‘The end is always rewarding,’ says UP graduate ‘Mr Deadline’ after completing two degrees in one year
Posted on May 27, 2021
Dr Perekeme Mutu’s journey has led him from working odd jobs as a security guard and at a carwash to a PhD.
Retired Deputy Chief Justice Dr Dikgang Moseneke pays UP a visit
Posted on February 12, 2021
Former Deputy Chief Justice Dr Dikgang Moseneke recently had the opportunity to tour UP’s latest establishments and projects.
UP professor leads process to adopt new UN standards on peaceful assemblies
Posted on July 29, 2020
The United Nations Human Rights Committee last week adopted comprehensive standards on the way in which States should deal with peaceful assemblies. These guidelines are authoritative for the 173 States in the world that have ratified the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
UP researchers draft new UN standards on use of force by police
Posted on July 08, 2020
The United Nations in Geneva has released global standards on the use of force by the police worldwide. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet welcomed the new United Nations Human Rights Guidance on the Use of Less-Lethal Weapons in Law Enforcement and urged all states to follow...
Use of force by police in African countries: UP Faculty of Law researchers to assist African Union in study of relevant laws
Posted on May 03, 2020
The human rights body of the African Union, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, has appointed Professor Christof Heyns and some of his colleagues in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria to assist with a continent-wide comparative study on the laws related to the...
Nominations and Notice of Election of Convocation Advisory Board
Posted on February 17, 2020
UP needs 12 members of the Convocation to serve on the Convocation Advisory Board. Nominations can be submitted until 6 March 2020. The subsequent electronic voting process will commence on 7 April 2020 and will end on 24 April 2020.
Calling all UP studentpreneurs! Enter the 2020 National Entrepreneurship Intervarsity and stand to win R100,000
Posted on February 11, 2020
Do you have what it takes to represent the University of Pretoria (UP) with your business or business idea at a national entrepreneurship competition? You could win R100 000 towards your business idea, a Samsung tablet, or qualify for business support and mentorship that will develop your business.
UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science, SA’s only one, celebrates 100 years
Posted on February 05, 2020
The University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science is celebrating its centenary this year. Dean Professor Vinny Naidoo tells Primarashni Gower how Africa’s top vet school was established.
More than 7 million children deprived of liberty worldwide’ – study
Posted on February 05, 2020
The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights recently hosted the sub-regional launch of the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty at the University’s Future Africa Campus.
Pan African Cancer Research Institute at UP highlights importance of community cancer centres, prevention
Posted on February 04, 2020
The Pan African Cancer Research Institute has hit the ground running after successfully hosting its inaugural lecture series on “the key role of cancer centres for improving prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer”.
‘Studying coronaviruses will help us plan and prepare for future outbreaks’ – Centre for Viral Zoonoses at University of Pretoria
Posted on February 03, 2020
Coronaviruses are once again in the spotlight with the outbreak of the Novel Corona Virus (or 2019-nCov). In addition to the spread of disease and loss of life, such outbreaks lead to disruptions to trade and international travel between countries, and financial losses for certain sectors, such...
Kaizer Chiefs makes UP staffer and lifelong fan’s dream come true with surprise visit
Posted on February 01, 2020
Robert Moropa, a diehard Kaizer Chiefs Football Club fan and former director of the University Pretoria’s Department of Library Services, got the shock of his life when representatives of his favourite football club surprised him at his UP farewell function.
ANALYSIS: How to fix the gap between school and work in South Africa
Posted on January 28, 2020
The world of work is changing constantly, profoundly, and faster. This is clear from the outsourcing of work, waves of technological advances, increasing automation in business, and big data analysis driving the growth of industries.
UP’s Dr Vukosi Marivate: Using data to better understand our world
Posted on January 17, 2020
Dr Vukosi Marivate is the ABSA Chair of Data Science at the University of Pretoria and co-founder of the Deep Learning Indaba. He spoke to Primarashni Gower about his work.
University of Pretoria’s Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering ranked number one in South Africa
Posted on January 13, 2020
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering has been ranked number one in South Africa by the Minerals Education Trust Fund (METF) for 2019.
A Quarter century of UP and the University of Delaware study abroad program
Posted on January 13, 2020
The year 2020 marks a quarter century of the collaboration between the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies and University of Delaware’s (UD) Study Abroad program.
Registered? Welcome! Now get orientated with UP!
Posted on January 03, 2020
Welcome to the University of Pretoria and congratulations on choosing UP. You’ve made one of the best decisions of your life!
COMMENT: Captain Marvel can teach us a lot about women’s role in decision-making, says UP professor
Posted on December 20, 2019
Superhero movies attract increasing attention from viewers of all ages. Recent ones such as Black Panther triggered discussions on current societal challenges. The most recent example is that of Captain Marvel – the first movie of the Avengers series with a female protagonist.
UP staffer’s 'Wanda' engages children on the topic of identity
Posted on December 19, 2019
'Wanda is a confident eight-year-old who is navigating the complexities between what ‘neatness is at schools’ and what her mother refers to as a "crown of hair".'
Justice Zak Yacoob awarded honorary doctorate at UP Centre for Human Rights graduation ceremony
Posted on December 11, 2019
Retired judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Justice Zak Yacoob was awarded an honorary doctorate at a University of Pretoria Centre for Human Rights graduation ceremony on 10 December, International Human Rights Day.