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UP Centre for Medicine and Law rests its case
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 11 Aug 2014

South African medical law stipulates that a patient can only institute legal proceedings against a medical party based on expert medical opinion. For example, if a surgical swab was left in a patient’s abdomen after an operation, the patient cannot simply let the case speak for itself and assert that medical negligence occurred during the procedure. This has been so for the past 90 years, based on a ruling of the Supreme Court of Appeal in 1924 that res ipsa loquitur, or "the case speaks for itself", is not applicable to medical law.

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UP Head of Nuclear Medicine honoured for extending frontiers of medicine
Ansa Heyl
Posted on 11 Aug 2014

Professor Mike Sathekge, Head of Nuclear Medicine at Steve Biko Academic Hospital and Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Pretoria (UP), has been selected as the winner in the category Fellowship in the Arts and Science of Medicine of the SAMA-Bonitas Housecall Doctors Awards for 2014. The aim of the SAMA awards is to recognise the outstanding achievements of public and private sector doctors in their respective fields.

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SASAS awards Gold Medal to Prof Carl Roux
Martie Meyer
Posted on 08 Aug 2014

Prof Carl Z Roux (76), an emeritus professor of the Department of Genetics at the University of Pretoria, was recently awarded a gold medal by the South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) in acknowledgement of exceptional services rendered in furtherance of animal science over many years.

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Tribute to author Nadine Gordimer
Myan Subrayan
Posted on 08 Aug 2014

In celebration of Women’s Day on 9 August, UP’s Department of Library Services, in conjunction with the Department of English, paid tribute to the late Nadine Gordimer, South African author, at an event held in the Merensky 2 Library. In honour of this great writer, Prof David Medalie of the Department of English read a few extracts from her famous works and presented a resumé of her achievements.

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Women’s Day at UP
DUR
Posted on 08 Aug 2014

On this Women’s Day, the University of Pretoria acknowledges the important role that women have played in developing our democracy.

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GIBS's Professor Nick Binedell steps down as Dean
DUR
Posted on 06 Aug 2014

After fourteen years at the helm of the University of Pretoria’s business school, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), Professor Nick Binedell is stepping down from his position as Dean.


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New priorities for Antarctic Science
DUR
Posted on 06 Aug 2014

Professor Don Cowan, Director of the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics at the University of Pretoria, is one of the co-authors of an up-coming Nature Commentary on the future of Antarctic science, scheduled for publication on 7 August 2014.

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UP tops in the South African EY Young Tax Professional of the Year Competition 2014
Department of Taxation
Posted on 05 Aug 2014

The University of Pretoria delivered all three winners of the South African Ernst & Young Young Tax Professional of the Year Competition 2014.

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Tuks athletes return home
Samantha Viney
Posted on 05 Aug 2014

Eleven days of excellent sports events have come to an end and our Tuks athletes are on their way home.

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Norwegian Embassy signs generous funding agreement with Centre for Human Rights
Norman Taku
Posted on 05 Aug 2014

The Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria has signed a generous three-year funding agreement (2014 to 2016) with the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. The funds will be allocated over three years, to strengthen institutions in Africa dealing with governance, the rule of law and general human rights in Africa.

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