#UPYouthMonth: ‘You’re never too young to contribute towards positive change’ – Chairperson of UP leadership programme on making a difference
Posted on June 12, 2021
“This month is a reminder that you're never too young to be at the forefront of a social movement that contributes towards positive change,” says Anele Cebo, Chairperson of TULIP.
‘Everyone who is in a position to help should do so if they can,’ says UP engineering graduate on a mission to make a positive change through community projects
Posted on June 09, 2021
UP engineering graduate Gerdus van der Laarse headed up UP’s Engineers Without Borders in 2020 and was involved with Moja Gabedi project. He shares what he learnt and his insights on Youth Month.
Renowned sculptor Angus Taylor installs sculptures at UP community project Moja Gabedi
Posted on June 08, 2021
Internationally known South African artist Angus Taylor has built two massive sculptures with the help of students and community members at Moja Gabedi, the University of Pretoria’s (UP) growing community engagement project.
City improvement initiative supports businesses surrounding the Hatfield Campus
Posted on May 31, 2021
Through its involvement with the Hatfield CID, the University has considered ways in which it can assist businesses over this difficult time.
UP students shed light on hand sanitisers through drama
Posted on May 31, 2021
UP drama students are taking science communication to the people with an interactive play on the use of hand sanitisers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UP Community Oriented Primary Care and Rotary E-Club D9400 launch Maternal and Child Health project
Posted on May 25, 2021
The Rotary E-Club of Southern Africa D9400, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Edina Morningside, has partnered with UP's Community Oriented Primary Care unit in a community project in Melusi informal settlement.
UP and Hatfield CID: Improving Hatfield one day at a time
Posted on May 17, 2021
The Hatfield City Improvement District (CID) – of which the University of Pretoria (UP) is one of the key tenants – played a significant role in keeping the suburb clean and safe during 2020.
Beekeeping at UP community garden brings life – in more ways than one
Posted on April 12, 2021
The bees at Moja Gabedi, a University of Pretoria (UP) community engagement project, are not only keeping the community garden healthy, but have also brought great joy to those learning to be apiarists.
The guiding hand of UP’s Pre-University Academy
Posted on March 11, 2021
The University of Pretoria's (UP) Mamelodi Campus is a hub for community engagement, with a focus on enhancing access and successful student learning, as well as strengthening social responsiveness and the impact on society.
UP’s Pre-University Academy collaborates with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to take Mamelodi kids to the world – virtually
Posted on February 18, 2021
UP’s Pre-University Academy has collaborated with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on a virtual project aimed at familiarising high school students with university campuses.
‘What are universities good for?’: UP successfully co-hosts the first digital University Social Responsibility Summit
Posted on February 09, 2021
The first virtual University Social Responsibility Summit, co-hosted by UP, took place from 3-5 February 2021. Read more about the event.
UNIVERSITY SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SUMMIT 2021: Social responsibility MOOC for universities launched
Posted on February 04, 2021
Universities in Africa will benefit from a massive open online course that has been launched by the University Social Responsibility Network.
Reliable House: UP community lends skills to create safe space for help and harm reduction
Posted on January 28, 2021
Reliable House, close to the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Hatfield Campus, has become a model of how students, university staff and the community can enrich the lives of others.
UP's Moja Gabedi: From rubble to a meaningful garden
Posted on January 28, 2021
With the help of UP staff and numerous students doing their curriculum-related community engagement activities, Moja Gabedi has taken shape as an urban garden for the community and a life-changing space.
University Social Responsibility Summit 2021: The changing mission of higher education
Posted on January 22, 2021
The changing mission of higher education is the increasing realisation that, without relinquishing any of our cherished convictions regarding academic freedom, we should add to them in equal measure a sense of academic responsibility, writes Professor Chris Brink.
UP and the University Social Responsibility Network to host international summit on university social responsibility
Posted on January 15, 2021
UP and the University Social Responsibility Network are hosting an international online summit from 3-5 February 2021 under the theme ‘University Social Responsibility: Priorities for the Next Decade’.
UP raises the bar with Integrated Sustainable Development Report
Posted on December 15, 2020
“Universities are an integral part of society and our success is dependent on a society and world that is thriving, where human dignity and justice are paramount, all people are able to reach their full potential with nobody being left behind, and our development does not happen at the...
UP students bring life to neglected community park
Posted on October 21, 2020
University of Pretoria (UP) students have successfully restored an unkept public park in Hatfield previously owned by the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. This is yet another project that has brought their skills out of the classroom and into the community to effect positive change as...
UP wins three Double Gold landscaping awards at South African Landscapers Institute excellence awards
Posted on August 20, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) has won Double Gold Awards for three projects that it entered into the 2020 South African Landscapers Institute (SALI) excellence awards.
Eight winners of University Social Responsibility Photography Competition announced
Posted on October 31, 2019
University Social Responsibility efforts have been highlighted throughout October. As part of the campaign, UP held a photography competition in which students were encouraged to take a picture which encapsulates a social responsibility project they’re involved in.