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Jurisprudence participates in the Feast of the Clowns
Isolde de Villiers
Posted on 27 Sep 2012

The Feast of the Clowns has been part of the City of Tshwane’s calendar since 2000. What started out as a small street festival, has now established itself as the only annual festival in the inner city combining celebration and social justice.

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Engineering student receives Eskom Chairman’s University Award
Prof J.Meyer
Posted on 30 Sep 2013

Marilize Everts received the University Award (Open Category) at the Eskom Chairman’s Awards for her outstanding achievement in Engineering. In the Open Category students from all universities and all disciplines are competing against each other.

After matriculating from Hoërskool Waterkloof with nine distinctions, Marilize finished her degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pretoria, maintaining an average of 89%.

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UP Campus Tours celebrates a decade of serving heritage
KL Harris
Posted on 30 Sep 2013

In a fitting conclusion to Heritage month, the honours students enrolled for Heritage and Cultural Tourism in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies celebrated ten years of UP Campus tours (UPCT). On Saturday 28 September postgraduate students who completed the honours degree in BHCS over the past decade and were involved in the running of UPCT gathered from across the nine provinces of South Africa with some coming from as far as Nigeria to celebrate this milestone. This included two of the founding members Cassie Carstens and Vicky Heunis (neé van Schalkwyk).

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University of Pretoria rated as one of world's top 500 universities
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 30 Sep 2013

The University of Pretoria (UP) is among the top 500 universities in the world and one of the big five in South Africa.

Academic peers globally consider UP to be among the top 310 institutions delivering education and research, while the job market places UP at number 311 in producing the best graduates.


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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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Tuks opinions: Preserving and Promoting Heritage at UP
Prof Karen Harris
Posted on 23 Sep 2013

September is heritage month. It is a month that includes the public holiday Heritage Day (24 September) that is embraced across the rainbow nation in both the public and private sector – albeit through official commemorative functions or unofficial braais. It is perceived as a day for nation-building where we celebrate who we are and what we cherish, while it is also promoted as a day for building bridges across our diverse society.


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Learn more about predicting future viral threats in humans and animals
Martie Meyer
Posted on 20 Sep 2013

International travel has turned the earth into a global village, creating an opportunity for new viruses to potentially spread rapidly across the world.

More than 70% of emerging diseases are zoonotic of nature and can be transferred between animals and humans. Viruses such as the Ebola, HIV, SARS-Coronavirus, and the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus all originated in animals and caused extensive disease outbreaks in humans.

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Academics are architects behind the Nedbank National Small Business Index
Department of Business Management
Posted on 20 Sep 2013

Limited information exists on the status quo, progress and performance of the critically important small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) sector, firstly as a convincing contributor to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) and secondly as one of the only sectors that positively provide in much-needed job creation.

The SMME is a pertinent socio-economic role-player and because of the limited information, a National Small Business Index was proposed by Nedbank, to commence in February 2014 with the first quarter of reporting.

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Prof Jordaan part of selected group to visit the University of São Paulo
Department of Marketing Management
Posted on 20 Sep 2013

A delegation of professors and representatives of the University of Pretoria (UP) was welcomed to the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil by Prof Antonio Carlos Vieira Coelho, the Adviser Support International.

The visiting UP team mainly consisted of heads of departments, with Prof Yolanda Jordaan, Head of the Department of Marketing Management, being selected to represent the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

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UP Historical and Heritage Studies Professor maintains international Chinese position
UP Archive
Posted on 20 Sep 2013

Professor Karen Harris of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies in the Faculty of Humanities has again been re-elected as the African representative on the executive board of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO).

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