University Social Responsibility News

  • UP prof and students undertake climate change campaign with help of spekboom

    Posted on June 01, 2022

    A UP professor and his third-year conservation ecology students have embarked on a novel campaign to contribute to carbon dioxide reduction in the atmosphere – by growing spekboom in non-recyclable coffee cups.

  • Introducing maps to primary school learners at Viva Foundation

    Posted on February 15, 2022

    Late 2021, we were able to visit the Viva Foundation school and speak with a group of Gr 1-3 learners about maps. During the session, we showed them a number of maps and taught them about the cardinal directions. This was followed by an interactive activity and quiz. We would like to thank...

  • UP initiative helps create food security for vulnerable communities

    Posted on September 23, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has left many without a source of income. This has had devastating effects on household food security, a disastrous reality which prompted the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Community Oriented Primary Care Research Unit (COPC), to start an initiative.

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