UP academics part of research paper that attempts to identify the causes of elephant die-off in Botswana
Posted on August 05, 2020
Scientists from South Africa and Pakistan have pooled their expertise in an effort to understand why more than 350 elephants in Botswana have died in just two months.
Two UP experts win awards at National Science and Technology Forum ‘Science Oscars’
Posted on July 31, 2020
Professor Mike Wingfield and Professor Josua Meyer of the University of Pretoria (UP) won awards at this year’s National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 Awards.
World-renowned sensory-consumer scientist appointed extraordinary professor at UP
Posted on July 29, 2020
Prominent sensory-consumer scientist Professor Hely Tuorila, professor emeritus at the University of Helsinki in Finland, has been appointed an extraordinary professor in the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Consumer and Food Sciences.
Seite Makgai shares her PhD journey
Posted on July 28, 2020
“Doing my PhD under the supervision of Prof Andriëtte Bekker and Prof Mohammed Arashi was like participating in the popular TV show, Amazing Race – which means that you better run!” This is how Dr Seite Makgai, the first African female lecturer in the Department of Statistics...
Partnerships are crucial for delivering food for Africa in a transforming agri-food system in the ‘new normal’, say experts at regional universities forum webinar
Posted on July 22, 2020
The recently awarded Food Systems Research Network for Africa, a collaborative initiative between the University of Pretoria, the University of Leeds and the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network, is a good example of partnerships for building capacity that are key for...
Dr Osmond Mlonyeni made history as first-ever Mandela Rhodes alumnus appointed to Board of Trustees
Posted on July 15, 2020
Dr Osmond Mlonyeni, Project Manager at Future Africa, an institute based at the University of Pretoria (UP), has made history by becoming the first-ever alumnus of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation (MRF) to be appointed as a Trustee of the Foundation.
New study clarifies nature of genetic admixture in South Africa’s Afrikaner population
Posted on July 09, 2020
A collaboration between researchers from the University of Pretoria (UP) and Uppsala University in Sweden has found some unexpected patterns of genetic admixture in South Africa’s Afrikaner (white and Afrikaans-speaking) population.
We must protect children’s access to nutritious food during and beyond the pandemic, writes UP expert
Posted on July 08, 2020
Food insecurity and malnutrition are not new to the African continent. Millions of lives are lost each year because of hunger. Many of these are children. The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the sluggishness of African governments in addressing food insecurity and has also fuelled the demand to...