16 Days of Activism: Vice-Chancellor reaffirms UP’s commitment to ending gender-based violence, urges UP community to speak out
Posted on December 05, 2019
The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign to eradicate violence against women and children is an opportunity to reflect on how all South Africans can play their part in moving our society from one of extreme and unacceptable levels of harassment and violence...
COMMENT: ‘Many people with disabilities are limited by society rather than by their particular condition’
Posted on December 03, 2019
The International Day for Persons with Disabilities (on 3 December) aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities, and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
COMMENT: Ending HIV in South Africa: Queer community by queer community
Posted on December 03, 2019
As South Africa commemorated World Aids Day on December 1, the country pledged to renew, rejuvenate and recommit itself to the fight to end HIV.
COMMENT: ‘16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence more crucial than ever’
Posted on November 25, 2019
The United Nations General Assembly has designated 25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and has invited governments, international organisations and NGOs to organise activities to raise public awareness of the issue.
COMMENT: Black Consciousness in South Africa demands a much wider historical lens
Posted on November 22, 2019
This year marks the 42nd anniversary of Black Wednesday, when the apartheid regime banned 18 civic organisations in a targeted attack on media freedom and civil society. Many of these organisations were aligned to the Black Consciousness Movement. The high number of organisations outlawed by the...
COMMENT: African countries need to up their game to embed constitutional democracy
Posted on November 08, 2019
The issue of constitutional literacy has attracted very little attention in scholarship on constitutionalism in Africa. Constitutional literacy involves educating people about a country’s constitution.
UP partners with local stakeholders to open Hatfield satellite police station
Posted on November 06, 2019
The Hatfield Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) Satellite Station was officially opened on Monday, 4 November, in an attempt to improve safety and security in the Hatfield precinct.
Greater efficiency: UP SRC President David Kabwa on plans for his historic second term
Posted on November 04, 2019
Newly inaugurated University of Pretoria (UP) Student Representative Council (SRC) President David Kabwa says he plans to focus on accommodation issues, student hunger, mental wellness, and academic and financial exclusion during his second term in office.