Professor James Ogude Talks About Ubuntu on The Philosopher's Zone with David Rutledge
Posted on November 11, 2020
On 1 November 2020, the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship's director, Professor James Ogude, spoke to David Rutledge on his radio show "The Philosopher's Zone" on the concept of Ubuntu.
UP symposium reflects on social and scientific impact of COVID-19
Posted on November 04, 2020
To explore just how far-reaching the impact of COVID-19 has been, the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship (CAS) at the University of Pretoria (UP) hosted a symposium that consisted of three sessions featuring various experts who discussed these changes.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Food Systems Research Network for Africa, University of Pretoria
Posted on November 02, 2020
The Food Systems Research Network for Africa (FSNet-Africa) hosted by the University of Pretoria, South Africa, is offering a one-year postdoctoral fellowship starting January 2021, with the possibility of renewal for a further 2 years, dependent on satisfactory performance.
Recommendation from ASSAf agricultural education consensus study adopted for implementation
Posted on October 08, 2020
Cabinet recently approved the integration of South Africa’s agricultural colleges into the Department of Higher Education and Training, in line with one of the key recommendations from an Academy of Sciences of South Africa (ASSAf) Consensus Study led by Centre for the Advancement of...
FSNet-Africa Celebrates World Food Day 2020
Posted on October 02, 2020
The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) – UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Food Systems Research Network for Africa (FSNet-Africa) is hosting a joint virtual campaign to commemorate World Food Day on 16 October 2020. The theme of the...
UP research focuses on women in African agriculture
Posted on August 12, 2020
As we celebrate Women’s Month in South Africa, it is a fitting time to reflect on the role of women in food and nutrition security on the African continent.
Ubuntu and the Principle of Co-Agency in African Ecology – Conversation with James Ogude
Posted on August 06, 2020
On 6 August 2020, Professor James Ogude participated in STREAMS, an international conference for the Environmental Humanities. Professor Ogude participated in a conversation on "Ubuntu and the Principle of Co-Agency in African Ecology" with Isabel Perez.
Partnerships are crucial for delivering food for Africa in a transforming agri-food system in the ‘new normal’, say experts at regional universities forum webinar
Posted on July 22, 2020
The recently awarded Food Systems Research Network for Africa, a collaborative initiative between the University of Pretoria, the University of Leeds and the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network, is a good example of partnerships for building capacity that are key for...