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, thereby, contribute to your Alma Mater’s good reputation. This ensures that your UP qualification remains sought after.
The TuksAlumni Office organised a few interesting events recently. The dynamic Stefan Swanepoel addressed alumni at a business breakfast, and the guests could not stop asking him questions. The Super Seniors met Tobie Cronjé and TuksClub 60+ met Louis van Niekerk, while functions were held for entrepreneurs and alumni in Eersterust.
The University of Pretoria has played an important role in the history of the extended Reyneke family since 1936. Kobus Reyneke, eldest son of the well-known radio minister, Rev Johan Reyneke, was one of the second group of Theology students who graduated at Tukkies.
AlumNews is a regular column in the TuksAlumni Newsletter in which you can read about the latest achievements of fellow alumni as reported in the media. In this edition, there is news about the school hall of the Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria which has been revamped and named after Elizabeth Steijn, a Laureate recipient.
Dr Jane Olwoch, who worked in the University’s Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, was appointed as the Managing Director (Earth Observation) of the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) in June last year.
Close to Hoedspruit in Mpumalanga, there is a safe haven for all kinds of wild animals: those that face extinction, those that are injured, and, of course, little orphans. The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre is owned and run by Lente Roode, a remarkable woman who loves cheetahs.
► 3 July: Alumni event in New York, USA ► 11 July: Alumni event in Auckland, New Zealand ► 13 & 14 July: UK alumni event: Weekend in Oxford
► 19 July: Alumni event in Windhoek, Namibia ► 26 July: Engineering golf day, Pretoria Country Club ► 16 August: Alumni business breakfast with Mr Benjamin Mophatlane