• Sci-Enza at UP takes science to schools and makes STEM subjects fun for all

    Posted on March 16, 2023

    SCIENCE IS FOR EVERYONE! UP’s Sci-Enza science centre recently visited 19 primary schools across Tshwane to introduce young learners to the wonders of science – in particular, coding and robotics.

  • NAS Faculty newsletter for December 2022 (third edition) is now available

    Posted on December 13, 2022

    NAS Faculty newsletter for December 2022 is now available

  • Science circus at Sci-Enza mesmerises all

    Posted on December 09, 2022

    Can you really launch marshmallows out of a vacuum cleaner, make rockets from everyday household items, or launch teddy bears using liquid nitrogen? The curiosity drew close to 200 people to Sci-Enza Science Centre in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences to see Dr Graham Walker's...

  • Responding to the 21st-century call

    Posted on December 02, 2022

    Sci-Enza introducing robotics and coding to Tshwane South primary school learners

  • Sci-Enza back with a BANG!

    Posted on November 03, 2022

    Since reopening, the Sci-Enza has been buzzing with a variety of visitors.

  • Hats off to Prof Thulani Makhalanyane!

    Posted on September 19, 2022

    Hats off to Prof Thulani Makhalanyane, University of Pretoria

  • SASSP Persoon Medal awarded to Prof Bernard Slippers

    Posted on September 05, 2022

    Prof Bernard Slippers, Director of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) and a professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology, received the prestigious Christiaan Hendrik Persoon Medal at an awards ceremony of the Southern African Society for Plant...

  • Back to Basics: Sci-Enza celebrates National Science Week

    Posted on September 02, 2022

    After a two-year absence, Sci-Enza, the University’s science centre, had the opportunity to host National Science Week from 1 to 6 August 2022.

  • NAS staff and students celebrate Women’s Month

    Posted on August 26, 2022

    The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) made inroads by having a very frank conversation on many topical issues, attended by both staff and students. The event was the Dean's Women's Month Lunch and Conversation on 19 August.

  • Future scientists awarded as exceptional achievers

    Posted on June 13, 2022

    Nearly 70 prizes were awarded at the Annual Exceptional Achievers Function for the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences students in May this year.

  • Faculty newsletter for May 2022 now available

    Posted on May 31, 2022

    Faculty newsletter for May 2022 now available

  • WELCOME TO NAS: Meet Mr Manfred Molomo

    Posted on July 23, 2021

    Meet Mr Manfred Molomo, Faculty Manager in the Dean’s Office in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS), who was appointed to NAS in June this year.

  • A tribute to Prof Lötz Strauss

    Posted on December 10, 2020

    One of his greatest contributions to UP was the establishment in 1977 of Sci-Enza, South Africa’s oldest interactive science centre. His aim was to allow the public and students to experience physics principles hands-on. He was also the driving force behind the Camera Obscura and Foucault...

  • The food you eat could be causing you joint pain

    Posted on September 25, 2020

    Uric acid is naturally found in our bodies, high levels of uric acid is one of the main causes of diseases such as arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, gout, heart disease and stroke. Uric acid helps our bodies to hold onto fats, which are capable to provide the body with more energy than...

  • Arbor Month: Here is why we need MORE trees!

    Posted on September 11, 2020

    September is National Arbor Month. It is the perfect time to acknowledge the great work trees do for the environment, and how we can take part in building more sustainable environments by planting even more! During Arbor Month, public awareness on indigenous trees is also encouraged and two...

  • How using trees can clean your water

    Posted on September 01, 2020

    Clean water is an essential need for everybody, whether you use it to cook, drink, bath or wash other things. It’s so essential, it is recognized as one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG), goal number 6 ‘ensure availability and sustainable management of water...

  • A fierce woman in nature conservation

    Posted on August 31, 2020

    A feature article on Ms Reliance Nenzhelele, a former NYS Volunteer at the centre. Ms Nenzhelele's background is studies in nature conservation with experience working on a game reserve and is currently and education officer at a national park. She lets us in on her journey as an environmentalist...

  • The other side of Covid–19

    Posted on August 14, 2020

    The impacts of Covid-19 have been making headlines for months. The negative impact on human health, economies and health systems has been devastating. But what we don’t hear a lot of is some positive news. Yes, there’s a silver lining in every situation! In the Covid-19 pandemic,...

  • The future of science is female

    Posted on August 08, 2020

    Annah Tlhokwa Seloma is a recent graduate who completed her Microbiology degree at the University of Pretoria and after completion, Annah entered the NY (Department of Science & Innovation’s Science Graduate Programme) programme at Sci-Enza.

  • Women in Science

    Posted on August 03, 2020

    Sci-Enza is a stepping stone for many young women (and men) with science-related degrees to exercise the skills they have learned during their studies as well as learn new skills to empower them for great futures in the world of work. These young scientists spend a year at the centre as...

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