New study shows southern Africa will become drier
Dr. Francois Engelbrecht
Posted on 12 Dec 2008
In the midst of the debate of a water crisis threatening South Africa, a new climate change study reveals that southern Africa is likely to become drier as a result of Global Warming and associated climate change.
HPC & Trust Fund for Excellence in Sport plan Mauritius Swimming Future
Posted on 12 Dec 2008
The High Performance Centre (hpc) and the Trust Fund for Excellence in Mauritius are planning the future of the Islands Swimming stars. Michael Glover, CVO of the Centre, established the Academy to develop swimming in Mauritius.
Human rights activist warns against violation of prisoners’ rights
Posted on 11 Dec 2008
“Prisoner’s rights are human rights just as women’s rights are human rights,” says Mrs Vera Chirwa, a human rights activist from Malawi and former Special Rapporteur, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
University of Pretoria cuts through the top at esteemed Thinkahead Awards 2008
Posted on 10 Dec 2008
The University of Pretoria was recently accoladed as the Top Institution for 2008 at the highly esteemed seventh annual Sappi Thinkahead Awards, hosted at Carfax in Newtown, Johannesburg. Not only did the institution — which is celebrating a 100 years of excellence — showcase its achievements in grooming the best up-and-coming information designers, but it was further elevated when the evening’s big winner, Barbara Cilliers was awarded the Gold Award for Best Portfolio.
Tuks rake in the Medals at Africa Swim Champs
Posted on 09 Dec 2008
6 Days of Swimming and 10 Medals for the swimmers from Tuks at the African Swimming Champions is not bad at all. And to sweeten the pot, the swimmers came from Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Kenya and South Africa.
Human rights law students to graduate at the University of Pretoria
Posted on 08 Dec 2008
Thirty-two law students from 20 countries who have just completed a Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa will receive their degrees this Wednesday (10 December 2008), International Human Rights Day, at a graduation ceremony of the University of Pretoria. On this day, sixty years ago, the United Nations adopted the Declaration of Human Rights.
UP committed to humane handling of horses used for testing vaccines
Posted on 04 Dec 2008
Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP), the Department of Agriculture, UP’s Faculty of Veterinary Science, the Animal Rights Coalition, the Highveld Horse Care Unit and the Wetnose Animal Rescue Centre issued a joint statement on the commitment to the humane handling of horses used for testing vaccines after a recent workshop organised by OBP. The objective of the workshop was to identify alternative methods of disposal of horses and to reach consensus and acceptance by all of the parties, to the chosen methods.