UP team proposes single address dataset to identify and respond to emerging COVID-19 clusters
Posted on July 06, 2020
A team from the University of Pretoria (UP) has proposed a way forward for establishing and coordinating a single address dataset for Gauteng, which could be adopted by the rest of the country. One address dataset is needed now more than ever, as addresses are imperative to control and slow down...
LeadUP online series: “Africa cannot afford a situation where a food crisis outweighs a health crisis” – panellist on food security in Africa amid COVID-19
Posted on June 30, 2020
COVID-19 has had a severe effect on the supply and demand of food production, and could lead to a severe food security crisis unless Africa has the most appropriate policies in place.
University of Pretoria food safety expert warns food safety crisis now could be tipping point for health sector
Posted on June 29, 2020
One of South Africa’s top food safety experts, Professor Lise Korsten, has warned that the country cannot afford another food-borne outbreak like the listeriosis crisis of 2017/18 in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Newly appointed director at the University of Pretoria’s Innovation [email protected] unit aims to strengthen ties with the agriculture sector
Posted on June 23, 2020
A lack of adequate public investment and the absence of a coherent policy framework that is inclusive of all role-players hamper the development of the agriculture sector.
SA Academy for Science and Art honours Prof Bernard Slippers
Posted on June 17, 2020
Highly regarded researcher Professor Bernard Slippers from the University of Pretoria (UP) won a prestigious award from the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy for Science and Art).
What drives policy reform? A cross-country review of micronutrient policy change in Malawi, South Africa, and Zambia
Posted on June 11, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the sluggishness of governments in addressing significant development challenges. This is especially true for the areas of food security and nutrition. Our recently published paper highlights bottlenecks in the policy process that stall effective implementation.
Food safety in informal food hubs takes a back seat because of Covid-19
Posted on June 11, 2020
The informal food sector in South Africa fulfils an essential role in the fight against hunger and is a R360-billion a year industry. But it has been walloped by the national lockdown, which has had a severe impact on the 70% of residents of informal settlements who buy from these traders.
#UPGraduation2020: Microbiology graduate Thobeka Dlangalala goes viral with post about her road to a master’s degree
Posted on June 09, 2020
“Life seldom goes the way you plan it, and that is okay – I got accepted to study at the University of Pretoria [UP] on my second try,” says Thobeka Dlangalala, who received a master’s degree in microbiology from UP as one of 11 000 graduates who were awarded their degrees...