University of Pretoria Logo
English |  Afrikaans |    
  

Expert economist returns home as Director
School of Public Management and Administration
Posted on 23 Sep 2014

Prof Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu has been appointed as Director and Head of the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) with effect from 1 September 2014.

[Read More]

Prof Don Cowan receives Chancellorís Award
Martie Meyer
Posted on 23 Sep 2014

Prof Don Cowan, an international researcher of note and the Director of both the Genomics Research Institute (GRI) and the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics (CMEG) in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, was recently awarded the Chancellorís Award for Research.

[Read More]

Heritage Day Message
DUR
Posted on 23 Sep 2014

September 24 is a very special day in South Africaís calendar where we all come together to celebrate our heritage. This year the University of Pretoria celebrates 20 years of democracy in South Africa and acknowledges the diversity of cultures and traditions that give us our shared heritage.

[Read More]

Castle Lager, Mark Boucher and the Veterinary Genetics Lab put rhinos in safe hands
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 19 Sep 2014

Cricket icon Mark Boucher is not only a champion sportsman, but also someone who is committed to playing his part to protect rhinos from extinction. After retiring from cricket, he partnered with Castle Lager to set up the Castle Lager Boucher Legacy Ė Rhino in Safe Hands. Boucher chose to specifically support UPís Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) and aims to raise enough money to register all South Africaís rhinos onto the DNA database of the VGL, known as RhODIS.

[Read More]

TuksFootball shines for the University of Pretoria
Morris Gilbert
Posted on 19 Sep 2014

TuksFootball has made the University extremely proud by retaining the Varsity Sports title, said the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey on Thursday at a function where the 2014 champions were duly honoured.

[Read More]

Unlocking the secrets of lightning
Ansa Heyl
Posted on 19 Sep 2014

In South Africa, approximately 80 to 100 people die each year as a result of lightning strikes, and approximately seven times as many people are struck and survive. Dr Ryan Blumenthal, a senior specialist in the Department of Forensic Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria, has spent over ten years researching the effects of lightning on the human and the animal body and is very knowledgeable on the risks associated with this capricious and unpredictable natural phenomenon.

[Read More]

Daspoort Clinic Celebrates 50 years!
DUR
Posted on 19 Sep 2014

Medical and health care science students have been providing free primary health care and assistive interventions to needy patients in Daspoort for 50 years.

[Read More]

World Rhino day 2014: Research by the University of Pretoria to aid in the Rhinoís fight for survival
DUR
Posted on 19 Sep 2014

World Rhino Day on 22 September celebrates all five species of rhino Ė the Black, White, Greater One-Horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos- living abundantly and free. Initiated in 2010 by WWF-South Africa when poaching started to escalate, it has since became an international event, uniting people and organisations from across the world who are committed to saving these animals.

[Read More]

Twin taxonomic appointments on international commissions for two UP microbiologists
Martie Meyer
Posted on 17 Sep 2014

Two staff members of the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and researchers associated with FABI, were recently elected to serve on the international bodies governing bacterial and fungal taxonomy.

[Read More]

Sedibeng Water and UP
Myan Subrayan
Posted on 15 Sep 2014

On 9 September 2014, UPís Department of Chemical Engineering hosted the launch of the Sedibeng Water Chair in Water Utilisation Engineering. This is a research collaboration initiative between UP and Sedibeng Water. It was attended by key industry players and UP staff. Key addresses were delivered by UPís Prof Roelf Sandenbergh, Prof Philip de Vaal, Prof Evans Chirwa and Mr R Takalani, Director: Corporate Services and Acting Chief Executive from Sedibeng Water.

[Read More]

 
 
1
 
«View Archives  |   Subscribe to 's news feed