“What’s in the box?” – A collaboration between the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies and the University of Pretoria’s Archives
Posted on July 10, 2020
“What’s in the box?” is a project that forms part of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies Honours students’ coursework for their theory and methodology module. The project started in 2019 where, for the first time, history students could study primary...
Three UP community members selected as semi-finalists in Miss South Africa pageant
Posted on July 03, 2020
One University of Pretoria (UP) student and two UP graduates are among the 15 women in the running towards becoming Miss South Africa 2020. Fourth-year Law student Matsepo Sithole (21), UP Social Sciences graduate Shudufhadzo Musida (23), and UP MBChB graduate Dr Karishma Ramdev (25) have all...
UP’s Tuks Camerata joins 20 choirs around the world to heal the earth through song
Posted on June 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the world, robbing many of their family members, livelihoods and ways of life. In an effort to spread unity and courage during this time, choirs from across the world have come together to form a virtual choir under the name Sing Around The gloBe (SATB) to...
Building the Africa we want – Africa Day message from Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe
Posted on May 24, 2020
Africans across the world celebrate Africa Day on 25 May. This day commemorates the founding of the Organisation for African Unity, the precursor to today’s African Union (AU), in 1963.
The UP Museums and Javett-UP turn iconic pieces from their collections into online puzzles
Posted on May 22, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) Museums and the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) have transformed key gallery artworks and iconic items from their collections into online puzzles. This was to mark International Museum Day on 18 May.
ANALYSIS: The continued threat of coal mining at the Mapungubwe world heritage site
Posted on May 20, 2020
Most developing countries face acute tensions between socio-economic development and environmental protection. Any opposition to proposed development, on environmental or heritage grounds, is seen as a threat to the creation of employment and the growth of the economy.
UP professor awarded Fulbright scholarship to study perceptions of the role of female police officers in the US
Posted on May 06, 2020
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Professor Christiaan Bezuidenhout from the Faculty of Humanities has been selected as a principal candidate for the Fulbright South African Research Scholar Program (SARSP) for the 2020-2021 academic year.
UP Museums to launch digital newsletter in celebration of International Museum Day
Posted on May 04, 2020
The University of Pretoria Museums (UP Museums) is set to launch its first online newsletter in celebration of International Museum Day (IMD) on 18 May.