UP’s Prof Frans Swanepoel recognised for creating impact for Africa’s agricultural development
Posted on December 10, 2019
Professor Frans Swanepoel, Fellow at the Centre for Advancement of Scholarship and Director: International Strategic Partnerships, was recently honored by RUFORUM during its 15th AGM in Ghana for his significant contributions in pursuit of excellence in higher education in Africa and creating...
Marc Wegerif of University of Pretoria Presenting at Pan African Land Conference.
Posted on December 02, 2019
Marc Wegerif, of the Human Economy Programme within the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at University of Pretoria, was presenting at the 2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire on 28 th November 2019. The theme of the CLPA was “Winning the...
UP and Wageningen University collaborate on issue of food security in Africa
Posted on October 26, 2019
Professor Tawana Kupe, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UP, recently visited Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands as part of a tour of several European universities.
Javett-UP is now open to the public
Posted on September 24, 2019
The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) opened its doors to the public on Tuesday, 24 September.
Nadine Gordimer’s life celebrated as UP co-hosts annual lecture
Posted on September 18, 2019
The life of anti-apartheid activist and author Nadine Gordimer was commemorated at the 2019 edition of the Nadine Gordimer Lecture by human rights activist and writer Dr Per Wastberg.
UP academics clinch seven prestigious NRF Awards for contribution to knowledge production
Posted on September 13, 2019
Seven UP academics received prestigious awards from the National Research Foundation (NRF) on Thursday, 12 September 2019, for their contribution to knowledge creation and dissemination.
Seminar Report: "The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley ka Isaka Seme" by Dr Bongani Ngqulunga
Posted on July 10, 2019
On 13 June 2019, the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship hosted Dr Bongani Ngqulunga, the Director of the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Studies (JIAS) and award-winning author of "The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley ka Seme". Dr Ngqulunga spoke about how he came upon...
Seminar Report: #FoodTalks Seminar Series: Creating a more equitable, just and democratic food system in South Africa
Posted on July 09, 2019
On 4 June 2019, the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship hosted the inaugural seminar of its #foodtalks seminar series. The series will focus on bringing together leading thinkers and practitioners in the food sector to share knowledge and create a space to talk about the hindrances and the...
CAS researcher scoops award at prestigious NSTF-South32 awards
Posted on July 02, 2019
Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship research fellow, Professor Robin Crewe, won the Contribution Over a Lifetime Award at the 2018/2019 National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF-South32) Awards function, held at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg on 27 June 2019.
Colloquium Report: Extraction and the Environment, 28-31 May 2019
Posted on June 21, 2019
From 28 to 31 May 2019, the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship hosted a group of local and international scholars to discuss Extraction and the Environment in colloquium dedicated to using the environmental humanities as a way to engage the phenomenon of extraction in a variety of forms,...
Seminar Report: Professor Mashudu Tshifularo – “Artificial Middle Ear Transplant Using 3D Technology”, 24 May 2019
Posted on June 20, 2019
On Friday, 24 May 2019, the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship was honoured to have Professor Mashudu Tshifularo, the Head of the Ear Nose and Throat (Otorhinolaryngology) Department at the University of Pretoria, present on his ground breaking surgery to transplant damaged middle ear...
Seminar Report: “Of Miracles, Murders and Resurrections: The Commercialisation of Religion in South Africa”, 9 May 2019
Posted on June 11, 2019
On 9 May 2019, the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship hosted a seminar which was led by Professor David Luka Mosoma, the former Deputy Chairperson of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religions and Linguistic Communities (CRL Commission). In his...
Colloquium: "The Poetics and Politics of Extraction and the Environment", 28-31 May 2019
Posted on May 30, 2019
The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria and the Consortium for Humanities Centres and Institutes (CHCI) based at the University of Wisconsin are co-sponsoring a colloquium, which aims to bring together researchers working in the broad area of environmental...
#Elections2019 CAS Seminar: Who or What Will Influence The Outcomes of #Elections2019?
Posted on April 23, 2019
On Tuesday 16 April 2019, the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship was honoured to host an #Elections2019 seminar on: “What and who may have the greatest impact on the 2019 South African Elections?”.
"Ubuntu and the Everyday" third book published in Ubuntu project
Posted on March 18, 2019
The Centre for the Advancement of scholarship is pleased to announce the publication of the third book on the meaning and value of Ubuntu in human and social in Africa. The book was completed in 2018 and published in 2019.
Appointment of Prof Maluleke as the Deputy Director of the CAS
Posted on March 12, 2019
The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship is pleased to announce that Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, a Senior Research Fellow at the CAS, has been appointed as the Deputy Director of our Centre with effect from 01 March 2019 for a period of two years.
Professor Robin Crewe inducted into the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology
Posted on March 12, 2019
Professor Robin Crewe of South Africa was recently honoured by being inducted into the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology of Morocco as a foreign associate member.
INTERVIEW: Plan S is a grand plan, but the devil is in the detail: Robin Crewe on Open Access in South Africa
Posted on February 15, 2019
The Europe-led ‘Plan S’ initiative for Open Access scientific publishing has been warmly received in South Africa, with the National Research Foundation expressing ‘in principle’ support. Yet South Africa already has compliant local solutions embedded within the research...
Key African players in digital finance take centre stage at international UP colloquium
Posted on November 30, 2018
Former Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel was the keynote speaker at a colloquium on African innovation in digital finance recently held at the University of Pretoria.
Prof Frans Swanepoel to chair Canadian development research advisory council for Africa
Posted on November 21, 2018
Prof Frans Swanepoel, Fellow at UP’s Centre for Advancement of Scholarship and Director for International Strategic Partnerships, has been appointed Chairperson of the Council of Advisors (CoA) of the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) in sub-Saharan Africa.