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Alumni of the University of Pretoria

As an alumnus or alumna of the University of Pretoria you belong to an ever-growing and unique network of Tukkies who leave their mark on society all over the world. Our alumni are our key products and the most important manifestation of UP's excellence. Stay involved with the University and TuksAlumni activities. Make your voice heard about University affairs and in doing so, contribute to your Alma Mater’s good reputation. By sharing and celebrating alumni achievements it ensures that your UP qualification remains sought after.

A Tukkie for Life  |  Benefits for and the role of Alumni


TuksAlumni e-Newsletter


Club and interest group news - 20/03/2014
From Alumni

Read about the new committees of the TuksAlumni Golf Club as well as TuksClub 60+ and the Caravan Club’s first rally for the year at the Dube Private Game Reserve.

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News from the TuksAlumni Office - 20/03/2014
From Alumni

Alumni supported the Tuks Varsity Cup teams and attended the Valentine wine-tasting event. Mr Setlogane Manchidi, Investec’s head of Corporate Social Investment (CSI) in South Africa, launched this year’s series of business breakfast events. The Pretoria East region has started its mentorship programme for new graduates, and the Young Alumni and Student Committee that was established last year is already playing an important part in assisting needy students.

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AlumNews and snippets - 20/03/2014
From Alumni

AlumNews is a feature in the TuksAlumni newsletter where you can read more about the latest achievements of fellow alumni. TuksAlumni wants to know about the success of UP’s alumni. Mellet & Human Architects won a prestigious property award and a young alumnus performed well at a multinational software company.

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Pioneer in adult learning is a Tukkie - 20/03/2014
From Alumni

An unassuming woman who was the first black female to obtain a PhD in education back in 1992 went on to become quite a trail blazer in the education landscape. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kha Ri Gude, a mass literacy campaign that has been enormously successful thus far.

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Cosmologist is a science role model for girls - 20/03/2014
From Alumni

Renée Hlozek is a young South African woman who works as a cosmologist at Princeton University in the USA. That is already a feat for any South African, but is also the understatement of the year. She is a Lyman Spitzer Jr postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Astrophysics at Princeton University, a Spitzer-Cotsen fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows.

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Upcoming Alumni Events:

 7 - 25 April:  Autumn Graduation Ceremonies
► 15 May:  TuksClub 60+: Lunch Hour Concert
► 16 May:  Alumni / Sanlam Golf Day in Cape Town
► 6 June:  Alumni Business Breakfast with Mr Brian Molefe
► 26 June:  TuksClub 60+: Visit to Onderstepoort Campus

YouTube video: Mr Setlogane Manchidi of Investec speaks at an alumni business breakfast on 7 March 2014: "Why purpose should be central to corporate giving".

Laureate nominations 2014 are open. Closing date: 2 June 2014

A proud Tukkie for life!

Support your Alma Mater with:

The Tukkie Credit Card: A normal Absa credit card in Tukkie colours which shows your Tukkie pride and costs you nothing extra.

The Alma Mater Fund: Your small monthly donations help other students to study at Tuks and you also enjoy benefits on campus.

* The Tuks Scholarship Fund: See how you can make a big difference in the lives of the next generation of South Africa’s leaders. 

* The TuksAlumni Board's Bursary Funds:  Make a difference in the lives of current UP students.