UP Law student becomes member of space advisory council
The University of Pretoria’s Ruvimbo Samanga, a final-year LLB student and BA Law cum laude graduate, recently became a member of the Women in Aerospace Africa Committee, and that of the Austria-based Space Generation Advisory Council. The advisory council is a global organisation that aims to bring the views... Read more
University of Pretoria AFMA feed mill research facility on the rise
A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between the University of Pretoria (UP) and the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association of South Africa (AFMA) to the value of R50 million for the establishment of a feed mill research facility was officially signed on 11 December 2018.This agreement paves the way for the establishment... Read more
Key African players in digital finance take centre stage at international UP colloquium
Former Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel was the keynote speaker at a colloquium on African innovation in digital finance recently held at the University of Pretoria. The event brought together African innovators in the field of digital finance as well as academics from various disciplines within the humanities to... Read more
Disability Rights conference reveals barriers to inclusive education
There is a lack of coherent information on how many disabled children there are in South Africa, where they come from, and where they live. This emerged at this year’s Disability Rights in Africa Conference, held for the sixth time at the University of Pretoria. Dr Nkatha Murungi, Assistant... Read more
University of Pretoria academic appointed to FIGO board
Professor Priya Soma-Pillay of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology was recently elected to serve on the executive board of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO). The organisation has member societies in 136 countries, with 26 countries represented on the executive board. FIGO is... Read more
University of Pretoria postgrads scoop Green Talents awards in Germany
University of Pretoria postgraduate students Pheladi Venda Tlhatlha and Nsilulu Tresor Mbungu have each received a prestigious annual award from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for their participation in the Green Talents International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development, which promotes the international exchange of... Read more
Tuks Athletics turns 100: UP-Tuks female sprinters celebrate a century of excellence
Few local female track athletes can claim to have truly challenged the stopwatch, but these UP-Tuks athletes can: Carina Horn, Geraldine Pillay and Marcel Winkler are the fastest, third-fastest and fourth-fastest South African female sprinters respectively. As TuksAthletics celebrates 100 years of excellence this week, we caught up with... Read more
University of Pretoria hosts nearly 200 politics scholars at SAAPS
Nearly 200 scholars from across South Africa, Africa, Asia and Europe gathered at the University of Pretoria recently for the 14th biennial conference of the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS). The three-day conference centred on change and continuity in politics, development and international relations in Africa and the... Read more
UP academics make up 8 of 20 new members of ASSAf
Eight academics from the University of Pretoria (UP) are among 20 of the country’s leading scholars and scientists recently inaugurated as members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). ASSAf was formed in response to the need for an academy of science in keeping with South Africa’s... Read more
University of Pretoria academic becomes first African elected to ISME board
Dr Thulani Makhalanyane, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Pretoria, has recently been elected to the board of the International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME). The board currently has 12 directors from the USA, Europe, South America, and Australia. At 34... Read more