Replacing fat in food without compromising sensory properties leads to PhD for UP student
Posted on May 18, 2020
You don’t have to sacrifice taste for less fat in your favourite mayonnaise, and Dr Joyce Agyei-Amponsah has proven it scientifically, earning a PhD in Food Science from the University of Pretoria (UP) in the process.
ANALYSIS: Lockdowns and research – what we lost and what we stand to gain
Posted on May 13, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic – and the resulting lockdowns – have had a major impact on research at institutions across the world, and universities in particular.
UP Museums show thumbs up for action on climate change
Posted on May 12, 2020
The UP Museums have heeded the call for action and joined this year’s Intellectual Property Day (26 April 2020) by becoming signatories to the call on the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to focus on innovation for a greener future. The UP Museums advocate that climate...
UP scores 14 nominations in prestigious ‘Science Oscars’
Posted on May 11, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) has received 14 nominations in the 2019/2020 National Science and Technology Forum’s (NSTF) prestigious NSTF-South32 Awards.
World Malaria Day: UP expert on keeping up the fight against malaria amid COVID-19
Posted on April 24, 2020
Malaria remains a major public health concern globally and, despite COVID-19-related challenges, the World Health Organization (WHO) has stressed that malaria services continue as usual. In light of World Malaria Day on 25 April, it is worth emphasising the need to continue to address the burden...
ANALYSIS: Food aid parcels in South Africa could do with a better nutritional balance
Posted on April 24, 2020
Food insecurity is a reality for many South African households, with approximately 50% of households living under the poverty line and not being able to afford basic healthy eating. Low-income households typically spend about a third of total expenditure on food.
How South Africa can feed its hungry children during the lockdown
Posted on April 22, 2020
Small children require five to six small meals a day. While extraordinary situations require extraordinary measures, lockdown cannot afford to put children’s growth and development on hold. There is no overcoming the loss in human potential if we do not protect and provide for children.
Prof Paulette Bloomer appointed as new Deputy Dean for Teaching and Learning in NAS
Posted on April 20, 2020
Prof Paulette Bloomer is the new Deputy Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) effective from 1 April 2020 until 31 March 2024. She succeeds Prof Marietjie Potgieter who finished her seven-year tenure at the end of February this year.