‘Heritage Day must acknowledge the trauma of the dispossessed’
Posted on September 24, 2020
This pandemic has revealed the deep fault lines in democratic South Africa, but, equally, it has opened up a crucial opportunity to think deeply about who we are and how we have come to be here.
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.
Theatre in the time of COVID-19: Should the show go on?
Posted on August 12, 2020
The cultural and creative industries sector has, undoubtedly, been hit the hardest by the pandemic. In fact, UNESCO called the situation a “cultural emergency” on a global scale.
UP’s Tuks Camerata joins 20 choirs around the world to heal the earth through song
Posted on June 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the world, robbing many of their family members, livelihoods and ways of life. In an effort to spread unity and courage during this time, choirs from across the world have come together to form a virtual choir under the name Sing Around The gloBe (SATB) to...
Building the Africa we want – Africa Day message from Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe
Posted on May 24, 2020
Africans across the world celebrate Africa Day on 25 May. This day commemorates the founding of the Organisation for African Unity, the precursor to today’s African Union (AU), in 1963.
The UP Museums and Javett-UP turn iconic pieces from their collections into online puzzles
Posted on May 22, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) Museums and the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) have transformed key gallery artworks and iconic items from their collections into online puzzles. This was to mark International Museum Day on 18 May.