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On a different buzz: Why we need flies

For many people, the idea of flies buzzing about isn’t very appealing, as they are typically associated with dirt and disease. But...

SA student shines in global wood competition

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has announced the three global winners of the 2018-2019 Blue Sky Young Researchers...

UP breaks new ground in the fight against malaria

From insect-repellent socks to potential new drugs from local plants, the University of Pretoria’s Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC) is turning up...

UP vets assist at chimp sanctuary in the DRC

University of Pretoria (UP) veterinary ophthalmologist, Dr Izak Venter, accompanied by Dr Keri-Lee Dobbie, a veterinary surgeon and resident in ophthalmology, recently travelled to...

Cell phone tech improves human-lion co-existence

While conservationists work to protect the last free-roaming lions of Africa, rural communities living in areas where these lions exist continue to fear for...

UP Natural Hazard Centre celebrates 10 years

The UP Natural Hazard Centre Africa is 10 years old this year.  The centre is the successor to the Aon Benfield Natural Hazard Centre...

UP Veterinary Science course ranked 43rd in World Uni rankings

The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Veterinary Science course has been ranked 43rd globally in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings for 2019. UP...

UP’s Nutrilab open for business

The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Nutrilab, specialising in analysing animal feed for nutritional content, is once again open for business after closing its services...

UP and AFMA sign MoA to establish Africa’s first training and...

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between the University of Pretoria (UP) and the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association (AFMA) to the value of R50 million...

UP Food Science academic takes top international prize

Thulani Sibanda, a PhD student in Food Science, was recently awarded first prize in the 2018 Food Safety without Borders Graduate Student Paper Competition...