Welcome to the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases
In the domain of Tropical Animal Health, the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (DVTD) is well positioned to play a leading role, especially in research and the training of postgraduate students of the region and further afield.
To achieve the goal of developing the Department as a regional postgraduate centre, it is in the process of establishing links and agreements with several national and international training and research institutions to complement its resources. Since May 2009, the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) has recognised the DVTD and its consortium partners as a Collaborating Centre for Training in Integrated Livestock and Wildlife Health and Management. This is the first Centre of its kind in Africa.
TuksGolf Training Centre officially opened at the University of Pretoria - 17/05/2013
The University of Pretoria prides itself on its publicly recognised achievements pertaining to its various sporting fraternities. These achievements can be attributed to the University’s sporting facilities, which are of the highest quality among South African universities. To add to its quality achievements, the University of Pretoria, through TuksSport and the High Performance Centre (hpc), has now officially opened a golf training centre.
South African law professor to report to the United Nations on Lethal Robots - 16/05/2013
South African human rights law professor, Christof Heyns, will submit a widely anticipated report on Lethal Autonomous Robots (LARs) to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on 29 May 2013.
Prof Heyns, from the University of Pretoria (UP), was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions in 2010. During last year, he conducted worldwide research on the question whether states should be allowed to use LARs - weapons that, once deployed, can use lethal force without further human intervention - during war, or peace.
The DVTD and its consortium partners recognized as an OIE Collaborating Centre
The World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) has recognized the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (DVTD) and its consortium partners as a Collaborating Centre for Training in Integrated Livestock and Wildlife Health and Management. One of the major roles of the Collaborating Centre is to assist the OIE in developing and offering training in the management and health of livestock and wildlife with special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. The training will follow an integrated approach linking animal and human health, animal production, marketing and trade of animals and their products, land-use options, rural development, conservation and environmental health.