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Prof Sue Nicolson honoured for her contribution in Zoology
Posted on 23 Aug 2010

The Zoological Society of South Africa has awarded a gold medal to Professor Sue Nicolson, Head of Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria, for her outstanding contribution in zoology.

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Brewing Intervarsity: UP claims second victory in three years
Carl Sandrock
Posted on 23 Aug 2010

The Brewing Intervarsity, sponsored by SAB Ltd, FoodBev SETA and IBD has been running since 2008. Last year Stellenbosch took the top honours and with it the responsibility of hosting the competition. However, the Tuks team has brought the trophy back to Pretoria, making this their second victory out of the three years the compeition has run.

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Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences: Deans' List
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 18 Aug 2010

Students selected for the prestigious Deans' List is honoured for their outstanding academic performance of 85% or more on undergraduate and 80% or more on postgraduate level in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

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Tuks qualify in style for 2010 Carlton Cup Final
Posted on 08 Aug 2010

Tuks and arch rival Police will contest the 2010 Carlton Cup Championships Final to be played at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, 14 August.

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Prof Stella Nkomo from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences is the joint recipient of the 'Distinguished Woman Scholar in Social Sciences Award'
Posted on 18 Aug 2010

The Department of Science and Technology recognises the achievement of women scientists and researchers in South Africa or Africa by rewarding outstanding work done by women in research.

This is the first time that an academic at UP has won this award in the Social Sciences category.

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Forced removal of begging women and children off city streets
Posted on 17 Aug 2010

The Department of Social Work and Criminology at the University of Pretoria distances itself fully from the unprofessional and forceful manner in which children on the street have been removed from their parents, as witnessed on the SABC news on Friday, 13 August 2010, and in articles and photos published in newspapers of 14 and 15 August 2010. There is no justification for the extreme levels of trauma that both the children and their parents were exposed to.

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Prof Erika de Wet honoured by WISA
Posted on 17 Aug 2010

Prof Erika de Wet, Professor of International Constitutional Law, who has been an Extraordinary Professor at the Faculty of Law at UP since 2008, achieved second place in the South African Department of Science and Technology's Women in Science Annual Awards (WISA) - Distinguished Woman Scholar in the Social Sciences or Humanities Annual Awards.

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Women in Science Awards
Posted on 17 Aug 2010

The focus for the 2010 awards is on Life Sciences, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Social Sciences and Humanities. The Social Sciences and Humanities category
was featured for the first time this year. The 2010 WISA winners were announced at a Gala dinner on the 13th of August 2010.

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High profile support for Tuks at CC Final
Morris Gilbert
Posted on 16 Aug 2010

Tuks had some very high profile support on Saturday (14 August) when they beat Police 49-23 in the 2010 Carlton Cup final played at Loftus Versfeld.

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Be the Change you want to see in the World.
Tokiso Nthebe
Posted on 16 Aug 2010

Inspired by the words of the great leader, Mahatma Gandhi, Commercii decided to be the change in our world. We went to visit our charity, New Beginningz in Pretoria West, a safe haven for infants who are either neglected, abandoned or abused by unfit parents.

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