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Dean of Education amongst SA’s most influential women in business and government 2012
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 30 Jul 2012

The Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof Irma Eloff, is one of the top three Most Influential Women in Business and Government in South Africa in 2012 – in the Education category.

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Latest PULP publication on Intellectual Property in Africa
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 19 Jun 2012

The latest publication from the Pretoria University law Press is the Adams & Adams Practical Guide to
Intellectual Property in Africa. Download your free copy now!

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Open Day for prospective students at the University of Pretoria
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 24 May 2012

Learners from various high schools in and around Pretoria had the opportunity to visit the University of Pretoria’s campuses on its Open Day held on 19 May 2012.

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Invitation: The annual Helen Kanzira Memorial lecture to be presented by Ms Navi Pillay
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 24 Apr 2012

The annual Helen Kanzira Memorial lecture on women’s reproductive health rights will be presented by Ms Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Prestigious African Union Science Award for Prof Mike Wingfield
Martie Meyer
Posted on 03 Jun 2013

“In Africa we must unite in science and technology.” Prof Mike Wingfield, Director of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, shared these words upon receiving the prestigious African Union (AU) Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award in the Life and Earth Sciences category in Addis Ababa on 25 May 2013.

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LLM/MPhil Photography Competition: Human Rights & Democracy through Photography
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 03 Jun 2013

Students of the LLM/MPhil Programme took part in a photography competition to promote the ideals of human rights and democratisation through still pictures.

The LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa is a unique programme to which 30 individuals from African countries are admitted. The programme is presented by the Centre for Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.

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Former African presidents to speak in the Aula on Wednesday, 5 June 2013
DUR
Posted on 03 Jun 2013

The Round Table is a programme of the African Presidential Centre at Boston University, to be hosted in the Aula in conjunction with the University of Pretoria.

Former President Thabo Mbeki and more than nine other former African presidents, including Raila Odinga, Pedro Pires, Joaquim Chissano, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Rupiah Banda, Karl Auguste Offmann, Amani Abed Karume, Frederick Tluway Sumaye and Nicephore Dieudonne Soglo, will act as discussants on the topic '2K63: The future of democracy in Africa'.

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UP’s Daspoort Clinic launches community-based healthcare
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 31 May 2013

The University of Pretoria has launched a Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) initiative at its Daspoort Clinic in Claremont, west of Pretoria. The launch coincided with the début of the book titled, Community oriented primary care L2: Primary health, written by Prof Tessa Marcus (PhD) of the Department of Family Medicine.

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Papers delivered on the economics of renewable energy
Department of Economics
Posted on 29 May 2013

Dr Roula Inglesi-Lotz, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics, presented her current research on the economics of renewable energy at two conferences during May 2013.

At a local conference in Cape Town, she presented a paper entitled “Renewable energy usage in South Africa: A comparison” during the second day of the African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa 2013.

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Advising global governance on food security
Martie Meyer
Posted on 29 May 2013

Prof Sheryl Hendriks, Director of the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being (IFNuW) at the University of Pretoria participated in May this year in the seventh meeting of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) in Beijing. The meeting was hosted by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

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