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  • NEW BEGINNINGS AT NAS: Meet Ms Valencia Kuppusamy

    Posted on February 22, 2022

    Ms Valencia Kuppusamy started her career at the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences on 1 January 2022.

  • West Africa should prepare for strong earthquakes, UP scientists warn

    Posted on October 27, 2021

    Research by UP’s Natural Hazard Centre has helped settle an old debate about the seismicity of West Africa, with the results showing that the region should expect strong earthquakes from time to time.

  • Prof Barend Erasmus appointed as new Dean for NAS

    Posted on October 02, 2019

    Professor Barend Erasmus has been appointed as the Dean in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) at the University of Pretoria (UP) from 1 October 2019.

  • UP Natural Hazard Centre celebrates 10 years, aims to increase global footprint

    Posted on March 11, 2019

    The UP Natural Hazard Centre, Africa is 10 years old this year. Primarashni Gower spoke to its Director, Professor Andrzej Kijko, an international leader in hazard and risk modelling, about the work they do at the centre and what their aims are.

  • Alien invasion - the threat is real

    Posted on May 18, 2017

    Dr Katelyn Faulkner and Prof Mark Robertson, from the Centre for Invasion Biology at the University of Pretoria, looked at the risks posed by alien species transported as stowaways on ships traveling to South Africa.

  • Qhaphela - Be Alert!

    Posted on June 09, 2009

    Qhaphela (meaning to "be alert" or "be aware" in Zulu) is the first newsletter of the Aon Benfield Natural Hazard Centre, Africa. Internationally acclaimed researcher, Prof Andrzej Kijko is the Director of the Centre which is located within the premises o

  • UP launches important natural hazards monitoring centre

    Posted on November 14, 2008

    The Benfield Natural Hazard Centre, Africa is set to undertake, publish and promote research and the advancement of knowledge in natural hazards, with particular emphasis on seismic and weather-related risk throughout Africa.

  • Benfield Launches Natural Hazard Centre in Africa

    Posted on November 12, 2008

    The University of Pretoria is proud to announce the launch of the Benfield Natural Hazard Centre, Africa. The launch function &#151 which is open to the media &#151 takes place at 5pm this Thursday, November 13, at the Senate Hall (Hatfield Campus) of the

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