Memorable moments: what makes a tourist experience?
Tourism is one of the few sectors of the economy that is growing in South Africa, thanks in part to our unique and world-class natural and cultural resources.
Death is temporary - the resurrection of the naked mole rat
Prof Nigel Bennett and Dr Heike Lutermann, of the University of Pretoria's Department of Zoology and Entomology, are involved in an exciting study on the naked mole rat that has been featured in Science.
Africa's protected areas have only a quarter of the elephants they should
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria provides an estimate of the number of elephants that should be present in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries.
UP study addresses issues of violence and loss among South African children
Drs Miemsie Steyn and Melanie Moen from the Faculty of Education at UP, undertook an Early Childhood Education study of young children aged between six and nine years in order to identify predominant themes prevailing in the early school-going phase.
UP project to support South African dairy industry
A project by researchers from the Department of Production Animal Studies tackles some of the big unanswered questions regarding mastitis treatment failure at South African dairies.
New compounds show promise for the treatment of tuberculosis
A study by Prof Tahir Pillay and Dr MA Islam from the Department of Chemical Pathology at UP, has identified three compounds that may have potential for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB).
From conveyor belts to insulation, CNES at UP is improving energy efficiency
The School of Engineering at the University of Pretoria is home to many important groups dedicated to improving the national electric grid.
New innovations at UP spark modernisation of SA electrical grid
The South African electrical grid system has gone from the once world-class energy infrastructure of the 1980’s to a steadily deteriorating and barely maintained service today.
Power vs energy vs old age: what’s been plunging SA into the dark?
South Africa’s national electrical grid system is under increasing strain due to aging infrastructure, insufficient maintenance, and a lack of real-time monitoring.
UP partners with government and private sector to boost SA’s electrical grid
South Africa’s national electrical grid system is under increasing strain due to aging infrastructure and insufficient maintenance.