Prof De la Rey calls for a ‘bigger and better’ Woolly Winter Campaign in 2013
Posted on 14 May 2013
Speaking on TuksFM’s Bang Bang Breakfast Show, the University of Pretoria’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, announced that the second Woolly Winter Campaign will be launched earlier in a bid to make it ‘bigger and better’ than the previous year’s effort.
Academics honoured at the University of Pretoria
Posted on 26 Apr 2013
The University of Pretoria paid tribute to its academics from various fields of study for their outstanding research endeavours. Thirty researchers were acknowledged for their commitment to quality education and research at this year’s Academic Achievers Awards held on 24 April 2013.
Malaria deaths show downturn
Posted on 25 Apr 2013
South Africa has made considerable progress in malaria control in the past decade, says Prof Tiaan de Jager, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control at the University of Pretoria (UP). He spoke on the eve of World Malaria Day (25 April) and said South Africa plans to eradicate the spread of malaria within the country’s borders by 2018. This will, however, take hard work, time and above all, money.
The World Marks Immunisation Week 21-28 April 2013
Dr Mphelekedzeni Mulaudzi
Posted on 24 Apr 2013
This week is World Immunisation Week (WIW), which is an annual event from 20-28 April 2013. It is a globally recognised initiative by the World Health Organization (WHO) which aims to raise awareness of the significance of immunisation. It is also referred to as ‘Vaccination to the society’. This year’s WIW theme is “Protect your world by getting vaccinated. Don’t fall ill from diseases that can be prevented. Immunisation saves lives”.
Keeping South Africa’s immunisation effort on track
Posted on 19 Apr 2013
The University of Pretoria’s Department of Virology will mark World Immunisation Week with an awareness-raising lecture on preventing influenza. This intervention comes as China battles to contain a new influenza strain – H7N9 – which has claimed a number of lives. The university aims to influence its staff to take precautions against the most common flu viruses by getting vaccinated at the start of the winter months.
TuksFM showcases the best in SA campus radio at 2013 MTN Radio Awards
Loutjie van der Merwe
Posted on 17 Apr 2013
Tuks FM attended the 2013 MTN Radio Awards presented at a Gala Banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday, 13 April. The station walked away with seven awards including the prestigious Campus Station of the Year award for the second consecutive year. This year’s awards programme, the fourth edition of this South African radio industry celebration, attracted well over 1 000 entries, pushing up entries by 52 percent, from the number of entries received in 2012.
Prof Sathekge elected president of international society for nuclear medicine
Posted on 12 Apr 2013
The Head of The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Pretoria, Prof Mike Sathekge, was unanimously elected as the fifth president of the International Society of Radiolabelled Blood Elements (ISORBE) following the society’s 16th congress, hosted by the University from 21–22 March 2013. During the congress, attended by nuclear medicine specialists from 14 countries, 15 international speakers addressed the delegates on a wide range of topics.
Olympic Gold Medallist receives honours degree from UP
Posted on 12 Apr 2013
“It was a great challenge.”
This is how Matthew Brittain described his schedule last year when he was preparing for his participation in the 2012 London Olympic Games while simultaneously working to obtain his honours degree in Economics at the University of Pretoria (UP).
DST Minister supports National Science Deans Forum
Posted on 12 Apr 2013
'Science faculties all over South Africa, and probably worldwide, face a number of similar challenges within the higher education system – hence the need for them to share best practices and to collectively develop strategies to advance science, not only in South Africa, but in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region generally. So I welcome this opportunity to address the Forum, as it is important that we get together from time to time to provide feedback to each other and to re-align our thoughts.'