TuksFM shines again at the 2014 MTN Radio Awards
Posted on 14 Apr 2014
The best of SA radio was honoured at the fifth annual MTN Radio Awards gala dinner at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 12 April 2014. Tuks FM walked away with nine awards including the prestigious "Campus Station of the Year" award for the third consecutive year.
Economics PhD recipient appointed at the University of Chicago
Department of Economics
Posted on 10 Apr 2014
Dr Jacques Ngoie Kibambe, who received his MPhil (2005) and his PhD (2009) in Economics from the University of Pretoria, has recently been offered the opportunity to join the Becker-Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago, as a research fellow. During his two-year fellowship he will be researching household bargaining and its impact on educational attainment in South Africa.
Exceptional graduation for the Faculty of Theology
Posted on 10 Apr 2014
The Faculty of Theology will, for the first time in its history, award a doctoral degree earned by virtue of publication at the graduation ceremony to be held on 25 April. A PhD degree will also be conferred on Solomzi Ferguson Sotobe, probably the oldest person ever to receive a doctorate from this Faculty.
UP student recipient of Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation Prestige Prize in Architecture
Posted on 09 Apr 2014
Mr Craig Mitchell, a student in the Department of Architecture at UP, is one of three recipients of bursaries worth R50 000 each. At a function in Durban last Thursday evening, Dr Riaan Els, CEO of the Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation, announced the three recipients.
Have airlines created their own currency?
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 07 Apr 2014
At the recent 17th Hamburg Aviation Conference in Germany, Prof Berendien Lubbe, of the Tourism Management Division in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, warned that the number of unredeemed passenger airline miles is reaching what some have termed “catastrophic proportions”. Prof Lubbe was the only South African invited to present a paper at the conference.
Postgraduate Students Crossing Boundaries in Tourism Research
Department of Historical and Heritage Studies
Posted on 04 Apr 2014
The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies was once again invited to showcase their growing research capacity at the annual research colloquium of the National Department of Tourism (NDT). The UP Department was well represented by the team members of an ongoing research project on the harmonisation of tourist guide standards across the Southern African region.
Prestigious Award for Prof Kobus Maree
Posted on 02 Apr 2014
Prof Kobus Maree from the Department of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education was awarded the Stals Prize of the South African Academy of Science and Arts for exceptional research and contributions to education.
Prestigious Award for Professor Francois de Wet
Posted on 31 Mar 2014
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has recently announced the presentation of a prestigious award to Professor Francois de Wet (Head of the Department of Odontology and Deputy Chairperson of the School of Dentistry), namely the 2014 IADR Distinguished Service Award.
A record broken
School of Public Management and Administration
Posted on 28 Mar 2014
An article by Prof Chris Thornhill, an Emeritus Professor in the School of Public Management and Administration, has broken all records on the UP Space database with 3 839 views in March 2014 only of this article.