The fifth round of the Tuks Young Research Leader Programme successfully completed a fifth round on 14 and 15 October. The workshop took place, for the first time, at the new Future Africa Institute. 

Imagine this headline in 2037: "Mushrooms make Africa great again"...Future Africa's Dr Rosemary Kinge Tonjock, from Cameroon, believes the modest #mushroom could help boost #foodsecurity in Africa.

Technology has permeated different aspects of our lives and by all indications this is only going to increase with Artificial Intelligence (AI) set to be at pole position.

Future Africa is excited to welcome its new Director, Prof Cheikh Mbow, who joins the team from START-International in Washington DC. 

Could a cure for Alzheimer’s be growing in this biotechnologist’s backyard? Over 2 million dementia sufferers in sub-Saharan Africa are waiting for a cure or a treatment that does better than just slowing their deterioration. A treatment they and their families can afford and trust.

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.