Coronavirus: Gauteng universities disable biometric systems to prevent infection

2020-03-10 18:09

The University of Johannesburg and Wits University are in the process of suspending the use of their biometric access control systems as a precaution against the coronavirus.

FEEL GOOD | 25-year-old becomes youngest person to obtain law doctorate at Pretoria University

2020-02-14 09:46

Scholar Dr Marko Svicevic has set a new record for the youngest person to ever obtain a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Law.

University of Pretoria honours retired Constitutional Court Justice Zak Yacoob

2019-12-12 15:50

Retired Constitutional Court Justice Zak Yacoob has received an honourary doctorate from the University of Pretoria for his contribution to the law.

Collins Mbesuma still going strong in the NFD

2019-07-02 13:35

University of Pretoria have signed former Kaizer Chiefs hitman Collins Mbesuma as the club gears up for a promotion attempt in 2019/20.

WATCH: South Africa's new Scrabble champion and the missing Survivor idol

2019-04-02 05:12

Io is a valid scrabble word. Didn’t know that? Well, the newly crowned South African Scrabble champion Dr Harry Wiggins does, and it's one of the many words in his arsenal that took him to the top.

Tito Mboweni: We will regret phasing out Afrikaans at Tuks

2019-01-25 08:44

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has come out against the decision by the University of Pretoria to phase out Afrikaans as a medium of instruction.

AmaTuks part company with Shaun Bartlett

2018-07-31 14:38

National First Division (NFD) side the University of Pretoria FC have parted ways with head coach Shaun Bartlett, the club announced.

The floor space of SA shopping centres will soon be bigger than four countries

2018-02-22 16:41

Even as the very concept falls apart elsewhere, South African malls continue to grow. But things may just be different in SA.

Ramaphosa trust strips UP student in racist video of bursary

2017-10-30 21:38

The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust has rescinded the bursary of a University of Pretoria recipient after an offensive video, depicting her and a friend using derogatory language, surfaced.

Hearing into 'Afrikaner Christian'-only residence postponed

2017-06-14 22:58

The hearing into a complaint that the University of Pretoria's De Goede Hoop residence only accepts Afrikaans Christians has been postponed.


University of Pretoria halts biometric access systems to help stop spread of coronavirus

2020-03-07 19:07

The University of Pretoria will temporarily disable biometric access systems to stop any potential spread of the novel coronavirus, which has now infected two people in South Africa.

Joburg residents abuzz over influx of flies: Here's why & what you can do about it

2020-01-15 06:56

Joburgers have expressed both confusion and frustration over what seems to be an increase in flies this season.

OPINION: Central banks are waking up to climate change dangers. It's about time

2019-09-02 20:00

Central banks and other financial sector regulators have not always paid adequate attention to the sector’s impact on the environment, says

Why nonfiction books dominate SA's bestseller lists

2019-04-24 21:00

Controversial subjects, protests and threats of book burning get us talking about the place of books in society, says Beth le Roux.

ANC lauds 'historic' appointment of Prof Tawana Kupe as UP vice-chancellor

2018-11-22 16:27

The African National Congress in Gauteng has congratulated Professor Tawana Kupe "on his historic appointment as the first black vice-chancellor and principal of the University of Pretoria in over 100 years"

William Kentridge receives honorary PhD from the University of Pretoria

2018-04-12 16:19

Artist William Kentridge is well known for his animated expressionist drawings and films exploring time, the history of colonialism and the aspirations and failures of revolutionary politics.

University of Pretoria rubbishes coach's racism claims

2017-11-29 14:49

"Black coaches aren’t appreciated and don’t seem to get enough support from top management."

Students who used K-word on video suspended

2017-10-27 16:56

Two female students who used a racial slur on a video posted accidentally to a WhatsApp group have been suspended from the University of Pretoria, the university says.

University of Pretoria backtracks on students' suspension over sexist posters

2017-06-08 20:06

The University of Pretoria has not suspended male students who displayed posters with sexist slogans during a residence competition last month, despite originally saying that it had.

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