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...