The new Plant Sciences Complex
Photo taken by Lourens Uitenweerde, EYEscape Studios.
The Department of Plant Science has a long and proud tradition and is well known for its research expertise. South Africa has a very rich flora with a large variety of endemic plant species, which are adapted to flourish in many different habitats. Therefore, South Africa is a paradise to anyone wishing to study the variety of indigenous plants, as well as their uses and way of living.
Tuks Camerata gets high recognition - 07/03/2014
Michael Barrett, composer and conductor of the University of Pretoria’s 71-member Tuks Camerata student choir, has been paid the high compliment of having one of his works published by the biggest international distributor of choral music.
Report by UP's Prof Heyns considered in EU resolution - 05/03/2014
On 27 February 2014 the European Parliament adopted Resolution 2014/2567(RSP) on the use of armed drones wherein it notes its concerns on the deaths of thousands of civilians where drones have been used. The European Parliament’s resolution comes after the 2013 reports submitted to the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council by among others, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Professor Christof Heyns, who is also the co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa from the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.
Research on the use of information and communication technologies - 27/02/2014
A pilot study was conducted by Prof Felicite Fairer-Wessels of the Tourism Management Division amongst selected non-profit visitor information centres (VIC) to determine whether the information managers have sufficient knowledge management capabilities in terms of tacit or explicit knowledge, the knowledge management information life cycle and knowledge management assets in terms of organisational processes.
Wooden cabinet for the Plant Science Department The Department of Plant Science received a wooden cabinet gift from the Woodworking Association of Pretoria. The cabinet contains a must see wooden items. [Read more].
The Living Laboratory
The establishment of a rain garden on the University of Pretoria's main campus turned out to be a cost effective and innovative solution to a conventional engineering problem. [Read more]