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Constitutional Court judge received honorary doctorate
Posted on 23 Apr 2008

Constitutional Court Judge, Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, was awarded a doctorate in law at the University of Pretoria on Tuesday, April 22. Justice Mokgoro's LLD (Honoris Causa) degree formed part of the Autumn Graduation Ceremonies that started on April 9.

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17th Human Rights Moot Court competition draws law students from across the continent
Gill JacotGuillarmod
Posted on 22 Apr 2008

The African Human Rights Moot Court Competition has established the largest network of African law faculties and is the largest gathering around the theme of human rights in Africa. This year the moot court is being held at the University of Pretoria

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High Performance Centre (hpc) creating new champions
Manfred Seidler
Posted on 21 Apr 2008

Two of SA's brightest young swimming prospects, William Diering and Lize-Marie Retief, base themselves at the hpc, University of Pretoria.

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Dutch theologian honoured
Gilbert Mokwatedi
Posted on 19 Apr 2008

A theology expert from the Netherlands, Prof Gerben Heitink, received an honorary degree (Doctor Divinitatis - Honoris Causa) from the University of Pretoria on Friday, April 18.

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Oral history of Mapungubwe uncovered
Gilbert Mokwatedi
Posted on 18 Apr 2008

A team of researchers from the University of Pretoria has returned from a one-week field visit to Mapungubwe in Limpopo where it recorded oral histories, traditions or narratives that relate to Mapungubwe.

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UP receives donation from Hatfield business community
Posted on 18 Apr 2008

The Hatfield Square Management has donated R10 000 to the TuksAlumni Club60+.

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Renowned electrochemist speaks on electrochemistry for nanotechnology
Dr Kenneth Ozoemena
Posted on 18 Apr 2008

Prof Richard Compton of the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory of the University of Oxford and a world-renowned electrochemist and Editor-in-Chief of the Electrochemistry Communications (a top journal amongst the major electrochemistry journals), was the main speaker at the just concluded SA-UK Research Network workshop on "Electrochemistry for Nanotechnology" .

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World-renowned scientist and environmentalist to visit UP
Posted on 17 Apr 2008

Professor Sir David King will deliver the annual Victor Pretorius Memorial Lecture of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pretoria on Wednesday, 23 April 2008.

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Athletics Achievements: hpc & IOC Solidarity Programme
Academy Office
Posted on 17 Apr 2008

Rachael Nachula from Zambia, on sponsorship from the IOC Solidarity Programme at the hpc breaking records as she goes.

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University of Pretoria hosts European and local experts in sensory science.
Gilbert Mokwatedi
Posted on 14 Apr 2008

The European Sensory Network (ESN) is an international association of leading academic and research institutions in the field of sensory and consumer sciences. The University's Department of Food Science, who has been an associate member of the ESN since 2005, is hosting the international expert group for the first time from Sunday 13 April.

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