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...
Advancing the frontiers of science
Posted on August 13, 2018
Dr Vinet Coetzee’s main research objective is to create workable health solutions for Africa that can be used in both hospitals and rural areas. Because access to adequate health facilities is often limited in Africa, she knows her approach has to be different. Using her expertise in...
UP researchers using biological control to help save pine industry
Posted on August 10, 2018
University of Pretoria researchers are helping save the South African pine industry from the destructive Sirex wasp, through a form of biological control.
As part of the South African Sirex Control Programme, they are distributing millions of microscopic worms called nematodes to pine...