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World Rhino day 2014: Research by the University of Pretoria to aid in the Rhino’s fight for survival
Gelaai op 19 Sep 2014
World Rhino Day on 22 September celebrates all five species of rhino – the Black, White, Greater One-Horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos- living abundantly and free. Initiated in 2010 by WWF-South Africa when poaching started to escalate, it has since became an international event, uniting people and organisations from across the world who are committed to saving these animals.
UP Professors receive A-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF)
Gelaai op 12 Sep 2014
Prof Brenda Wingfield, the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Prof Mike Wingfield from the University’s Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) have both received an A-rating from the NRF.
National Arbor Week should be more than just planting of trees
Prof Jolanda Roux
Gelaai op 04 Sep 2014
It is said that the Easter Island civilization declined because they destroyed all the trees on their island (Jarred Diamond’s book Collapse tells the story vividly). Arbor week and other such initiatives aim to increase awareness regarding the importance of trees to the survival of all life on earth.
Is SA business ready for the 21st century?
Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti
Gelaai op 22 Aug 2014
Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti, the director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria, commented on the Corporate Governance Index 2014 recently released by the Centre in partnership with the Institute of Internal Auditors of South Africa, saying that it provides a worrying snapshot of the state of business performance in our country. The Index finds that the leadership skills, accountability and overall conduct of public and private corporations have worsened over the past year.
Two Tuks researchers awarded at WISA (Women in Science Awards)
Gelaai op 18 Aug 2014
Two women currently busy with their doctoral studies at the University of Pretoria won fellowships of R40 000 each at the 2014 “Women in Science Awards” of the Department of Science and Technology. The awards were presented at a gala event at the Hilton hotel in Johannesburg on Friday.
New priorities for Antarctic Science
Gelaai op 06 Aug 2014
Professor Don Cowan, Director of the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics at the University of Pretoria, is one of the co-authors of an up-coming Nature Commentary on the future of Antarctic science, scheduled for publication on 7 August 2014.
Validating nature’s medicine chest with science
Gelaai op 03 Jul 2014
Whether searching for ways to treat serious diseases like cancer and tuberculosis (TB), or formulating new acne creams and toothpastes that fight gum disease, Prof Namrita Lall is convinced that solutions can be found in South Africa’s indigenous plants.