Maryke Steynvaart
Cannabis Research at UP

Cannabis Research at UP

Cannabis has been used by humans for millennia for its medicinal and psychoactive properties. The cannabis plant also has various industrial uses, and is a more environmentally friendly substitute for various materials such as plastic. Recently, increased resistance...

To return or not to return?

To return or not to return?

MARYKE STEYNVAART As South Africa moves into level two of the lockdown, the question on everybody’s mind is whether students should return to campus and residences or not. The shift to level two lockdown has resulted in several restrictions being lifted, and economic...

The psychology of pandemics

The psychology of pandemics

Pandemics, natural disasters, and wars have historically impacted the psychological well-being of humans. This is no different for students at UP during the first major pandemic in a hundred years. Increased psychological strain and feelings of despair are normal in a...

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