UP awarded four SARChI chairs
Posted on June 21, 2022
“We are proud of all the recipients and look forward to their contribution to strengthening the higher education landscape and making a difference in society,” said Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe.
UP EXPERT OPINION: SA can boast of three decades of peacemaking on the continent
Posted on May 30, 2022
Professor Adekeye Adebajo, Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship senior research fellow, provides and overview of South Africa's peacemaking endeavours in African countries over the past 30 years.
UP’s African Centre for the Study of the United States aims to bridge the knowledge gap between Africa and the US
Posted on May 24, 2022
UP has launched the African Centre for the Study of the United States to bridge the knowledge gap between Africa and the US, and to produce multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.
#UPGraduation2022: UP caps current and former SRC presidents
Posted on May 05, 2022
“[Graduating] means a lot to me because a lot of black students don’t reach the finish line. Despite all the barriers, I’ve managed to come out victorious,” said current UP SRC president Thuto Mashile.
UP EXPERT OPINION: Earth Day: The yin and the yang
Posted on April 22, 2022
The support provided by industrialised/post-industrialised countries is critical for the Global South to undergo a transition that is both environmentally sustainable and economically viable, writes UP's Tyesha Pillay.
UP EXPERT OPINION: US’s first female top diplomat Madeleine Albright not all she was cut out to be
Posted on April 04, 2022
Professor Adekeye Adebajo, senior research fellow at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, reflects on the legacy of United States diplomat Madeline Albright following her passing in late March 2022.
University of Pretoria African Centre for the Study of the United States turns its critical gaze on the super power
Posted on March 11, 2022
The establishment of the African Centre for the Study of the United States-UP as a premier African knowledge-creation hub and think-tank will contribute to bridging the knowledge deficit for Africa in its relations and engagements with the US.
International Day of Education: How South Africa can fix its education system
Posted on January 24, 2022
Literacy in SA is a challenge that requires us to acknowledge that matters concerning the education system are complex and require solutions showing an awareness of that, says the UP Dept of Political Sciences’ Yanga Malotana.
International Workers’ Day
Posted on June 25, 2021
International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day or May Day, is a celebration of the courage shown by the working class when they united in objecting to poor working conditions. This day is celebrated on different days in different countries, but generally falls on the first day of May....
Youth Forum at Future Africa!
Posted on June 25, 2021
On 10 June, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with the University of Pretoria and its transdisciplinary research institution Future Africa, hosted a youth forum under the theme: ‘Reimagine education tomorrow – Our time. Our turn. Our future’. As...
World Refugee Day—humanity in crisis
Posted on June 25, 2021
World Refugee Day is hosted annually on 20 June. Under the theme ‘Together we heal, learn and shine’, this year’s event aims to create awareness of the challenges faced by refugees globally.
#UPYouthMonth: Young people should not only have a seat at the table, they should also be part of the conversation – UP master’s student and former SRC president David Kabwa
Posted on June 11, 2021
Former UP SRC president and current master’s student David Kabwa talks about the African Youth for Transitional Justice programme he is part of and why young people deserve a seat at the table.
WORLD FOOD SAFETY DAY: ‘Low-income nations bear the brunt of food-borne risks’
Posted on June 07, 2021
“A complete paradigm shift around food safety is required for Africa.” – Austin Pinkerton of UP’s Political Sciences Department on why low-income nations bear the brunt of food-borne risks.
How ‘Free’ is free?
Posted on April 27, 2021
27 years ago South Africa held its first democratic elections with 17 million people casting a vote for the first time (Constitutional Rights Foundation, 2018). The African National Congress (ANC) won the election with 63%, gaining control of the national parliament and electing Nelson Mandela as...
UP and International Labour Organization report explores role of business in times of transition and crisis
Posted on March 17, 2021
The UP and ILO report explores what lessons can be drawn from the role business played in SA’s transition from apartheid to democracy.
LeadUP: Minister Naledi Pandor and UP VC discuss SA on the global stage in virtual chat
Posted on March 16, 2021
The virtual series features a panel of alumni who deliberate on topical issues of public interest. This event included UP Senior Lecturer Dr Sithembile Mbete and Vice-Chancellor Professor Tawana Kupe.
EXPERT OPINION: Business deserves thanks for role in averting SA civil war, say experts ahead of discussion co-hosted by UP
Posted on March 11, 2021
In this opinion piece, UP’s Dr Cori Wielenga and the ILO’s (@ilo) Gary Rynhart discuss business’ role in ushering SA into democracy
Political Science professor awarded a NIHSS prestigious grant
Posted on March 05, 2021
Professor Christopher Afoke Isike of the Department of Political Sciences in the Faculty of Humanities was recently awarded the prestigious African Pathways Programme (APP)/BRICS Teaching and Research Mobility Grant.
PhD Leadership and Security Studies
Posted on January 18, 2021
The Joint-PhD is housed within the African Leadership Centre, King’s College London (KCL) and the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria (UP).
Dr Sithembile Mbete from the Department of Political Sciences and her team receive a prestigious Swedish Research Council grant
Posted on December 11, 2020
Angela Muvumba-Sellström (Uppsala University/Nordic Africa Institute), Sithembile Mbete (University of Pretoria), and Louise Olsson (PRIO) have received funding from the Swedish Research Council to deepen the understanding of African countries' opportunities to make the UN Security Council more...