It’s the year 2035. Nigeria’s massive jobs surge has prompted other African governments to adopt its youth startup funding model. 

The year is 2033 and the world has finally stopped a tree-killing fungus wreaking havoc on the global forestry industry, all thanks to African scientists.

Imagine a future where an African-led team of scientists announce the first HIV vaccine.

The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Tshwane (BEST) project aims to measure the contribution to ecosystem functions and services by native plants in urban contexts. The native garden at Future Africa is one of two native patches that have been implemented on the project, the other being at the Javett Art Centre on Hatfield campus.

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) was launched in 2013 by the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and aims to make Africa the global hub for science and technology.

This month we celebrate all the achievements of all women staff and students who contribute to THE UP WAY and vision.  These women’s positive contribution to our society, through pursuing excellence in teaching, research, and innovation, is instrumental to UP.

The Department of Consumer and Food Sciences at the University of Pretoria is hosting a special dinner to celebrate our indigenous food of which some of these ingredients will be foraged on their Future Africa Campus. DIANE DE BEER spoke to botanist and curator Jason Sampson as well as some of the other participants about this exciting concept.

The West Africa Science Leadership Programme (W-ASLP) was launched during a three-day leadership training workshop from the 21st to the 23rd of July 2019 at the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), University of Ghana. 

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Tawana Kupe, held an informal introductory function with the University of Pretoria Postdoctoral community in Future Africa.

The year is 2035. Governments all over Africa have adopted a successful Nigerian funding model for youth startups.

 

What do the Sustainable Development Goals, Little Red Riding Hood and Sixty Minutes have in common? 

Mandela Day reminds us of the 67 years of service of the life that Dr. Nelson Mandela devoted to serving humanity. The 18 of July is a time when South Africans and the international community are called upon to commit to serving, and making a difference to the lives of those less fortunate than we are.