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DETA Conference 2011
Ruth Aluko
Posted on 16 Feb 2011

The Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa (DETA) Conference is the vision of the Unit for Distance Education at the University of Pretoria, hosted in collaboration with other institutions in Africa.

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TuksCricket : All eyes on Tuks 1 in Knock-out final
Posted on 16 Feb 2011

Assupol Tuks 1 will contest its first final of the 2010/2011 season on Saturday at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

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20th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition to be held at the University of Pretoria
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 16 Feb 2011

The 20th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held at the University of Pretoria, in South Africa from 7 to 12 July 2011.

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Late presentation of HIV in children causes serious concerns
Philip Snyman
Posted on 16 Feb 2011

HIV infected children still present too late for HIV treatment. The burden presented by this disease is also getting bigger in the local paediatric community.

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TuksRugby : Valentine's Day nightmare for Tuks 1
Posted on 15 Feb 2011

It was supposed to be a night to remember, but turned out a Valentine's Day nightmare for Tuks 1 as they suffered a humiliating home ground defeat in the FNB Varsity Cup Competition.

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Female crickets fall for serenades of younger males
Posted on 15 Feb 2011

Female crickets prefer the serenades of younger males. The findings defy a well-established theory that females prefer older males because their longevity shows they have good genes. This idea was largely unproven, says Luke Verburgt of the University of Pretoria, South Africa. And once he put it to the test using field crickets (Gryllus bimaculatus), he found it isn't accurate.

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First-year BCom Accounting Sciences student won a brand new Hyundai i-10
Posted on 15 Feb 2011

Ms Thembekile Daisy Nhlabathi, a first-year BCom Accounting Sciences student, won a brand new Hyundai i-10.



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Tuks Rag procession engulfs eastern Pretoria
Posted on 14 Feb 2011

The streets of Pretoria were buzzing with about 7 000 students who were parading and flaunting their colourful floats during the main RAG procession on Saturday 12 February 2011. The event also drew lots of community members who were giving out donations to excited students. At the final judging, this year's float competition was won by the men's residence Olympus and the women's residence Erica. Their float's theme was about the discovery of electricity.

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Opening of the Faculty of Theology 2011
Posted on 14 Feb 2011

The Faculty of Theology recently held a special service to open the academic year. The service was led by the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Johan Buitendag.

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Tuks Dance Kickoff
Posted on 14 Feb 2011

Two shows a line dance and a meet and greet all rolled into one. That is what is happening at Tuks Dance this week.


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