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.
Best wishes for the final exams of 2019
Posted on October 31, 2019
With exams around the corner, we thought we’d give you some helpful tips to stay ahead with your work, studies and revision.
Persons with disabilities are most likely to become victims of crime and abuse
Posted on September 27, 2019
Persons with disabilities are far more likely to be victims of crime compared with non-disabled persons, says Professor Juan Bornman, Director of the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Augmentative & Alternative Communication.
Dr T delights UP staff with talk on sex, sexuality and sexual health at book launch
Posted on September 09, 2019
The wave of the #pleasurerevolution reached the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield Campus recently when celebrated medical professional and television personality Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng launched her book, Dr T: A Guide to Sexual Health and Pleasure.
Statement by UP Vice-Chancellor Prof Tawana Kupe on violence against women and attacks on foreign nationals
Posted on September 06, 2019
The untimely death of a student in Cape Town and the recent attacks on foreign nationals reflect the extreme and unacceptable levels of violence pervasive in our society.
Listen to the voices of women with disabilities
Posted on September 02, 2019
South African women with disability are often isolated as they belong to a group with multiple minority status factors, such as gender bias, poverty and disability stigmatisation.
SpeakOutUP and HearMeToo – 16 Days of Activism campaign gets under way
Posted on November 26, 2018
The 16 Days of Activism campaign to oppose violence against women and children was officially launched this past Sunday, 25 November. One in three women worldwide experiences gender-based violence, according to the United Nations. Closer to home, SAPS and Statistics South Africa estimate that 138...
WATCH: Reflections on the Anti-discrimination Policy at UP
Posted on August 30, 2017
This week is Anti-Discrimination Week at the University of Pretoria (UP). Through this video, the Queer Space Collective contributes to the conversation on what discrimination means to the queer community at UP, and what the University management should include among its considerations while...
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...
Op-Ed: The rights of persons with disabilities: call to action!
Posted on December 13, 2016
According to Prof Charles Ngwena, Disability Rights expert and professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria, one of the messages to derive from the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in South Africa should be a call to action; it is time to act now!
Harmonising the legal environment for adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights
Posted on December 06, 2016
A research project by researchers at the Centre for Child Law in collaboration with Enterprises UP, examined laws, policies and related sources that impact adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights in 23 African countries.
Message from the Centre for Sexualities, AIDS and Gender on World Aids Day
Posted on December 01, 2016
On World Aids Day, 1 December 2016, the Centre for Sexualities, AIDS and Gender at the University of Pretoria is calling for a renewed emphasis on education as a way to prevent the spread of HIV and Aids.