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Faculty of Humanities

Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities is one of the most comprehensive Humanities Faculties in the country with 18 different academic departments and two teaching units. The faculty is committed to sustaining critical intellectual enquiry and makes a significant contribution to the development of South Africa’s human resource capacity by delivering knowledgeable graduates on both undergraduate and postgraduate level with excellent qualifications in languages, basic and core social sciences and the arts. 


PsySSA Roadshow - 23/04/2014
From Psychology

This year marks the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA)’s 20th anniversary and in the spirit of serving the discipline of Psychology, the society is currently undertaking a road show to strengthen their ties with academic departments at tertiary institutions throughout South Africa.

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Prof John Creswell visits the University of Pretoria - 23/04/2014
From Centre for Augmentative & Alternative Communication

Staff and students from the Centre for AAC attended an expert lecture by Prof John Creswell on the latest advances in Mixed methods hosted by the Faculty of Education.

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Prof Antoinette Lombard is guest speaker at the University of the Witwatersrand - 16/04/2014
From Department of Social Work & Criminology

Prof Antoinette Lombard, head of the Department of Social Work and Criminology, was the guest speaker at a Faculty of Humanities graduation ceremony of the University of the Witwatersrand on 2 April 2014.

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Exchange Studies in Konstanz - 15/04/2014
From Department of Modern European Languages

My exchange semester to the University of Konstanz, Germany has been by far one of the best experiences in my life.

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Prof David Maree talks about memory at Wits graduation ceremony - 08/04/2014
From Psychology

Professor David Maree, Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Pretoria, was invited to be a guest speaker at the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Humanities at Wits University on 3 April 2014. In this capacity, Prof Maree shared some illuminating facts about the brain and its capabilities.

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Spotlight on...

Meet the Director of the Capital Cities Project - 10/03/2014
Prof Alan Mabin has been appointed as Research Fellow at the University of Pretoria, leading the project 'Capital cities – space, justice and belonging’.

Click here for more information on the World Social Science Forum 2015, ICC, Durban, South Africa, 13 to 16 September 2015