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One of South Africa’s 30 wonder women
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

Prof Shirley Zinn, an extraordinary professor in the Department of Human Resource Management, has been designated as one of South Africa’s 30 wonder women by the Wits Business School Journal.

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Discussion with thought leaders
ALCRL
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

A discussion was held at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) with international thought leaders on corporate governance on Monday, 4 September 2012.

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UP ARTS presents: TO MOTHER – a show with Magdalene Minnaar and Ockie Vermeulen, dedicated to Mother’s Day.
UP Arts
Posted on 03 May 2012

Music lovers in Pretoria environs can look forward to a delightfully fresh musical breeze on Sunday, 13 May at 15:00 in the Musaion on the Hatfield campus of the University of Pretoria.

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UP Professor awarded UNESCO-UNU Chair
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 11 Mar 2014

Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti, associate professor in the department of Political Sciences and Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at UP, has been appointed as Chair in Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People by UNESCO in collaboration with the United Nations University.

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University of Pretoria hosts Setlogane Manchidi at its first alumni business breakfast for 2014
Edwin Naidu
Posted on 10 Mar 2014

Mr Setlogane Manchidi, Investec’s head of Corporate Social Investment (CSI) in South Africa, launched this year’s series of alumni business breakfast events organised by the Office of Alumni Relations on Friday, 7 March 2014. The topic of his presentation was “Why purpose should be central to corporate giving".

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Tuks Camerata gets high recognition
Renee Conradie
Posted on 07 Mar 2014

Michael Barrett, composer and conductor of the University of Pretoria’s 71-member Tuks Camerata student choir, has been paid the high compliment of having one of his works published by the biggest international distributor of choral music.

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Prof Kenneth Ozoemena ranked in top 1% of world’s chemists
Martie Meyer
Posted on 06 Mar 2014

Based on his citation rate, Prof Kenneth Ozoemena, an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Chemistry, was ranked in the world's top 1% of chemists. This is according to the Essential Science Indicators of ISI Thomson Reuters and is based on journal article citation rates.

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Report by UP's Prof Heyns considered in EU resolution
Thompson Chengeta
Posted on 05 Mar 2014

On 27 February 2014 the European Parliament adopted Resolution 2014/2567(RSP) on the use of armed drones wherein it notes its concerns on the deaths of thousands of civilians where drones have been used. The European Parliament’s resolution comes after the 2013 reports submitted to the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council by among others, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Professor Christof Heyns, who is also the co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa from the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.

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Kumba Virtual Reality Centre for Mine Design
Renee Conradie
Posted on 05 Mar 2014

Another impressive ‘first in Africa’ project for the University of Pretoria: a virtual reality centre for Mining Design that will change the face of teaching. It is a dream that started late 2011, come true.

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Research Focus: Personality Across Ethnocultural Groups in South Africa: So similar yet different.
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 04 Mar 2014

So similar yet different! This is the conclusion of a research team representative of five local and foreign universities published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

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