African scientists secure major grants to accelerate drug discovery
Posted on February 28, 2024
A network of world-class scientists across Africa has entered the global drug discovery arena
Pick n Pay partners to ‘save the whales’ with MRI Whale Unit
Posted on February 21, 2024
'Save the Whales’ is more than another call by environmental activists. The retail giant Pick n Pay has partnered with the University of Pretoria's (UP) Mammal Research Institute (MRI) Whale Unit to create their latest unique reusable bag to raise funds and create more awareness about the...
UP-led research set to study depression among unemployed youth across Africa
Posted on February 14, 2024
According to the study’s authors, thousands of young people across the continent are battling mental health issues such as depression. Challenges, such as poverty, make young people even more vulnerable to mental illness.
UP researchers find environmental toxins poison epigenetic inheritance
Posted on February 09, 2024
In a study that signals potential reproductive and health complications in humans, now and for future generations, researchers at the University of Pretoria and Canada’s McGill University and Université Laval have concluded that toxins in the environment, notably DDT, modify the sperm...
UP EXPERT OPINION: South Africa is failing people who aren’t poor, but aren’t middle class either
Posted on January 30, 2024
What are the factors that trap SA’s aspirant middle class in their progression towards a stable middle class? The findings of a group of researchers including UP academics have important implications for public policy in South Africa.
UP professor receives top honours at the South African Health Excellence Awards
Posted on January 25, 2024
Professor Mahlatse Kgokolo, Head of the Department of Dermatology at UP’s Faculty of Health Sciences has been awarded the Scientific Excellence Award at the recent South African Health Excellence Awards for her research.
Leading scientist at UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science inaugurated as member of the Academy of Science of South Africa
Posted on January 22, 2024
“Sharing knowledge across disciplines will always benefit science and, ultimately, it will also benefit the country as a whole,” says UP’s Prof Armanda Bastos on her recent inauguration as a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa.
UP professor wins prestigious Research Medal of the Education Association of South Africa
Posted on January 22, 2024
Professor Marien Graham, whose research has shed light on critical issues within South Africa’s educational landscape over the years, has been awarded the coveted Research Medal of the Education Association of South Africa.