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.
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.
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".
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.
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...
UP increases number of NRF A-rated scientists to 16 as two academics score coveted A grade
Posted on March 11, 2020
Two highly respected University of Pretoria academics, Professor Jean M-S Lubuma and Professor James Ogude have been awarded A-2 ratings by the National Research Foundation (NRF), bringing UP’s total number of scientists in this category to 16.
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...