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  • International Webinar: ATLAS AFRICA in collaboration with UPCT 2021

    Posted on December 01, 2021

    The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research (ATLAS), the global association established to develop transnational educational and research initiatives in tourism and leisure, hosted a webinar in collaboration with the 2021 University of Pretoria Campus Tours (UPCT) team on...

  • Prof Harris speaks to over a thousand tourist guides at NDT lecture series

    Posted on October 19, 2021

    The Head of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies and the Director of the University of Pretoria Archives, Prof Karen Harris, was one of two guest speakers in the Online Lecture Series for Tourist Guides held on 14 October 2021.

  • Technological Transformation in Heritage and Tourism webinar a success

    Posted on September 28, 2021

    As Heritage and Tourism Month draws to a close, the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies (DHHS) and the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) reflected on the impact that new technologies have on the conservation of heritage resources and visitors experiences of these resources.

  • Historical and Heritage Studies celebrates Heritage Month

    Posted on September 09, 2021

    In September South Africans celebrate their cultural heritage with a public holiday. The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies is hosting initiatives and participating in events related to both natural and cultural heritage and tourism.

  • Dr Keneiloe Molopyane: EFK student turned Explorer

    Posted on August 06, 2021

    The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies is extremely proud that in early 2021, UP alumni Dr. Keneiloe Molopyane was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.

  • History Postgraduates excel at 3rd “What’s in the box?” presentation

    Posted on July 09, 2021

    The History Honours students in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies (DHHS) were once again the proud presenters of the annual archives project that forms part of one of their core research and methodology modules.

  • Celebrating World Environment Day with Miss Eco International, Gizzelle Uys

    Posted on June 25, 2021

    World Environment Day, which we celebrate on 5 June this year, is a day that focuses on the environment and ecosystem restoration. This year kicks off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021–2030). As the environment continues to suffer at the hands of humans, forests, peatlands and...

  • Why does 16 June still matter in our democracy?

    Posted on June 25, 2021

    Remembering Sam Mzima’s iconic photograph of Hector Pieterson, memorialised at the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum in Soweto[1], the Soweto Poet Laureate[2] Ingoapele Madingoane’s poem Africa my beginning, Africa my ending,[3] and Ingrid Jonker’s The child who was shot dead...

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