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Research Focus: Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives: Profit by non-financial motivators
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 14 Apr 2014

“Often neglected non-financial motivators could prove highly effective in improving employee productivity,” Dr Melanie Wiese and Dr Ronel Coetzee of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Marketing Management conclude in an article in the Southern African Business Review.

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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.

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Researcher receives the 2013 Emerald African Management Research Fund Award
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 14 Mar 2014

Dr Nasima Carrim of the Department of Human Resource Management has been commended an award for a research project that she is doing in the field of management.

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Exceptional graduation for the Faculty of Theology
Faculty/Fakulteit
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.

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UP student recipient of Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation Prestige Prize in Architecture
Nico Botes
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.

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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.

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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.

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Prestigious Award for Prof Kobus Maree
Department
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.

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UP alumnus honoured in Ireland
Renee Conradie
Posted on 02 Apr 2014

Prof Carel le Roux, an alumnus of the University of Pretoria (1996), was recently one of three recipients of the President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA).

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Prestigious Award for Professor Francois de Wet
Department
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.

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