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. 

After a series of lunches at FABI in 2018, the TYRLP fellows held their first lunch at the Future Africa campus on the 17th of July 2019.

On the 16th of July, 2019, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Professor Tawana Kupe, hosted the 23rd lecture in the UP Expert Lecture Series at Future Africa titled “World's first 3D-printed middle-ear transplant: Technological Advances in the 4IR”.

"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." -Nelson Mandela

On the 2nd of July, 2019, the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) hosted a Stakeholder Awareness Workshop on the 2019 White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation on the Future Africa Conference Centre, at the University of Pretoria. 

The Virtual Irrigation Academy (VIA) is having a two-day expo and conference at the  Future  Africa Campus.

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Twana Kupe took some time off his busy schedule to share a special dinner with the Early Career Research Leader Fellowship (ECRLF) fellows.

UP Future Africa hosts international low-cost viral diagnostics workshop featuring open-source technologies. 

The launch of Future Africa at the University of Pretoria is a “timely response to placing science, technology and innovation at the centre of Africa’s development”.

The Future Africa Academic Strategy Group meets regularly to create and solidify the strategy through which Future Africa will transform the world through African research excellence.

Africa has and faces challenges that can appear overwhelmingly complex and immutable. So often calls to actions approach this with force, vigour and the banging of drums – “overturn structures”, “rebuild from scratch”, “FIX”. Revolutions are important.