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Faculty of Humanities: Appointments
Dean's Office
Posted on 29 Nov 2012

It is with pleasure and an enormous sense of pride that we announce the following appointments in the Faculty of Humanities:

Professor Sakhela Buhlungu as Deputy Dean: Postgraduate Studies and Ethics
Professor Hennie Stander as Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning.

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Three new NRF ratings
Posted on 16 Nov 2012

Congratulations to Prof Julian Müller (Practical Theology), Prof Piet Venter (Old Testament Studies), and Prof Cas Wepener (Practical Theology), who each were awarded a National Research Foundation (NRF) grading of C2.

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CIPS receives professional certification from SAQA
Department of Business Management
Posted on 16 Nov 2012

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) Africa recently received formal recognition by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as the professional body for the procurement and supply profession in South Africa.

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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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Free online South African National Legislation website available now!
Elsabe Olivier
Posted on 19 Sep 2013

The University of Pretoria's Law Library and partner Southern African Legal Information Institute
(SAFLII) would like to alert you to the fact that the website is now open and free to the public.

The free online South African National Legislation website www.lawsofsouthafrica.up.ac.za includes Acts and Regulations (point-in-time). This website is a work in progress and 50+ Acts and Regulations are available at this stage.

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UP-Tuks 1 are the 2013 Varsity Football Champions!!
Sanku Tsunke/Khathochelo Mbanda
Posted on 17 Sep 2013

UP-Tuks 1 has proved once again that they are the best student football team following their convincing win over NMMU’s Madibaz by 4-1, making them the first champions of the Varsity Football Challenge!
After 8 rounds of entertaining football competition, UP-Tuks 1 only lost to TUT by 4-1 in their Tshwane derby on the opening day of the competition but they recovered from their shaky start. They also played 1-1 draw against Madibaz.


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