A specialist M. bovis Conference for those interested in wildlife TB
9 - 12 September 2012 Kruger National Park, South Africa
This conference will bring together in the heart of the world famous Kruger National Park researchers, conservationists and policy makers interested in and concerned with wildlife tuberculosis throughout the world. This will be an exciting midterm event supported by the initiators of the series of International Mycobacterium bovis conferences
Watch the space!
We are currently in the process of finalising the special conference issue of the IWTC in Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.
When booking your flight to South Africa, please ensure to inform your travel agent to book your flight all the way to Nelspruit Kruger/Mpumalanga International Airport. Also keep in mind that the airport is two hours’ drive away from Skukuza and the latest entry to the Kruger National Park is at 6 pm. Therefore flights arriving later than 15:30 will not permit same day arrival in Skukuza .
Shuttle services are available from Nelspruit Kruger International Airport to Skukuza Camp in the Kruger National Park. More details will be posted closer to the event.
Malaria is endemic in the Lowveld of Mpumalanga, including the Kruger Park and precautions in the form of malaria prophylactics need to be taken. Please consult your physician before travelling to South Africa.
Additional information on the Kruger National Park including facilities and activities is available at www.sanparks.org.
Integrated reporting yearbook 2013 released - 04/12/2013
The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership and its Integrated Reporting Team launched the Integrated reporting yearbook 2013 on 28 November. The same date also saw a celebration in honour of the first group of students to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Reporting.
UP innovation offers hearing screening solution for children - 04/12/2013
A revolutionary innovation that offers a cost-effective solution to the current barriers of school-based hearing screening, is the result of a recent collaboration between Prof. De Wet Swanepoel from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Dr Herman Myburgh from the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria.
Season's greetings - 03/12/2013
Wishing you and your family love, peace, and joy this Holiday Season and in the New Year.
Ons wens u en u gesin liefde, vrede en vreugde toe gedurende die Feestyd en in die Nuwe Jaar.
Re lakaletša wena le balapa la gago lerato, khutšo le lethabo mo Sehleng se sa maikhutšo le mo Ngwageng wo moswa.
UP student takes top honours in SAIEE competition - 03/12/2013
The 2013 National Student Project Competition of the SAIEE (South African Institute of Electrical Engineers) was hosted by the University of Pretoria on 28 November. Top final-year students from South African universities and universities of technology took part in the competition.
Projects in this year’s competition covered a wide range including the designing and development of a prototype super-capacitor-powered campus bicycle, occluded body pose estimation, the development of a robotic demonstration platform for use in the research of intelligent transport systems, and the designing of a low-cost teleconferencing system based on the Raspberry Pi.
Forensic Anthropology book launched at the Faculty of Health Sciences - 27/11/2013
Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, celebrated the launch of the latest edition of The Human Skeleton in Forensic Medicine authored by Prof Maryna Steyn, a physical anthropologist and the Director of Forensic Anthropology Research Centre, based at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Health Sciences. She co-authored the book with Mehmet Yasar Iscan from the University of Istanbul, Turkey.
Students contribute towards saving the rhino - 27/11/2013
Students of the Tourism Management Division hosted two Save the Rhino events. The first was an exhibition in the Merensky Library of the University of Pretoria in October where ceramic rhinos, painted by students and lecturers, were showcased. The second event was a silent auction of these rhino artworks.