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Lifetime Award for achievement by an individual
Lifetime Award for achievement by an individual
Professor Robin Crewe is an internationally-renowned researcher, educator and innovator for the work he has done on social insects, particularly...
Optimising algorithms to enhance decision-making
Optimising algorithms to enhance decision-making
Algorithms are shaping the way we live. At its most simple, an algorithm is a step-by-step process for solving a problem. Some are everyday...
How to complete your doctorate while serving in the Cabinet
How to complete your doctorate while serving in the Cabinet
Naledi Pandor, the minister of international relations and co-operation and previously the minister of higher education, reflects on her...
Future Africa: forging transdisciplinary solutions to Africa’s challenges
Future Africa: forging transdisciplinary solutions to Africa’s challenges
Research is central to the University of Pretoria’s long-term vision. It aims to be a leading research-intensive university in Africa, recognised...
Brothers in conservation want to restore indigenous knowledge
Brothers in conservation want to restore indigenous knowledge
Dr Johan Wentzel reckons that he and Dr Ephraim Mabena could have been brothers in another lifetime, tied together by a common passion for nature...
African universities move up the ranks
African universities move up the ranks
Higher education institutions in Africa have moved up university rankings. This is according to the 2019 Emerging Economies University Rankings....
Mr Nice Guy with a big mission
Mr Nice Guy with a big mission
Professor Tawana Kupe appears to be cautious and reserved — until he begins to speak about his collection of books and his new job as...
Tuks appoints Kupe as new VC
Tuks appoints Kupe as new VC
Professor Tawana Kupe has been appointed vice-chancellor and principal of the University of Pretoria. The professor is currently the vice-principal...
Transformation taking place in the higher education system
Transformation taking place in the higher education system
The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) has recently celebrated its first 100 PhD graduates, demonstrating collaborative efforts between historically disadvantaged and advantaged universities, and how funding PhDs within the borders of South Africa brings...
South African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first
South African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first
Watching the two little lion cubs boisterously play with each other at a conservation centre outside of South Africa's capital Pretoria, it's hard...
Tiny beetles cause a giant crisis
Tiny beetles cause a giant crisis
A plague of tiny beetles is tearing into our trees and killing them. The unprecedented crisis has led to towns, cities, companies and universities...
Slice of life: My father’s death had a purpose
Slice of life: My father’s death had a purpose
When my father died in January of 2012 it was hard and very frustrating because “life had to start then”.

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