LeadUP online series: “Africa cannot afford a situation where a food crisis outweighs a health crisis” – panellist on food security in Africa amid COVID-19
Posted on June 30, 2020
COVID-19 has had a severe effect on the supply and demand of food production, and could lead to a severe food security crisis unless Africa has the most appropriate policies in place.
‘I am a proud Tukkie’ – Meet UP’s new President of the Convocation, Dr Hinner Köster
Posted on December 11, 2019
Animal nutritionist and businessman Dr Hinner Köster, the newly-elected President of the Convocation of the University of Pretoria (UP), wants to strengthen alumni structures at the University so that they become fully inclusive and work together under one umbrella for one common goal.
Donor appreciation event gives UP donors insight into impact of student sponsorships
Posted on November 13, 2019
The inaugural donor appreciation event was recently held at the newly opened Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (UP). Various donors took a tour of the campus and enjoyed a talk by Professor Tawana Kupe, UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal, before being treated to lunch and a tour of...
UP study on ant behaviour offers insight into how climate change could impact humans
Posted on June 05, 2019
A University of Pretoria (UP) study on ants that inhabit various mountain sites across the world has found that if greenhouse gas emissions continue on the current trajectory, the planet faces major ecosystem changes.
UP academics’ work on African mole-rat research could pave way for new painkillers for humans
Posted on May 30, 2019
Three University of Pretoria (UP) scientists are part of a team whose research on African mole-rats has led to a discovery that may hold the key to pain management in humans.
UP honours its top researchers at Academic Achievers’ Awards dinner
Posted on May 22, 2019
The University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) 2019 Academic Achievers’ Awards dinner was held on Tuesday to honour more than 110 academics who have shown exceptional achievement in their disciplines, as well as National Research Foundation (NRF)-rated researchers.
Master’s student in Animal Science wins Koos van der Merwe Award
Posted on April 30, 2019
Ms Micaela Sinclair-Black, an MSc (Agric) student in Animal Science at the University of Pretoria, recently received the Koos van der Merwe Award at the Animal Feed Manufacturers’ Association (AFMA) symposium.
On a different buzz: why we need flies
Posted on April 29, 2019
For many people, the idea of flies buzzing about isn’t very appealing, as they’re typically associated with dirt and disease. But before you swat the next fly you see, know that out of the thousands of flies that are known, only a few are harmful – the rest play positive roles...