Dumelang! Sanibonani! Lotjhani! Ever wondered what people do when they are planning a lekgotla or an imbizo? Is it one of your New Year's resolutions to learn an African Language? Then the department of African Languages is the place for you. Welcome to the Department that can really make you multilingual – your gateway to the future.
In our Department, we cater for the whole spectrum of language learners – from beginners to people who have an African language as a home language. So, even if you have no knowledge of an African language, you are welcome to join us on a journey through the landscape of the languages that surround you every day.
UP Professor awarded UNESCO-UNU Chair - 11/03/2014
Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti, associate professor in the department of Political Sciences and Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at UP, has been appointed as Chair in Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People by UNESCO in collaboration with the United Nations University.
Tuks Camerata gets high recognition - 07/03/2014
Michael Barrett, composer and conductor of the University of Pretoria’s 71-member Tuks Camerata student choir, has been paid the high compliment of having one of his works published by the biggest international distributor of choral music.
Research on the use of information and communication technologies - 27/02/2014
A pilot study was conducted by Prof Felicite Fairer-Wessels of the Tourism Management Division amongst selected non-profit visitor information centres (VIC) to determine whether the information managers have sufficient knowledge management capabilities in terms of tacit or explicit knowledge, the knowledge management information life cycle and knowledge management assets in terms of organisational processes.
UP shines at Solar Energy Conference - 03/02/2014
Lecturers and postgraduate students from UP made a valuable contribution to the Second South African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC), held in Port Elizabeth at the end of January 2014. The focus of the papers was on heat transfer aspects of heat exchanger equipment that contributes to making concentrating solar power (CSP) systems more effective.