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Thinking out of the dam: pipeline power

‘People think that because South Africa is a dry country, there is not a lot of opportunity for hydropower,’ says water engineer Marco van Dijk, ‘but it is actually low-hanging fruit.’

Antimicrobial resistance – a global concern

Harmful microbes have become increasingly resistant to antimicrobial agents during recent years, with the result that common bacterial infections are no longer effectively treated.

Discovering the hidden history in pottery shards

A new faculty research theme in the Faculty of Humanities will aim to rebuild the history and gain a better understanding of the peoples of southern Africa by analysing elements of UP's extensive pottery collection.