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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.

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Two Tuks researchers awarded at WISA (Women in Science Awards)
DUR
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.

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New priorities for Antarctic Science
DUR
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.

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TuksCricket Win Sports Team of the Year Award at the Gauteng Sports Awards
Blanche Conradie
Gelaai op 14 Jul 2014

On Friday evening Assupol TuksCricket won the Sports Team of the Year Award for 2013 at the Gauteng Sports Awards that was hosted at The Teatro at Monte Casino.

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Validating nature’s medicine chest with science
DUR
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.

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Work's all fun(gi) for UP researcher
DUR
Gelaai op 27 Jun 2014

Mention fungi and most people will think of mushrooms or mouldy cheese. For Prof Brenda Wingfield fungi are the stuff that genomics researchers' dreams are made of, and her life's work.

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Handle with care: Fascinated by bats
DUR
Gelaai op 24 Jun 2014

Caves, darkness and the constant chattering of bats swooshing past her head - it's all in a day’s work for Prof Wanda Markotter, who says she is "mesmerised" by these elusive creatures.


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Any child who slips through the cracks is a child too many
Caroline Nicholson
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.

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Hearing screening now child’s play thanks to Tukkies App
DUR
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).

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Chairperson of UP Council receives honorary doctorate from University of Limpopo
DUR
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).

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