Department of Mining Engineering launches new postgraduate bursary initiative
Posted on March 26, 2020
The Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria, in partnership with African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), launched the African Rainbow Minerals Postgraduate Bursary Initiative on 3 March 2020.
The global rise of artificial intelligence holds both promise and danger, and Africa needs its own experts to balance the two
Posted on March 18, 2020
Ada sounds and probes like a counsellor, doctor, or a friend. But she is actually a mobile application that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to track symptoms to get to the probable cause of an ailment.
University of Pretoria commemorates 100 years of trans-African flight and re-installation of flight monument
Posted on March 16, 2020
Two crashed planes, 109 flying hours and 45 days. This is what it took Lieutenant Colonel Pierre van Ryneveld and Captain Quentin Brand to write history by completing the first flight from London to Cape Town on 19 March 1920.
Society 5.0: Humans in the digital world by Prof Alta van de Merwe
Posted on March 05, 2020
Welcome to Society 5.0, where cyberspace and physical space collide, and information overload, fake news and social media addiction are commonplace digital problems.
University of Pretoria launches Course for Managers in Risk Management
Posted on March 04, 2020
While South Africa is known for its diverse wealth of minerals, coupled with a well-regulated mining industry, a primary concern for the industry as a whole is to keep mining-related casualties to a minimum. In an endeavor to support the industry to achieve its objective of zero-harm, the...
Huawei awards R1.1 million in bursaries to UP Engineering and ICT students
Posted on February 21, 2020
Huawei Technologies South Africa has once again invested in students from the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment and Information Technology by awarding them bursaries at a recent ceremony that was attended by Huawei executives and staff from...
Mining Indaba 2020
Posted on February 15, 2020
The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, the world’s largest mining investment event, took place in Cape Town from 3 to 6 February 2020. The final day of the event included a Young Leaders Programme, which featured, among other topics, a discussion forum on the future of careers in...
Top international award for Mining Engineering research paper
Posted on January 29, 2020
The Society of Mining Professors (SOMP), an international society that represents mining academics all over the world, has selected the research paper of Prof Ronny Webber-Youngman (Head of the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria) and Dr Johann Uys (senior lecturer in...