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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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A paper on state-owned enterprises brings home a best paper award
School of Public Management and Administration
Posted on 28 Mar 2014

David Fourie, a Professor in the School of Public Management and Administration, received a best paper award for delivering a paper entitled ‘An analysis of the performance of the public sector enterprises in the South African economy’ at the 9th International Conference on Public Administration in Cape Town.

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UP’s ITC results – good, better, best!
Department of Accounting
Posted on 28 Mar 2014

The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences is extremely proud to announce that the University of Pretoria (UP) achieved a first-time pass rate of 98% when 211 out of UP’s 216 first-time candidates passed the exam. This is the highest pass rate of all SAICA accredited universities in South Africa.

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Masters students present research projects
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 26 Mar 2014

Two masters degree students in Tourism Management had the opportunity to share their research projects with stakeholders from the tourism industry during a research seminar hosted by the National Department of Tourism in March 2014. The student projects form part of a larger study, undertaken by the Tourism Management Division in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, on the development of a model to measure South Africa’s competitiveness as a tourism destination.

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Research underway on how mobile devices can support mathematics teachers
Petronel Fourie
Posted on 26 Mar 2014

Prof Ronél Ferreira, Head of the Department of Educational Psychology in UP’s Faculty of Education, and Prof Gerrit Stols, senior lecturer in the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, are part of an interuniversity team that received funding for a research project on the development of a Mathematics Information Delivery Hub (MIDHub) for Grade 10 to Grade 12 teachers.

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UP Economics students awarded prestigious scholarships
Department of Economics
Posted on 20 Mar 2014

Two postgraduate students of the Department of Economics were awarded Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA) scholarships. ERSA is a research programme which is being funded by the National Treasury of South Africa. What makes this achievement so remarkable is the fact that the University of Pretoria’s department, is the only Economics Department of SA universities of which two candidates received scholarships.

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Research Focus: Three reasons to question Earnings Per Share
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 19 Mar 2014

Prof Johannes de Wet, Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria, says analysts and other users of financial statements should be wary of the pitfalls of reported Earnings Per Share (EPS) performance. “A questionable over-emphasis on short term EPS performance has resulted in a distorted view of true performance,” he says in an article published in the international journal, "Corporate Ownership and Control".

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Research identifies positive parenting as critical mediator in HIV positive families
Petronel Fourie
Posted on 14 Mar 2014

New research done in the Faculty of Education shows that positive parenting by mothers who are HIV positive is a very important mediator in respect of children’s ability to cope with their mothers’ illness. The research results suggest that interventions for women living with HIV, and for their children, should not only address maternal psychological functioning (depression and coping), but that it should also focus on parenting and promoting a positive approach.

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Top international researcher visits the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 13 Mar 2014

Prof Manfred Weiss from the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany visited and presented lectures at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

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New research commons at Groenkloof Campus
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 13 Mar 2014

A new, modern facility was established to create research opportunities for postgraduate students of the Faculty of Education as well as other Faculties in the University of Pretoria.

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