Heart Awareness Month: Cardiology in the time of COVID-19
Posted on September 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic was a wake-up call for us all. As the flood of disease swept through the world, we braced ourselves for it to hit home. While most South Africans locked down, medical services scurried to get everything in place to deal with the expected tsunami of cases.
Returning to the office after months away? UP scientists discuss the fungi you might find
Posted on September 11, 2020
With South Africa’s move to level two lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and many returning to the office after months away, University of Pretoria (UP) scientists have been considering the fungi that people might encounter in the most unexpected places.
Update on the move to level 2 of the COVID-19 risk adjustment
Posted on September 04, 2020
Dear UP Community
Since the last communication to UP students covering the move to level 2 of the COVID-19 risk adjustment on 19 August, the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation has made a few announcements during a media briefing, including the return of first-year students to...
Announcement: 2020 Spring Graduation Ceremonies
Posted on September 03, 2020
The University of Pretoria’s 2020 Spring Graduation Ceremonies, which were scheduled to take place from 29 September to 2 October 2020, will be conducted virtually, and all the qualifications listed in the graduation programmes will be conferred and awarded in absentia, during a legal...
COVID-19 incidents at UP: Latest figures
Posted on August 24, 2020
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.
CAPTURING HISTORY: UP Archives announces winners of #UPStaySafe ‘Life under lockdown’ photo competition
Posted on August 19, 2020
More than 300 photographs were submitted by UP staff and students from across South Africa to the #UPStaySafe competition launched by UP Archives, which required entrants to document their experience under lockdown.
UP and University of Leeds collaborate on digital project to teach kids about COVID-19
Posted on August 18, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of Leeds are working together on a project to determine if children between eight and 12 years old can learn about COVID-19 through a storybook and/or by playing an online game.
Taking a new approach to work-life balance amid COVID-19 – UP prof offers employees and employers pointers
Posted on August 18, 2020
While the challenge of maintaining a work-life balance is not a novel concept for many employees and employers alike – over the years, a rise in the usage of technology has blurred the boundary between work and family – working from home during COVID-19 has come with a new set of...