Online and distance education to soar in the face of COVID-19, experts predict at UP's Flexible Futures 2020 Conference
Posted on August 13, 2020
Online and distance education will gain greater legitimacy as enrolments are expected to grow in this area in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ANALYSIS: How to fix the gap between school and work in South Africa
Posted on January 28, 2020
The world of work is changing constantly, profoundly, and faster. This is clear from the outsourcing of work, waves of technological advances, increasing automation in business, and big data analysis driving the growth of industries.
Flocking: How sharing resources lays the foundation of African Prosperity
Posted on October 25, 2019
Nomonde Ntsundwana, a teacher at a Nelson Mandela Metropol primary school, has taken her role of educator beyond the classroom. As a champion of nutrition and school gardens, she leads a strong team of teachers, students and community members that supports the production of nutritious food...
Can robots replace teachers?
Posted on October 05, 2019
A study by the McKinsey Global Institute reports that 50% of companies believe that automation will decrease their numbers of full-time staff by 2022, and robots will replace 800 million workers across the world by 2030.
UP academic Prof Vandeyar in the running for Standard Bank women in science award
Posted on August 14, 2019
With a career spanning 35 years, Professor Saloshna Vandeyar is still at the top of her game and her nomination for Standard Bank’s Top Women Awards is testament to this.
Time does not heal a child’s wounds – a call for research development in trauma and abuse
Posted on July 24, 2019
Adverse Childhood Experiences and child abuse do not receive the necessary attention and assessment they require from society. This was the collective view of experts from the USA and South Africa at a recent colloquium hosted by UP's Department of Early Childhood Education in collaboration with...
Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor gets PhD from UP
Posted on April 16, 2019
Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Naledi Pandor took her portfolio seriously by going back to class and graduating with a PhD in Education from the University of Pretoria (UP) this week.
Her research topic was ‘The contested meaning of transformation in higher education in...
Two books recently launched
Posted on November 15, 2018
Enhancing the Freedom to Flourish in Higher Education: Participation, equality and capabilities by Dr Talita Calitz from the Department of Education Management and Policy Studies, and Poetic Bodies and Corpses of War: South African Great War poetry by Dr Gerhard Genis from the Department of...