UP Reproduction Clinic helps SA Guide-Dogs Association breed 100th artificial-insemination litter
Posted on October 18, 2022
Staff at the Reproduction Clinic of the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital at UP's Faculty of Veterinary Science joined the South African Guide-Dogs Association in celebrating the 100th guide-dog litter conceived via artificial insemination since the programme was launched in 2014.
UP is playing a pivotal role in addressing homelessness in Tshwane
Posted on October 05, 2022
Three UP professors are helping to combat homelessness in Tshwane by contributing to a national policy for the homeless, with a project that forms part of the framework for South Africa’s National Health Insurance (NHI), in collaboration with The Presidency of South Africa.
UP team wins second place in international climate solutions competition
Posted on September 21, 2022
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.
UP’s Mamelodi Animal Health Clinic: In service of care and competence
Posted on September 01, 2022
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.
UP tackles low literacy skills at schools
Posted on August 19, 2022
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.
Mamelodi learners gain experience in coding from UP-PUA and Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Posted on August 15, 2022
UP’s Pre-University Academy (PUA) recently collaborated with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to provide school learners from Mamelodi with training in basic computer programming.
UP Vet Books for Africa team returns from donation drive to Zimbabwe and Zambia
Posted on August 10, 2022
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.
Lego on the menu for children in a Mandela Day collaboration between the University of Pretoria, UNICEF and PwC at the Mamelodi Business Hub
Posted on July 28, 2022
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.
Training the next generation of farmers: How UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science is helping small-scale farmers and boosting food security
Posted on July 12, 2022
UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science plays an important part in supporting South Africa’s small-scale farming community, through our Primary Animal Health Care training programme.
UP Centre for the Study of Resilience donates educational books to Atteridgeville institutions
Posted on July 07, 2022
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.
UP Pre-University Academy learners take part in global knowledge-sharing initiative
Posted on June 28, 2022
28 learners from the UP-PUA took part in a global knowledge-sharing initiative that gave learners the chance to discuss university life with students from five countries around the world: South Africa, India, Morocco, USA, & Iraq.
UP’s flagship high school learner-aimed JuniorTukkie programme goes virtual
Posted on June 27, 2022
The team behind UP’s JuniorTukkie programme – which helps high school learners do better at school and prepare for university life – now supports even more learners through their free jTOnline e-learning platform.
UP’s Onderstepoort Animal Blood Bank: How donor animals are saving other animal lives
Posted on June 07, 2022
Since the 1990s the Onderstepoort Animal Blood Bank (OABB) has been the saving grace of many dogs, cats, and even prized stud sheep, horses and cattle in need of life-saving blood transfusions.
50 Mamelodi youth sponsored by UNICEF attend first course on entrepreneurial skills at Mamelodi Business Hub based at UP
Posted on June 02, 2022
Fifty aspirant youth entrepreneurs from the community are taking part in the first entrepreneurial course fully funded by UNICEF at the Mamelodi Business Hub in association with UNICEF South Africa and Price Waterhouse Coopers.
UP prof and students undertake climate change campaign with help of spekboom
Posted on June 01, 2022
A UP professor and his third-year conservation ecology students have embarked on a novel campaign to contribute to carbon dioxide reduction in the atmosphere – by growing spekboom in non-recyclable coffee cups.
House Khutso to champion edible food garden
Posted on May 31, 2022
The gardens around the women’s residence at House Khutso are set to get a new addition. Work on creating an in-house food garden started in April, after joint planning from residents and UP landscape architecture students.
UP students’ Bunnies of Hope project brings joy to 100 kids
Posted on May 23, 2022
Staying true to the spirit of giving, Occupational Therapy students at UP recently participated in an outreach initiative called the Bunnies of Hope Easter project that brought joy to more than 100 children at Happy Sabby Day-Care in Daspoort.
UP Pre-University Academy aims to help learners bridge gap between basic and higher education
Posted on May 10, 2022
The Mamelodi Campus Pre-University Academy has been so successful that it’s been extended and rebranded as the UP Pre-University Academy. Learners from more schools across Tshwane will now be able to access the programme, which helps high school learners improve their performance and be...
UP veterinary staff and students help pet owners in Bronkhorstspruit
Posted on April 08, 2022
As part of a vaccination drive against rabies, staff and student volunteers from UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science recently provided free care and advice for pets and their owners in Bronkhorstspruit, east of Pretoria.
UP EBIT Faculty launches Adopt a School project
Posted on April 06, 2022
UP’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology has embarked on a new Adopt a School project as a way of giving back to the community.