South Africa has failed to harness the digital revolution: how can it fix the problem?
Posted on November 20, 2020
A number of countries have successfully harnessed the digital revolution to enable broader socio-economic development. But South Africa has fallen behind.
Post-COVID-19: Opportunity for universities to have a rethink
Posted on November 16, 2020
Universities have a long history of operating in environments that are unstable, disruptive and unpredictable.
Coping with exams amid COVID-19 pandemic: UP educational psychology expert offers tips for students
Posted on November 11, 2020
Prof Kobus Maree of UP's Department of Education Psychology offers advice on how students can cope during exams as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to weigh heavily on the world.
UP Expert Lecture: Learning from COVID-19 can help prevent future pandemics, says virologist Prof Wanda Markotter
Posted on November 10, 2020
“It’s not just about disease surveillance; we really need to bring multidisciplinary teams together, and use the resources to answer several different questions.”
UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for COVID-19 detection and therapy
Posted on November 03, 2020
Researchers at the University of Pretoria (UP) are producing unique nanobodies that could be of ground-breaking use in rapid tests and as a therapy for COVID-19. In tests conducted in collaboration with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the nanobodies have been shown to...
World Food Day: UP co-hosts webinar on African Action for Zero Hunger
Posted on November 02, 2020
While Africa faces food insecurity challenges, there are also immense possibilities and opportunities for ending global hunger and malnutrition.
LeadUP virtual chat: Panellists discuss various faces of workplace bullying
Posted on October 27, 2020
Bullying is a sign of insecurity on the part of the perpetrator, while the act itself can be subtle or overt.
Hard work and the right attitude is what employers want – international research by UP and partners shows
Posted on October 26, 2020
A good attitude and hard work will indeed get you far in life – and there’s empirical evidence of that. This is according to the results of a study that was led, in part, by UP's Professor Berendien Lubbe, and was funded by the European Union’s Erasmus Plus Capacity Building...