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TuksAlumni Office: Support and Services

Department of University Relations

The Alumni Office would like to support all interest groups on campus to reach their alumni.

1. Dispatch of electronic communication to alumni: Many interest groups would like to send communication to alumni and therefore it is important to manage the process to prevent alumni from being overwhelmed with e-mails. As soon as too many e-mails are sent, especially if they are not directed at specific target groups, the receiver builds up resistance and often asks to be removed from the mailing list. In order to ensure optimal use of e-mail dispatch, adherence to certain guidelines is important (Click here to view the guidelines). Contact Jacqui Pietersen at 012 420 3702 or

2. Access to telephones (students): Telephones in the Alumni Office will, as far as possible, be made available for students to contact their alumni on behalf of their residence/interest group/faculty to update contact information. This should be arranged one week in advance with the Alumni Office.

3. Media exposure: The Alumni Office would like to report on all alumni functions on the web page and where possible, in the electronic newsletter. Interest groups are requested to forward information and photographs on alumni activities or achievements to the Alumni Office.

4. Alumni reunions and events: The Alumni Office will gladly give advice to any interest group organising reunions or events (such as residence reunions or prestige lectures). The Alumni Office would like to be presented at these events.

TuksAlumni reserves the right to change the guidelines above if necessary. Kindly contact the Alumni Office at x 3086 or at

Kindly visit the homepage of the TuksAlumni Office at for more information about their work, events and aims.  


Seminar report-back: The right to life in Africa - 31/07/2014
From Department of Political Sciences

On 29 July the Department of Political Sciences and the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) hosted a discussion on the protection of the right to life in Africa.

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uBuntu - 31/07/2014
From Department of Jurisprudence

In July 2014, the Department of Jurisprudence once again hosted Prof Drucilla Cornell (Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Women’s & Gender Studies, and Comparative Literature at Rutgers University) as part of the uBuntu Project. Together with Professor Cornell, who is also Extraordinary Professor in the Department and Director of the uBuntu Project, a number of events were organised.

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Public Health Seminar, 1 August 2014 - 31/07/2014
From School of Health Systems and Public Health

Investigation of increased cases of diarrhoea in De Doorns/ Worcester, Cape Winelands Districts, Western Cape Province, February/ March 2014 Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE) outbreak investigation, 19-25 May 2014 Home for Abondoned children, Gauteng

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Fine Arts students of the University of Pretoria participate in the Turbine Art Fair 2014 - 31/07/2014
From Department of Visual Arts

The Turbine Art Fair was held this past weekend from the 17th-20th July 2014 at the Turbine Hall in Newtown. The Turbine Hall’s unique history and position within Newtown, Johannesburg provided TAF14’s central theme – “Emerge”. Young and emerging South African artists were represented by various galleries at the fair.

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Commonwealth scholar at UP focuses on relationship between artwork and onlooker - 30/07/2014
From Department of Visual Arts

Johan Thom, a prolific artist who has received numerous awards and is currently a lecturer in the University of Pretoria's Department of Fine Arts, will soon receive his PhD from the University College of London (UCL) through the Slade School of Art. Thom was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship by the Canon Collins Trust in 2008 and returned to South Africa last year, when he joined the staff at his alma mater as the coordinator for postgraduate students.

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