25-28 September 2009, The African city CENTRE: (re)sourced
What started as a once-off event in Tanzania in 2005 was followed up by the Architecture Today congress in Kumasi, Ghana in 2007. At the TU Delft African Perspectives it was decided to grown the series into a bi-annual event hosted on the African continent focussing on architecture of the Africa.
AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES 2009, the third international conference in the series to be hosted in Africa, will focus on the unique and diverse character of the African City as resource as well as resourcing the city.
The AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES 2009, conference will be hosted in conjunction with one of the highlights on the South African architectural calendar: the annual Architectural Students Conference which attracts close to a thousand students from across the sub-continent.
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.
Report by UP's Prof Heyns considered in EU resolution - 05/03/2014
On 27 February 2014 the European Parliament adopted Resolution 2014/2567(RSP) on the use of armed drones wherein it notes its concerns on the deaths of thousands of civilians where drones have been used. The European Parliament’s resolution comes after the 2013 reports submitted to the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council by among others, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Professor Christof Heyns, who is also the co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa from the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.
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.