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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


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Win BIG with your Tukkie Credit Card! - 16/07/2014
From Alumni

The more you swipe your Tukkie Credit Card, the greater your chances of winning one of three vouchers from Woolworths!

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AlumNews - 09/07/2014
From Alumni

Our alumni are making their mark in various sectors of the business world. An engineer who trained at UP is the new CEO of the Air Traffic and Navigation Services, a former graduate is at the helm of Fruit South Africa, UP’s Department of Informatics is to get advice from a student and Martin Smith finds himself in the hot seat at the London Stock Exchange. A Tuks alumnus receives a prestigious Distinguished Service Award, internet travel bookings site Travelstart appoints an alumna as its country manager while two alumni share a top design award, an acclaimed South African actress is given a lifetime achievement award and a UP architectural graduate wins a prestigious prize. Alumnews also bids a sad farewell to Professor Koos Stadler and technological visionary Benjamin Mophatlane.

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From gardener to Alumnus with a doctorate - 09/07/2014
From Alumni

A former gardener and recent UP recipient of a doctorate, Fannie Sebolela has no qualms about rolling up his sleeves and getting down to work. Some things alumnus Fannie Sebolela (57) just doesn’t have time for: people who sit back and wait for things to happen and people who play the blame game.

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A design for life – and love – shaped at TUKS - 09/07/2014
From Alumni

Alumnus and architect Moorrees van Rensburg has no plans to retire at 81. A solid foundation that began at TUKS more than five decades ago continues to inspire perfection in Moorrees.

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Alumna Irene Fischer has no broken spirit - 09/07/2014
From Alumni

Irene Fischer’s limbs may have been broken but not her spirit, writes UFRIEDA HO.A never-say-die spirit helped UP alumna Irene Fischer to return from the brink of despair.

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Upcoming Alumni Events:

► 29 August:  Food and Wine Guild: Wine-tasting and dinner, Prosopa Restaurant, Pretoria
17 Sept: Alumni Business Breakfast with Colin Browne: "How to build a happy sandpit"

9 Oct: TuksAlumni Association: Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of new Board members 

YouTube video: Transnet's CEO, Brian Molefe, hosted the UP Alumni breakfast on 6 June 2014 by providing an insightful talk on how industrialisation and intra-Africa trade can drive Africa forward.

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.