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  • UP EXPERT OPINION: SA needs to embrace an African identity 20 June 2024
    "As SA’s political parties remain locked in talks to form a government of national unity, one issue that has been neglected is the battle to define the country’s foreign policy," writes Prof Adekeye Adebajo.
  • Tuks "doctors" on the verge of qualifying for the Paris Olympics 19 June 2024
    Recently, during a league meeting at Pilditch, the Tuks medical student, Charne Swart, won the 800 metres in a time of 2:00.34. It is the fourth time she has set a new personal best this season.
  • The University of Pretoria’s industrial engineering graduates thrive in industry 17 June 2024
    Kutlwano Mabeba is a business analyst at Lombard Insurance who graduated with a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pretoria (UP) in 2019. She is currently enrolled for a master’s degree in innovation management with the University’s Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM) in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology.
  • We need to relieve people of negative ideas around blood donation by appealing to their human ... 14 June 2024
    “We need to relieve people of negative ideas around blood donation by appealing to their human nature,” writes Dr Deborah Vaz’s of UP’s Department of Haematology in light of World Blood Donor Day, observed annually on 14 June.
  • Dr Bertha Jacobs receives NRF rating 14 June 2024
    Dr Bertha Jacobs, a senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Consumer and Food Sciences, is among the latest cohort of UP academics who were recently allocated a National Research Foundation (NRF) rating in recognition of their contribution in their fields of study and the high-quality research outputs they produce.
  • ‘Be open to opportunities’ 14 June 2024
    “With advancements in science and technology, activism in rights and freedoms, and an array of opportunities to learn and improve, today’s youth have the privilege of making informed choices of how to shape their lives, their future and the nation’s future,” says Irene Nyakagere Thomas (34), a postdoctoral fellow and the Future Africa Chair in […]
  • The voice of tomorrow 14 June 2024
    “Engaging in opportunities presented by institutions, both academic and non-academic, are invaluable in creating learning opportunities for youth,” says Robert May (20), chairperson of House Humanities in the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Humanities. He tells us more about how youth should take advantage of every opportunity without allowing fear to limit them.
  • ‘You don’t have to have it all figured out at the beginning’ 14 June 2024
    UP physiology lecturer Dr Abe Kasonga chats to us about his research, his role as a lecturer and overcoming uncertainty about his career choice, and offers advice to aspiring physiologists.