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ELECTION OF A CONVOCATION MEMBER TO THE COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY: Announcement of election result
Registrar
Posted on 17 Sep 2013

As you are aware, the election of a Convocation member to serve on Council was concluded on 4 September 2013. The election process as well as the counting of votes was verified and confirmed by KPMG.

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Mr Ben Alberts: 1939 - 2013
TuksAlumni
Posted on 10 Apr 2013

It is with sadness that the University has learned of the passing of Mr Ben Alberts, alumnus, member of the Convocation and former Chairman of the University Council.

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Tree-planting tradition honoured on Welcoming Day
TuksAlumni
Posted on 28 Jan 2013

The University of Pretoria opened its doors for 2013 for students with the annual Welcoming Day for first-year students on 26 January. New students and their guests attended the day and were welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey. Mr Tshiamo Maimane, a first-year student in Civil Engineering, planted a tree that represents the year group, and symbolises the new group of students who will themselves become alumni. Three Crossberry trees (Grewia occidentalis) were planted by Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Mr Leon de Kock, who represented the TuksAlumni Board, and Mr Tshiamo Maimane.

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UP takes the lead in liver cancer treatment
TuksAlumni
Posted on 22 Aug 2012

The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Pretoria, based at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital, recently performed a groundbreaking procedure without a surgical operation on patients with cancerous liver tumours. This was the first time this procedure, known as selective internal radiation therapy or SIRT, had been performed in South Africa.

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Proud UP alumna is a champion
TuksAlumni
Posted on 22 Aug 2012

Landie Visser (now Greyling) graduated from the University of Pretoria at the end of 2007 with a BComHons (Accounting Science) and a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA). Although she was fit and trained for at least an hour a day while she was a student, she was by no means a serious athlete.

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Still making a difference
TuksAlumni
Posted on 22 Aug 2012

Anton Engelbrecht had always wanted to become a medical doctor, and enrolled for a degree in medicine at the University of Pretoria in 1985. During his fourth year, he broke his neck while playing in a rugby match for Maroela, and was diagnosed with incomplete quadriplegia. It would be fair to assume that this would be the end of his dreams, plans and even his life. In fact, his life only started after this event, he says.

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Girl of Africa builds an empire
TuksAlumni
Posted on 22 Aug 2012

Octavia Matloa is a business superwoman. At the age of only 36, she owns a number of companies which she founded herself. Furthermore, she is a board member of Great Basin Gold, an international mining company, and she is the first female curator in the insurance industry.

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AlumNews
TuksAlumni
Posted on 22 Aug 2012

Welcome to AlumNews, a regular column in the TuksAlumni Newsletter in which you can read about the latest achievements of fellow alumni as reflected in the media. You are welcome to submit contributions to alumni@up.ac.za. Please include your UP qualifications and the year in which you graduated. Also read about the passing of Dr Cornel Grobler in Alaska and about architect Pieter Mathews and his company, which was invited to the Venice Architecture Biennale.

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News from the TuksAlumni Office
TuksAlumni
Posted on 22 Aug 2012

Alumni had the opportunity to listen to high-profile speakers over the past few months. First Maria Ramos, CEO of Absa, was the guest speaker at the Alumni business breakfast, and Morné du Plessis, former Springbok captain, addressed the Johannesburg Regional Association, while Stephan Welz shared some of his knowledge with the members of TuksClub 60+.

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International alumni news: UP honours British philanthropist and interior design expert
TuksAlumni
Posted on 22 Aug 2012

The University of Pretoria conferred an honorary doctorate in Architecture on a person who has had an enormous influence on the discipline of interior design since he entered the profession in the 1950s. Sir Terence Orby Conran (81) is a designer, a restaurateur, an entrepreneur, the author of numerous books on interior design, the founder of the Design Museum and a businessman. Most importantly, he is a philanthropist who has made the discipline of interior design accessible worldwide.

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UP excels
TuksAlumni
Posted on 22 Aug 2012

The University of Pretoria is continuously expanding its research and facilities. Leading researchers at UP are hard at work to find a solution to malaria control in South Africa and Africa, and a research chair was established for the mining industry. With regard to facilities, a new study centre for engineering students is being constructed, while the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Wellbeing was established and a research facility for the Department of Civil Engineering were opened.

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Staff news and achievements
TuksAlumni
Posted on 22 Aug 2012

The University’s staff members have been making a name for themselves far and wide. Prof Nthabiseng Ogude, former Vice-Principal for Teaching and Learning, has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), Dr Carol Nonkwelo joined the University as the new Director for Research and Innovation Support, and Mr Prince Mashele (Political Sciences), Prof Mike Wingfield (Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute), Prof Ann Skelton (Centre for Child Law), Prof Kobus Eloff (Veterinary Science), Prof Bernard Slippers (Genetics) and Dr Lindelani Mnguni (Science Education) were acknowledged for their excellent achievements.

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Student news and achievements
TuksAlumni
Posted on 22 Aug 2012

The University’s students have recently been in the spotlight, both nationally and internationally. All eyes were on Team South Africa at the Summer Olympics in London, and Tuks’s athletes and coaching staff comprised 32 of these members. The campus radio station, Tuks FM, has been selected as Campus Station of the Year for 2012, and two of the University’s multimedia students were placed first and second in an international film-making competition.





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From the TuksAlumni inbox
TuksAlumni
Posted on 22 Aug 2012

The TuksAlumni Office received a letter from Japie Bogaards. You are welcome to send a message on TuksAlumni matters that can be placed in this newsletter. Kindly keep your letters as short as possible.

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Upcoming events
TuksAlumni
Posted on 22 Aug 2012

Take a look at the events planned for the rest of the year to make sure you don’t miss out. Kindly contact the TuksAlumni Office on 012 420 3086 for more information or visit www.up.ac.za/alumni.

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New President of the Convocation elected
TuksAlumni
Posted on 22 Aug 2012

Mr Leo Haese has been elected as the President of the Convocation with a majority of votes during the recent election.

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The TuksAlumni e-newsletter
TuksAlumni
Posted on 11 Jun 2012

Read the latest edition of the Alumni e-newsletter.

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Get a new Tukkie Card
Alumni
Posted on 11 May 2012

It is an uncomplicated, effortless way in which to continue your involvement with your Alma Mater without having to pay an extra cent.



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Laureate Awards: Call for nominations
TuksAlumni
Posted on 21 Feb 2012

The TuksAlumni Board will once again present its highest recognition, the Laureate Award, to deserving alumni and friends of the University of Pretoria. You are cordially invited to nominate meritorious alumni and other achievers for this award. The awards will be presented during an award ceremony on 16 November this year.

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