Astronomers capture first image of a black hole
Posted on April 10, 2019
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, (10 April) in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that...
UP Law alumna Agasha Natalie Tabaro elected to pursue Master’s studies at Oxford University
Posted on March 19, 2019
The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that alumna Agasha Natalie Tabaro has been selected to pursue Master’s studies in International Human Rights at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Another feather in Agasha’s master’s studies cap...
Chemistry Nobel laureate offers advice to UP academics and students
Posted on January 10, 2019
The University of Pretoria was proud to host 2016 Chemistry Nobel laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart recently, when he spoke at UP’s Future Africa campus. In his lecture, Sir Fraser said that, to be successful as academics, teachers should prioritise their students’ needs and put them ahead...
‘African businesses face threat of becoming obsolete’ – Aurecon COO
Posted on October 05, 2018
If African businesses do not adapt to the fourth industrial revolution (4th IR), they will become obsolete. At the very least, they will become isolated and unable to compete globally.
This was said by Dr Gustav Rohde, Chief Operating Officer of global engineering company Aurecon, at the 54th...
Emeritus professor receives international lifetime achievement award
Posted on August 31, 2018
Emeritus Prof Ernie Heath, together with Prof Melville Saayman from North-West University, were the first-ever recipients of the Tourism Educators South Africa (TESA) Lifetime Award at the 7th Biennial International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) & 2nd Tourism Educators South Africa...
Health, well-being and sustainable development, intrinsically connected
Posted on August 22, 2018
To achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3 which entails ‘ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages,’ involves strengthening of the implementation of the framework convention on tobacco control and providing access to medicines and vaccines. It also involves...
UP ISMC clinches double win at malaria research conference
Posted on August 14, 2018
The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC) researchers scooped awards at the recent Southern African Malaria Research Conference held at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg.
Hosted by the South African Medical Research Council,...
“Long road ahead for gender equity among women executives”
Posted on August 13, 2018
In 2017, the percentage of women in executive positions in Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed companies was about 19%. “At this rate of improvement, it will take 200 years to reach gender equity.”
This is according to Prof Jenny Hoobler, Professor of Human Resources at the...