Drama researchers interrogate masculinity
Posted on 26 Sep 2012
At the conference "Work/Force: South African masculinities in the media" (13-14 September 2012, Stellenbosch), two Drama lecturers and one postgraduate student delivered papers on various aspects of masculinity.
Future talent meets research industry
Department of Marketing Management
Posted on 07 Jun 2013
The Future Talent Meets the Industry initiative allows students from around the world the opportunity to participate in one of the European Society for Opinion and Market Research (ESOMAR) global events. Two BComHons (Marketing Management) students from the University of Pretoria were selected to partake in this initiative. ESOMAR is a world association for market, social and opinion researchers who aim to encourage, advance and elevate market research worldwide.
Prof Robin Crewe receives Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship to continue research on the African Honeybee
Posted on 06 Jun 2013
The Board of the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust this week announced Prof Robin Crewe as the recipient of the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award for 2012. Prof Crewe, currently acting as Senior Vice-Principal at UP, is the thirteenth recipient of the Award since its inception and the first from UP.
“This very generous award provides us with an extraordinary opportunity to document the importance of understanding the biology of African honeybee populations to the conception of honeybee sociality globally and provide potential solutions to the threat of the loss of honeybee populations,” Prof Crewe said.
UP’s architecture students change lives at informal settlements in Mamelodi
Posted on 05 Jun 2013
Honours students of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Architecture have joined forces in proposing interventions to uplift the lives of people at Alaska and Lusaka informal settlements in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria. The interventions are aimed at improving the informal settlements and will also meet the needs of the community through job creation, upliftment in terms of agriculture and creating recreational facilities.
Prof Don Cowan receives an A-rating from the National Research Foundation
Posted on 04 Jun 2013
Prof Don Cowan, an international researcher of note and the Director of both the Institutional Research Theme in Genomics and the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics (CMEG) at the University of Pretoria (UP), recently received an A-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF).
“Missing the Point of Multilingualism?”
Prof Stephan Mühr
Posted on 04 Jun 2013
Multilingualism is a widespread phenomenon occurring in numerous societies throughout the world, including South Africa. However, attitudes towards first and second languages are problematic in South Africa. In this context, the envisaged multilingual policy is addressing an urgent, valid and realistic target for national education.
It seems logical to assume that sociocultural cohesion in South Africa would benefit greatly if its overall population were fluent in at least three of its 11 official languages. A policy objective to that effect seems feasible for South Africa, given the considerable body of international research that has taken a favourable view of the prospects for successful educational implementation of multilingual policy that is mother-tongue referenced.