Future Africa to Help Implement Africa Charter on Transformative Research Collaborations
Posted on August 21, 2023
Future Africa, the pan-African platform for collaborative research at the University of Pretoria, has joined the steering committee to implement the Africa Charter for Transformative Research Collaborations.
Just energy transition is contentious but common ground is possible
Posted on August 17, 2023
Several areas of commonality came to light during a public lecture and panel debate held at the University of Pretoria’s Future Africa Campus, UP's pan-African platform for collaborative research, on Friday, 4 August.
Open Science and its Relevance in the African Context
Posted on June 30, 2023
In a recent interview on Business Talk, Dr Heide Hackmann, Director of Future Africa, discusses the power of open science in Africa's transformative innovation and collaboration.
UP professor nominated to serve as a judge at the International Court of Justice
Posted on June 21, 2023
Professor Dire Tladi, Future Africa's Research Chair of Global Equity in Africa and Professor of International Law, has been nominated as South Africa's candidate to serve as a judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
UP and Montpellier University launch collaborative PhD platform to establish global community of sustainability scientists
Posted on June 08, 2023
UP and the University of Montpellier have launched the Feed, Protect, Care Global Collaborative PhD Platform to address key challenges of sustainable development, & shape the scientific communities needed to design a common future.
SRI2022: Considering ethics in AI, healthcare in communities and making nature count
Posted on June 23, 2022
Professor Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem, Head of the Department of Philosophy at UP, presented on AI for environmental sustainability, zooming in on UNESCO’s Global Recommendations on the Ethics of AI.
SRI2022: Considering sustainability in art, culture, and finance
Posted on June 22, 2022
Key stakeholders in biodiversity finance discussed government initiatives across Southern Africa to improve investment into biodiversity, and also showcased innovative approaches to biodiversity finance globally at the Congress.
UP marks release of World Bank inequality report with panel discussion
Posted on March 15, 2022
UP recently hosted a panel discussion to mark the release of the World Bank inequality report, which found that South Africa is the most unequal country in the world.
Retired Deputy Chief Justice Dr Dikgang Moseneke pays UP a visit
Posted on February 12, 2021
Former Deputy Chief Justice Dr Dikgang Moseneke recently had the opportunity to tour UP’s latest establishments and projects.
Agriculture training in South Africa badly needs an overhaul. Here are some ideas
Posted on November 13, 2017
According to Prof Frans Swanepoel, one of the major reasons that the agricultural sector is currently unable to realise its full potential is the fact that education and training practices is in need of a very serious overhaul.
Science has the power to boost farming in Africa. But a lot has to change
Posted on June 26, 2017
Professor Frans Swanepoel from the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria, discusses the possibilities that science offers for the future of farming and food security in Africa.