UP alumna wins Environmental Law Association of SA prize for best undergraduate essay with paper on tensions between customary use of pangolins and conservation law
Posted on October 07, 2021
Pangolins are highly sought after and used regularly in traditional medicine and divination in SA, which makes the study of their place within SA law particularly important, says prize-winner UP alumna Nicola Irving.
UP researchers publish SA-first study on teaching strategies to help blind students taking STEM subjects
Posted on August 18, 2021
UP academics released the first study in the South African context of successful teaching and learning strategies for a blind student taking mathematics and science subjects.
National Geographic Society names UP alumna among its 15 Emerging Explorers for 2021
Posted on July 30, 2021
Congratulations to Dr Keneiloe Molopyane for being selected as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer! The 15 individuals are chosen for conducting innovative work in everything from ocean exploration to understanding the past through archaeology. Dr Molopyane chats about her research and...
UP researcher uses MeerKAT to discover large gas-rich galaxy group hiding in plain sight
Posted on July 30, 2021
A study led by a University of Pretoria master’s student using South Africa’s MeerKAT telescope has led to the discovery of a group of 20 galaxies.
UP PhD graduate’s research finds innovative way to extend the shelf life of sorghum flour
Posted on July 09, 2021
Dr Jimi O Adebowale, a recent PhD graduate in Food Science from the University of Pretoria, has come up with a novel way to enhance the shelf life of sorghum flour through dry heat treatments.
Meet Dr Sithembile Mbete, a UP alumna and senior lecturer in the Department of Political Sciences
Posted on May 31, 2021
The former researcher in the Secretariat of the National Planning Commission (NPC) has contributed to the drafting of the National Development Plan (NDP).
UP’s Faculty of Law celebrates youngest current UP professor
Posted on December 23, 2020
Congratulations to UP alumnus and scholar Dr Joel Modiri whose promotion to associate professor as from 1 January 2021 will make him the youngest professor in the current employment of UP Law and UP at large.
UP PhD candidate among six recipients of L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science grant
Posted on December 21, 2020
University of Pretoria (UP) student Bianca Gevers is one of six women who recently received a grant from the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science South African National Young Talents programme.