UP professor leads process to adopt new UN standards on peaceful assemblies
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. The 18-member committee of international experts... Read more
WITS develops a therapeutic for aggressive Breast Cancer
Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) have developed a potential treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC), a particularly aggressive cancer which mostly affects women of colour under the age of 50. Currently, treatment of breast cancer includes using drugs which selectively target hormone receptors, those which... Read more
Five finalists announced in the ‘Aspire, Higher’ Wits student competition
Wits Business School (WBS), Reckitt Benckiser (RB) and its Durex brand, Gilead, and UNAIDS are pleased to announce the five finalists in the inaugural “Aspire, Higher” sexual health innovation competition for students. The three winners will be chosen on 16 July 2020. “Aspire, Higher” was created to tackle the... Read more
UJ subjects recognised globally, five ranked first in South Africa
​The University of Johannesburg (UJ) welcomes ShanghaiRanking’s latest 2020 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) released on Monday, 29 June 2020, in which it once again achieved excellent results with 9 of its subjects ranked in the global top 500, and five of which are ranked number one in South Africa. These... Read more
Nine types of ‘remote-work personalities’ to look out for in your colleagues
Working remotely is not every employee’s cup of tea. Some employees cope well, while others feel overwhelmed engaging with remote technology to get their work done. A wide range of employees with diverse ‘remote-work personalities’ have emerged during the lockdown. Are we really aware of the capabilities, passion and... Read more
IITPSA awards a UP all-girls BCom Informatics project team
A team of final year BCom Informatics students at the University of Pretoria has won a Women in IT award sponsored by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) for an outstanding final year project. The new IITPSA Women in IT award is intended to boost the... Read more
Study on the state of magma in crustal reservoirs
The study challenges a recently-emerged paradigm that magma chambers are huge masses of crystals with just a very small amount of melt. Wits PhD student, Willem Kruger’s study on the state of magma within plutonic magmatic systems in the Earth’s crust has been published in the high impact journal, Nature Communications.  ... Read more
UP uses Blackboard Collaborate to support staff and students during the closure of campus
The University of Pretoria use Blackboard Collaborate to support teaching and learning and administrative tasks during the closure of the University The shutdown of South Africa’s institutions of higher learning is not a new phenomenon, with the country having experienced several severe interruptions to its university academic programmes in... Read more
Textbook co-edited by UP academic reveals slow pace of transformation
The first ever university and industry textbook on diversity management in the South African workplacereveals that race and gender representation remains largely elusive, in both the public and private sectors. Managing Diversity in the South African Workplace – co-edited by Professor Nasima Carrim of the University of Pretoria (UP)... Read more
UJ first SA university to add cloud accounting platform to syllabus
In a major boost for accountants of the future, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has become the first tertiary education institution in South Africa to adopt Xero Learn. Developed by Xero, the global cloud accounting and small business platform, the aim of Xero Learn is to help drive innovation... Read more

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