Past and present stories of Africa

September is Heritage Month. In celebration of our continent and our country's rich history and heritage, we have published a new feature focussing on the past and present stories of Africa on the Research Matters website.

Research explores the social life of one of Africa's most iconic animals

Giraffes are now listed as a threatened species, and it is said that there are currently fewer giraffes than elephants in Africa. Research taking place at the University of Pretoria, will ensure a greater understanding of this species.

Entrepreneurship 101

According to Prof Alex Antonites, Entrepreneurship is a skill that can be learnt, and all it takes to be a success is the ability to think strategically, achieving small goals in the beginning and having a long term outlook.

Herding for Health

The Herding for Health Project is a One Health, pro-poor, rural development project aimed at establishing integrated management of livestock and improving rural livelihoods at the wildlife-livestock interface.

Listen up! You may have a hearing problem

So, what should South Africans do about Deaf Awareness Month this September? The answer is simple: Know your hearing status.

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Hendrik van der Bijl Memorial Lecture

The Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria cordially invites you to attend the annual Hendrik van der Bijl Memorial Lecture. This year's lecture titled 'How do you stop being often an ad-hoc, poorly informed spectator in areas that are full of opportunity and/or risk for you in today’s fast-changing, interconnected world?' will be presented by Peter Staude, Chief Executive Officer of Tongaat Hulett Limited on Wednesday, 27 September 2017.

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Sep 27
08:00 - 12:30
Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
Sep 27
Senate Hall, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
Oct 05
14:00 - 16:00
Room 2-65, Graduate Centre, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
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Past and present stories of Africa

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