‘They enabled us to conceive the inconceivable’ – panel member on Mandela and Maxeke during UP-hosted webinar
Posted on August 03, 2021
UP recently partnered with the Charlotte Maxeke Institute, the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture and the Nelson Mandela Foundation to host a discussion about the legacies of Charlotte Maxeke and Nelson Mandela.
UP-led project launches innovative fellowship to develop African food systems researchers
Posted on July 23, 2021
The Food Systems Research Network for Africa (FSNet-Africa) fellowship has officially launched, and 20 early-career researchers from six African countries joined their mentors from the UK and Africa in the first week of activities.
WEBINAR REPORT: Climate Change and Problems of Scale, 31 May 2021
Posted on June 23, 2021
On 31 May 2021, the Engaging the Environmental Publics seminar series hosted the very first webinar for 2021 focusing on Climate Change and Problems of Scale. The Centre for the Advancement of scholarship virtually hosted two experts to unpack the effects of climate change in different...
BOOK REVIEW: When they came for me: The hidden diary of an apartheid prisoner by John R Schlapobersky
Posted on June 23, 2021
In his second year at Wits, John Schlapobersky was summoned by a university administrator from a lecture hall, and handed over to South Africa’s notorious security police. It was mid-winter, 1969.
This book tells the story from the build-up to that event, to what happened to him in...
Bees find it easier to drink warmer nectar
Posted on June 09, 2021
Warmer weather makes feeding time much easier, and more effective, for honeybees, according to Professor Sue Nicolson of the University of Pretoria (UP) and colleagues from various Chinese universities, who made this discovery after analysing several high-speed videos. The results were published...
UP remembers Bulhoek Massacre 100 years later
Posted on May 31, 2021
The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at UP and the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study co-hosted a virtual centenary commemoration of the Bulhoek Massacre of 1921.
Professor Teboho Moja recognised with honorary doctorate from Faculty of Education
Posted on May 14, 2021
On 7 May 2021, the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Education awarded Professor Teboho Moja, visiting research fellow at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, an honorary doctorate.
UP’s Prof Charles van Onselen awarded prestigious Academy of Science of South Africa Humanities Book Prize
Posted on March 15, 2021
Professor Charles van Onselen received the prize for his much-applauded book, "The Night Trains: Moving Mozambican Miners to and from South Africa, circa 1902-1955".