Featured Research: Sustainability

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    UP scientist issues urgent call for clean-up of toxic Krugersdorp mine dumps

    Young children in Krugersdorp are breathing in uranium, arsenic and mercury fumes wafting over from abandoned legacy mines, while pollutants are seeping into the groundwater and nearby dams and lakes, cautions Dr Alseno Kagiso Mosai, a water remediation expert at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Chemistry.

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    The legacy of acid mine dumps

    The mining companies responsible for the pollution are often nowhere to be seen, but many Acid Mine Drainage clean-up technologies do exist. Clean-ups should take place in order to protect the right of citizens to a healthy environment and clean water.

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    RE.SEARCH 8: Connect

    In a world in which there is an ever-encroaching digital footprint and high-tech solutions, it is vital that we reconnect with an outlook of compassion, care and communication. We do this through connection and connectivity. The theme of our latest issue, ‘Connect’, highlights how UP lives up to its motto, “Make Today Matter”, and demonstrates how our African research connections and...

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    UP researchers involved in discovery of nine trapdoor spider species

    Nine new trapdoor spider species have been discovered in the Great Karoo by researchers at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Zoology and Entomology, and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC).

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    A deeper dive into the lives of trapdoor spiders

    Trapdoor spiders hide in underground burrows that are covered with a cork-like lid made of soil, silk and plants. Learn more about trapdoor spiders with this infographic.

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    Watch a trapdoor spider catch its prey

    Watch carefully to see how a trapdoor spider catches its prey through its trapdoor.

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