A UP team has won second place in an international competition to find solutions to climate-related problems. ‘Team Tujenge’ developed a solar-powered water purification system using plasma technology to provide clean water to rural areas.
Residents of Mamelodi have since 2011 been able to have their pets checked, vaccinated & sterilised at the Mamelodi Animal Health Clinic. This low-cost clinic is on UP’s Mamelodi Campus and is managed by UP's Faculty of Veterinary Science.
The Fostering Life-Long team at the University of Pretoria recently launched a project to encourage a love of reading and to improve literacy skills among learners at Gauteng schools. Unlocking the world of literacy is unlocking the world.
Eight students of UP Veterinary Science travelled more than 4000km – from UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science to Zimbabwe and Zambia – to deliver boxes of veterinary textbooks, microscopes, and loads of veterinary supplies to worthy recipients.
Children from local ECD centres in Pretoria were treated to a LEGO games treat and practical food and nutrition tips as part of a "fun skills development" outreach event to celebrate the birthday of icon Nelson Mandela.
The Centre for the Study of Resilience in the Faculty of Education at UP recently collaborated with Books for Africa to donate educational books to two underserved educational institutions in Atteridgeville.
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