Welcome to the hpc & TuksSport Academies’ Adopt an Athlete Programme!
“People in every nation love sport. Its values – fitness, fair play, teamwork and the pursuit of excellence – are universal. It can be a powerful force for good in the lives of people devastated by war or poverty – especially children. Let governments, international organizations and community groups everywhere draw on the promise of sport to promote human rights, development and peace.”
(Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General)
The hpc is proud to offer current and future business partners the opportunity to become an integral part of the life of a future sport star!
We are passionate about and firmly believe in long-term-athlete development. With your help, we can support young athletes on their long journey to success and turn their dreams into reality.
Official launch of the National Biodiversity and Business Network - 21/05/2013
The National Biodiversity and Business Network of South Africa was officially launched at the Gordon Institute of Business Sciences (GIBS) in Sandton on 15 May 2013. The University of Pretoria was represented by Dr Claudious Chikozho and Ms Anesu Makina, both from Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL), as well as Prof Don Cowan from FABI.
TuksGolf Training Centre officially opened at the University of Pretoria - 17/05/2013
The University of Pretoria prides itself on its publicly recognised achievements pertaining to its various sporting fraternities. These achievements can be attributed to the University’s sporting facilities, which are of the highest quality among South African universities. To add to its quality achievements, the University of Pretoria, through TuksSport and the High Performance Centre (hpc), has now officially opened a golf training centre.
South African law professor to report to the United Nations on Lethal Robots - 16/05/2013
South African human rights law professor, Christof Heyns, will submit a widely anticipated report on Lethal Autonomous Robots (LARs) to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on 29 May 2013.
Prof Heyns, from the University of Pretoria (UP), was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions in 2010. During last year, he conducted worldwide research on the question whether states should be allowed to use LARs - weapons that, once deployed, can use lethal force without further human intervention - during war, or peace.