COVID-19 incidents at UP: Latest figures
Posted on September 17, 2021
The latest total numbers of occupationally and non-occupationally acquired positive cases of COVID-19 recorded (staff and students) on the University of Pretoria’s various campuses since 5 March 2020.
University of Pretoria students prove science and rap music rock
Posted on August 30, 2021
"Vaccinate, let us try and heal the nation. Wait, but there’s a debate. People are wondering why we should vaccinate." These are the lyrics of a catchy rap song by UP medical student Rostum Ogbuehi that aims to promote vaccination.
Winners of UP Student Counselling Unit’s resilience competition announced
Posted on August 25, 2021
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Student Counselling Unit (SCU) has announced the winners of an exciting competition that aimed to highlight resilience throughout 2020 and 2021.
‘Vaccines are our only hope of a return to normal’ – expert during UP webinar on vaccine manufacturing in SA
Posted on July 23, 2021
UP’s Graduate School of Technology Management hosted a public seminar on the hot topic of vaccine manufacturing in South Africa.
Vaccine myths: UP Health Sciences academic separates fact from fiction
Posted on July 22, 2021
UP is among the first institutions in South Africa’s higher education sector to have a COVID-19 vaccination centre and is helping the Gauteng Department of Health roll out its vaccination campaign.
UP’s Faculty of Health Sciences helps the COVID-19 vaccination cause
Posted on June 10, 2021
The facility is currently administering vaccinations to healthcare workers registered on the Health Professions Council of South Africa and citizens over the age of 60.
Student success in a time of crisis: How UP’s Dept of Education Innovation (EI) achieved almost seamless adjustment to online learning
Posted on June 03, 2021
The Department of Education Innovation describes what it took for UP to achieve an almost seamless transition to online learning at the start of the COVID-19 crisis.
Africa has highest global death rate among critically ill COVID-19 patients – UP experts part of landmark study
Posted on May 27, 2021
Mortality in critically ill patients with COVID-19 is higher in African countries than reported from studies done in Asia, Europe, North America and South America. This is according to the findings of a study that was conducted by a team of African researchers, including experts from the...
‘The future of the world hinges on the future of Africa’ – Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof Tawana Kupe speaks out on Africa Day
Posted on May 25, 2021
"The future of the world hinges on the future of Africa." – Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof Tawana Kupe makes a bold statement in his annual Africa Day address.
UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences discussion tackles managing well-being in a new world of work as COVID-19 tests employees, employers
Posted on March 24, 2021
Old work habits need to be replaced with new habits, say experts from UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.
UP and International Labour Organization report explores role of business in times of transition and crisis
Posted on March 17, 2021
The UP and ILO report explores what lessons can be drawn from the role business played in SA’s transition from apartheid to democracy.
EXPERT OPINION: Engineering faculties perfectly placed to be at forefront of expanding on lessons learned during COVID-19 pandemic, says UP dean
Posted on March 09, 2021
Prof Sunil Maharaj, Dean of UP’s EBIT Faculty, writes about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Engineering faculties and students around the world.
Welcome, first-years! UP hosts first virtual Welcome Day
Posted on March 06, 2021
First-years were introduced to UP, the executive and the SRC, learnt about registration and Academic Orientation Week, and got a virtual tour of the campus.
UP’s Pre-University Academy collaborates with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to take Mamelodi kids to the world – virtually
Posted on February 18, 2021
UP’s Pre-University Academy has collaborated with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on a virtual project aimed at familiarising high school students with university campuses.
UP experts highlight importance of prenatal care as COVID-19 linked to increase in infant and maternal deaths
Posted on February 17, 2021
Healthcare services in metropolitan areas have been inundated by the number of COVID-19 infections taking away the emergency care for mothers in labour, warn UP experts.
Times Higher Education Southern Africa Impact Forum, co-hosted by UP, to focus on sustainable development
Posted on February 17, 2021
The Forum will provide an opportunity for university and sustainable development leaders to analyse the opportunities and responsibilities of universities to address challenges highlighted by COVID-19.
Book your slot! The UP Museums welcome their first visitor for 2021 after 300 days of lockdown
Posted on February 12, 2021
More than 300 days after they closed their doors, the @UP_museums welcomed their first visitor, UP anthropology and archaeology student Tebogo Nkosi.
EXPERT OPINION: UP career counselling specialist outlines how learners on lockdown can chart a course for future success
Posted on February 04, 2021
With public schools still closed as a result of COVID-19, Prof Kobus Maree of UP’s Dept of Educational Psychology offers learners and parents tips on how to maximise learning potential.
COVID-19 has hurt some more than others: SA needs policies that reflect this, say UP researchers
Posted on February 03, 2021
As is often the case during economic crises such, there are winners and losers, and in this case, it is the least skilled workers and poor females who suffer the most, say UP researchers.
EXPERT OPINION: Veterinary ivermectin: Should I use it to protect me from COVID-19? UP specialist veterinary pharmacologist weighs in
Posted on February 01, 2021
UP’s Dean of Veterinary Science, Professor Vinny Naidoo, weighs in on the debate around the use of a veterinary drug to treat COVID-19.