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  • University of Pretoria supports Mamelodi community with STEM curricula

    Posted on August 28, 2017

    The University of Pretoria's JuniorTukkie Office launched yet another project, and this time in support of Grade 10 to 12 learners in the Mamelodi community to improve their marks in mathematics, physical science, life sciences, accounting and English.

  • Queer Spaces will change things at UP

    Posted on August 28, 2017

    David Ikpo writes about the creation of queer spaces at the University as part of the #SpeakOutUP campaign, which aims to encourage a non-sexist, non-discriminatory, working, living and study environment for UP staff and students.

  • Qwelane to apologise for hate speech – Centre for Human Rights applauds judgment

    Posted on August 28, 2017

    The Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, through its Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression Unit, applauds the judgment earlier this month by the High Court of South Africa Gauteng Local Division in Johannesburg in the matter of the South African Human Rights...

  • Former Constitutional Court Justice heads Department of Jurisprudence

    Posted on August 28, 2017

    The Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is proud to announce that former Constitutional Court Justice Johann van der Westhuizen has been appointed as Head of the Department of Jurisprudence.

  • Opinion: The withdrawal of the Mandela book was nothing short of censorship

    Posted on August 25, 2017

    Beth le Roux, an Associate Professor in Publishing at the University of Pretoria, writes about the withdrawal of the book 'Mandela's Last Years' written by retired military doctor Vejay Ramlakan in an article that recently appeared on The Conversation.

  • Education Leadership and Management course attracts international delegation

    Posted on August 25, 2017

    The Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) Education Leadership and Management course attracted an international delegation of 16 school principals from various schools in Nigeria.

  • Women in Science Awards 2017 honours three UP scientists

    Posted on August 24, 2017

    University of Pretoria scientists were honoured at last Thursday's Women in Science Awards (WISA 2017), hosted by Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor.

  • Profile: Dr Bianca Brider, working towards malaria elimination

    Posted on August 24, 2017

    Dr Bianca Brider is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pretoria. In 2014, her research on malaria drug discovery earned her a PhD in Biochemistry. She has been studying and working on the malaria parasite for over eight years.

  • Community of Practice in malaria elimination hosted at UP

    Posted on August 24, 2017

    The University of Pretoria (UP) will host its first Community of Practice focusing specifically on the elimination of malaria in the UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control.

  • UP scores a hat trick in the June 2017 ITC of SAICA

    Posted on August 23, 2017

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences' departments specialising in Financial Sciences (Accounting, Auditing, Financial Management and Taxation) are extremely proud of their students and staff and heartily congratulate them on their results in the June 2017 ITC of the South African...

  • Opinion: Bringing the UN Treaty Body system closer to the people

    Posted on August 23, 2017

    The ongoing process of strengthening the UN Treaty Body system provides a welcome opportunity to reflect on some of our hidden assumptions. The Treaty Bodies have over time gravitated towards Geneva, and it now appears to be the assumption that this is simply the way things should be done.

  • Top 100 women bursary event

    Posted on August 23, 2017

    The Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology presented its first bursary event for women on Saturday, 12 August 2017 to honour the top 100 Grade 12 women who applied to study engineering at the University of Pretoria and were admitted to EBIT programmes for 2018.

  • Applying health research in South African schools for learners' well-being

    Posted on August 23, 2017

    A collaborative study involving local and international researchers has created an intervention strategy to help improve the diet and lifestyle of schoolchildren in South Africa.

  • WATCH: UP Expert lecture enlightens and informs about Non-communicable diseases

    Posted on August 22, 2017

    Earlier in August, Prof Martin Schwellnus, Director of the Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute at the University of Pretoria and specialist sports and exercise medicine physician, presented a lecture titled 'The drug everyone should take! Why, how, and what?' as part of the...

  • Youth and leaders in mining and metallurgy meet to shape the future

    Posted on August 22, 2017

    'Leadership in the mineral sciences industry' was the main topic at the 3rd Career and Leadership Conference of the Young Professionals Council (YPC), organised by the student societies of the University of Pretoria's departments of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering and Mining...

  • Southern Africa Association for the Advancement of Science Medal awarded to Ms Shruti Lall

    Posted on August 21, 2017

    Ms Shruti Lall received the Bronze Medal of the Southern Africa Association for the Advancement of Science at Kya Rosa on the University of Pretoria's Hatfield Campus on Monday, 14 August 2017.

  • Gaining confidence for job interviews

    Posted on August 21, 2017

    Employers are looking for qualities in their new hires that are seldom listed in the job advert. In a nutshell, they want to meet people who are self-directed and responsible. How will you demonstrate these skills during the interview?

  • Prof Inglesi-Lotz honoured at DST Women in Science Awards

    Posted on August 21, 2017

    Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz, an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria, was named the Distinguished Young Woman Researcher in the Humanities and Social Sciences category at the Department of Science and Technology (DST)'s annual Women in Science Awards on 17...

  • ATI celebrates 10 years and launch of the book, Property Tax in Africa

    Posted on August 17, 2017

    The African Tax Institute (ATI) at the University of Pretoria recently celebrated its tenth anniversary with a dinner for representatives of the university's management, the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, as well as the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, based in Cambridge,...

  • Opinion: The African middle class matters: but not for the reasons commonly put forward

    Posted on August 17, 2017

    Prof Henning Melber, an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria, writes about the African middle class in an article that recently appeared on The Conversation.

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