UP PhD candidate researches impact of AI in Africa through lens of ubuntu
Posted on October 20, 2023
“AI is not neutral – there are biases in the creation of AI models, which can reinforce discrimination and exclusion,” says UP PhD candidate Katleho Mokoena, whose doctoral study explores the impact of AI in Africa through the lens of “ubuntu” ethics.
Guest lecturer asks important questions of dialogue between Christians and Jews
Posted on October 13, 2023
The Oxford (UP) Centre for Religion, Public Life, and Security in Africa hosted Rabbi Gavin Michal.
Making new memories at the annual Bhengu Memorial Lecture
Posted on October 02, 2023
The Faculty of Theology and Religion recently hosted the Bhengu Memorial Lecture 2023.
VST inks agreement with UP to offer PhD degree to North American students
Posted on September 05, 2023
The Faculty of Theology and Religion at UP and the Vancouver School of Theology are set to undertake research together through the offering of a PhD in Theology in the various theological fields.
2023 Shanghai Ranking affirms UP’s research excellence and impact
Posted on August 18, 2023
UP has been ranked number two in South Africa and Africa in the highly cited researchers' category of the 2023 Shanghai Ranking. Overall, the university ranked number three in the country and fourth in Africa.
Up and coming theologian and pastor appointed as leader within the WCC
Posted on August 17, 2023
Jacques Heymans was recently appointed as a Youth Delegate for the World Council of Churches (WCC).
RE.SEARCH 6: Open
Posted on July 26, 2023
This issue features research from all of the University of Pretoria's nine faculties and our business school, the Gordan Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and shows how our research is opening a new world and a better future.
UP hosts major international conference on biblical literature
Posted on July 25, 2023
The conference drew 320 delegates from 43 countries who attended numerous meetings, seminars, presentations, lectures, discussions and more at various venues on the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield Campus.
Studying Theology and Religion at UP can really take you places
Posted on July 12, 2023
Iwana Hartmann, a PhD student, has recently taken part in the Erasmus+ Exchange programme.
Learning to “Growing Down” at the annual certificate ceremony of the Centre for Faith and Community
Posted on June 12, 2023
On 26 April 2023, the Centre for Faith and Community hosted its annual certificate ceremony at the Universiteitsoord NG Kerk in Hillcrest, Pretoria.
Prof Buitendag honoured by the Andrew Murray Prize Fund
Posted on May 29, 2023
Prof Johan Buitendag received the CLF-Elise Tempelhoff Award for his contributions on theology and ecology.
Preparing students for the world of work
Posted on May 10, 2023
On 4 May 2023, the Faculty of Theology and Religion partnered with the Department of Career Services so together they could host a career fair for those aspiring to work in the fields of ministry and missions, social service and community outreach.
We cannot continue like this: Facing modernity in Africa and Europe
Posted on May 10, 2023
Dr Attie van Niekerk of UP's Faculty of Theology and Religion has co-edited an open access scholarly book in partnership with AOSIS in 2021.
Javett Art Centre and the Faculty of Theology and religion team up
Posted on May 09, 2023
At the event, a painting entitled “The Last Supper” by Cecil Skotness was experienced, reflected on and discussed.
Engaging leaders who encourage spiritual communities
Posted on April 06, 2023
Prof Hannes Knoetze recently led a one-day conference, focused on the topic ‘The Seven Words of Jesus on the Cross’.
Health and wellbeing a top priority for Theology and Religion
Posted on April 03, 2023
The Faculty of Theology and Religion has begun providing its students with free fruit once a week.
New book, titled Speaking of Satan in Zambia, published
Posted on April 03, 2023
Johanneke Kroesbergen-Kamps, a postdoctoral research fellow in the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Theology and Religion, authored a new book.
Making the big move to the big city
Posted on March 15, 2023
Starting your career as a university student can be a daunting task indeed, given all the adjustments which come with leaving home and high school, family and friends behind.
Theology student distinguishes herself at UP Law conference
Posted on November 08, 2022
On 4 August 2022, Ms Iwana Hartmann, delivered a paper entitled ‘Does the new South Africa, and its accompanied constitution, make provision for the oldest nation of South Africa?’.
Counting those who, for many, do not count for much
Posted on November 01, 2022
The Centre for Faith and Community led the first-ever Tshwane Homeless Count on 19 October 2022.