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Is SA business ready for the 21st century?
Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti
Gelaai op 22 Aug 2014
Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti, the director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria, commented on the Corporate Governance Index 2014 recently released by the Centre in partnership with the Institute of Internal Auditors of South Africa, saying that it provides a worrying snapshot of the state of business performance in our country. The Index finds that the leadership skills, accountability and overall conduct of public and private corporations have worsened over the past year.
Two Tuks researchers awarded at WISA (Women in Science Awards)
Gelaai op 18 Aug 2014
Two women currently busy with their doctoral studies at the University of Pretoria won fellowships of R40 000 each at the 2014 “Women in Science Awards” of the Department of Science and Technology. The awards were presented at a gala event at the Hilton hotel in Johannesburg on Friday.
New priorities for Antarctic Science
Gelaai op 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.
Validating nature’s medicine chest with science
Gelaai op 03 Jul 2014
Whether searching for ways to treat serious diseases like cancer and tuberculosis (TB), or formulating new acne creams and toothpastes that fight gum disease, Prof Namrita Lall is convinced that solutions can be found in South Africa’s indigenous plants.
Any child who slips through the cracks is a child too many
Gelaai op 12 Jun 2014
As South Africa celebrates World day against child labour this June 12th, let South Africans not be complacent. The South African Constitution and various pieces of legislation and programmes directed towards meeting the needs of children are to be welcomed but, the reality is they have failed to realize a better life for many children living in South Africa. Children seldom have any say in the circumstances in which they find themselves, and those faced with extreme poverty are often forced by circumstance to seek gainful employment.
Hearing screening now child’s play thanks to Tukkies App
Gelaai op 05 Jun 2014
Is it possible that a hearing screening test can be so quick and easy to do that even a toddler can perform it? Yes, it is, thanks to the hearScreen cell phone app that has been developed by audiologist Prof De Wet Swanepoel and his team from the University of Pretoria (UP).
Chairperson of UP Council receives honorary doctorate from University of Limpopo
Gelaai op 23 May 2014
The contribution to society and to the accounting profession by Ms Futhi Mtoba, Chairperson of the Council of the University of Pretoria (UP), was acknowledged this morning when she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Limpopo (UL).