Hands up for GreenUP
Posted on September 09, 2008
At least 200 indigenous trees were planted at the Groenkloof Nature Reserve by the recently launched environmental society GreenUP.
UP zoologist receives prestigious award
Posted on September 09, 2008
The Council of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa (ZSSA) has awarded its prestigious Gold Medal for 2008 to Prof Nigel Bennett of the Department of Zoology & Entomology. The ZSSA will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year.
Young food scientist receives international award
Posted on September 04, 2008
Department of Food Science lecturer, Dr Naushad Emmambux won the Young Scientist Award to the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) 14th Congress of Food Science and Technology.
Professor in international labour law visits department
Posted on September 03, 2008
Prof. Klara Boonstra of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, recently visited the Department of Human Resources Management.
September is Hearing Awareness month
Posted on August 28, 2008
The Department of Communication Pathology will be participating in the Hearing Awareness Month campaign with the South African Association of Audiologists. Up to 10% of South Africans present with some degree of hearing loss.
The LegalWise African Renaissance Concert Featuring Soweto Gospel Choir
Posted on August 27, 2008
The University of Pretoria Chorale Choir, conducted by Mbuso Ndlovu, will be hosting the LegalWise African Renaissance Concert, featuring the world acclaimed Soweto Gospel Choir. The LegalWise Choir, The Tuks Camerata Choir, and the University of Johannes
Teachers at forefront of the Intelligence Age
Posted on August 25, 2008
Internationally acclaimed author and business consultant Tony Buzan presented a talk on "The brain: A Swiss Army Knife for Improved Academic Performance," at the University of Pretoria, on 21 August 2008.
WBHO CONSTRUCTION (Pty) Ltd Bursaries available
Posted on August 21, 2008
WBHO CONSTRUCTION (Pty) Ltd is a major employer in Sub-Saharan Africa, employing over 9, 000 people and with an annual turnover in excess of R10 billion.
TAKING A NEW LOOK AT MACBETH
Posted on August 20, 2008
The proverbial dust is shaken from Shakespeare with a new approach to Macbeth, directed by Estelle Zeeman at the UP Drama Department. This production is a modern version of the classical text where for example the atmosphere of a cocktail bar/club is crea
UP's latest response to the Shanghai Jiao University's rankings
Posted on August 19, 2008
The University of Pretoria learned with disquiet that it was no longer ranked in the top 500 Universities in the ranking by The Institute of Higher Education of the Shanghai Jaio Tong University although it has been ranked since this ranking was establish
UP Techno X winners
Posted on August 18, 2008
The University of Pretoria triumphed as the winner of both the gold and silver awards at the 8th annual Sasol Techno X, which took place in Sasolburg from 11-15 August 2008.
New unit offers help to many
Posted on August 13, 2008
Good news for a bad problem!
Ringing in the ears, otherwise known as tinnitus, is a common and often debilitating problem for many people. A newly established unit offers help.
UP's Women in Science honoured with top awards
Posted on August 12, 2008
Two of the University of Pretoria researchers were prize recipients at the esteemed DST South African Women in Science Awards 2008. Prof Brenda Wingfield and Dr Wanda Markotter excelled at the prize giving ceremony held on 8 August 2008 at the Hilton Hote
Tuks Microbrewery scoops awards at inaugural inter-varsity brewing competition
Posted on August 11, 2008
Tuks Microbrewery (operated by the Department of Chemical Engineering) garnered a hat-trick at the inaugural inter-varsity brewing competition on the 9th of August 2008; also winning the overall competition.
Melton Rasimhi first black winner of SA Duathlon Championships
Posted on August 06, 2008
After five years of finishing second and third on the podium, Melton Rasimphi finally got gold at this year's South African Long Distance Duathlon Championships. This achievement made him the first black person to win the gruesome competition.
Spectacular tapestry depicts UP's colourful history
Posted on August 01, 2008
A special tapestry, commissioned from the Kaross tapestry initiative to commemorate the centenary of the University, was unveiled in the Merensky library on July 30.
Warning: Climate change is a reality!
Posted on July 28, 2008
Climate change is not an academic fallacy, but a real concern which is affecting the masses, especially the poorest of the poor who depend on agriculture for survival. That's the message from Prof Rashid Hassan, Director of the University's Centre for Env
Posted on July 22, 2008
The University of Pretoria's Drama department is proud to present the 8th annual Kr
Ibero-American Music Festival on at the University
Posted on July 18, 2008
The second concert of the Ibero-American Music Festival takes place at the University on Saturday 19 July 2008 at 19:00 in the Musaion.
International behavioural ecologist presents Centenary lecture
Posted on July 18, 2008
Intenational behavioural ecologist and sociobiologist Prof Raghavendra Gadagkar of the Centre for Ecological Studies at the Indian Institute of Science in Bagalore, India, presented a Centenary lecture at the University on 15 July 2008.