UP researchers publish SA-first study on teaching strategies to help blind students taking STEM subjects
Posted on August 10, 2021
UP academics released the first study in the South African context of successful teaching and learning strategies for a blind student taking mathematics and science subjects.
16 Days of Activism: Blind UP student offers personal insight into impact of gender-based violence on women with disabilities
Posted on December 07, 2020
The intersectionality of gender inequality and disability further perpetuates endemic violence against women with disabilities.
University Museums for equality and against discrimination
Posted on May 26, 2020
The 2020 IMD theme “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion” has shaped the month of May during the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. During this last week of May, the UP Museums focus on the aspect of equality and discrimination within a university museum environment.
Smartphone technology based on UP research helps young children with hearing and vision problems
Posted on October 03, 2019
A two-minute smartphone test can identify hearing and vision problems before children even start school according to new research published in the prestigious Bulletin of the World Health Organisation.
Triumph of the spirit: Tinyiko Gwambe inspires on graduation stage
Posted on April 12, 2019
The University of Pretoria (UP) congratulates Tinyiko Cathrine Gwambe on graduating with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree with distinction, and welcomes her back to UP to pursue her postgraduate studies.
UP increases accessibility for persons with visual disabilities
Posted on April 12, 2019
The University's Disability Unit and the Department of Facilities Management have installed tactile paving around campus to allow students and staff with visual disabilities to safely navigate their way around campus.
Theodor Loots: Hope never disappoints
Posted on September 07, 2017
Dr Theodor Loots, the first blind man to obtain a master's degree in Mathematical Statistics with distinction, recently also completed a PhD in this field and graduated from the University of Pretoria on Wednesday, 6 September 2017.
Reaching the finish line against all odds
Posted on May 11, 2017
The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies recently held its Annual Awards Ceremony at the Merensky 2 Library Auditorium. The theme for the event was 'Reaching the finish line against all odds'. Ms Mashooda Sedibeng, recipient of the Special Award on the day, exemplified the theme of the...
Specialised qualification aimed at education for visually impaired learners on the cards at UP
Posted on February 03, 2017
The Department of Educational Psychology at UP has obtained funding to the value of R9 952 000 from the Department of Higher Education and Training to establish a Centre for Visual Impairment Studies, and to develop and implement a teaching qualification specifically aimed at education for...
UP Graduate Kenneth Mabela selected for T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind
Posted on January 27, 2017
UP Graduate Kenneth Mabela selected to represent Blind Cricket South Africa at upcoming World Cup.
UP Careline: 0800 747 747
Posted on October 12, 2016
Students and staff can access psychological support through the UP Careline.
New rest area for guide dogs at UP
Posted on May 23, 2016
The Department of Facilities Management at the University of Pretoria has built a dedicated rest area for guide dogs in the garden outside the Disability Unit's offices on the Hatfield Campus.
Student with a visual disability Graduates with MA Degree
Posted on May 18, 2016
Research examines SA legislation on the rights of persons with disabilities
Posted on November 26, 2015
The Disability Rights Unit in the University of Pretoria's Centre for Human Rights was recently commissioned to compile a gap-analysis report on South African legislation that impacts the rights of persons with disabilities.