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Dean of Education amongst SA’s most influential women in business and government 2012
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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Young researcher attends Nobel Laureate Event
PL de Vaal
Posted on 03 Aug 2013

A young researcher from the SARChI Chair for Carbon Materials in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pretoria was invited to attend the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting from 30 June to 5 July 2013, in Lindau (Germany). He was one of only 550 young researchers who were given the opportunity to enrich and share the unique atmosphere of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

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Exciting new additions to the Faculty of Veterinary Science
Posted on 02 Aug 2013

The increased intake of BVSc (University degree in Veterinary Science) students in the Faculty of Veterinary Science provides some challenges on the Onderstepoort campus. Therefore the Faculty has embarked on a new building project to accommodate the larger numbers.

At the same time, the building project provides for the creation of facilities where students can learn and practice certain skills. Funds for this project were secured from the Department of Higher Education and Training.

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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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Bailey Snyman in Swan Lake
Chris Broodryk
Posted on 02 Aug 2013

Bailey Snyman, Lecturer in Physical Theatre, and Movement and Choreographic Studies in the Drama Department, was recently invited to perform in Dada Masiolo’s Swan Lake on a short tour to Europe. The work was performed in Ravenna and Ravello in Italy, Innsbruck in Austria and Vaison la Romaine in France.

Performing courtesy of the University of Pretoria, Snyman says, “It is always an honour and privilege being able to perform on an international platform. It gives me great insight into the work that is produced locally and how that work is perceived and received internationally.

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Renowned scientist passed away
Martie Meyer
Posted on 01 Aug 2013

Casper Jan Hendrik Schutte, an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Chemistry and associated with the Institute for Advanced Studies passed away on 29 July 2013.

Prof Schutte was born in Steytlerville on 30 October 1934. He obtained the degrees BSc and BSc Honours in Chemistry at the University of North-west, and the Dr Math et Phys degree at the University of Amsterdam in 1960. He is survived by his spouse, Roswitha, three children and eight grandchildren.

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Research on a model for matching tourism supply and demand
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 31 Jul 2013

Prof Berendien Lubbe, Head of the Tourism Management Division, recently presented a paper at the International Travel and Tourism Research Association's annual conference in Kansas City, USA.

Based on the University of Pretoria's Memorandum of Understanding with the National Department of Tourism, the Division of Tourism Management is closely involved in tourism-related projects, one of which was the development of a model for matching tourism supply and demand in South Africa.

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Research project on skills development framework for sports tourism
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 26 Jul 2013

Dr Felicité Fairer-Wessels and Ms Elizabeth Kruger of the Tourism Management Division, as well as Prof Anneliese Goslin of the Department of Biokinetics, Sport and Leisure Sciences, are working on a joint research project with Thebe Exhibitions Project Group on a skills development framework for the sports tourism industry in South Africa.

The project, commissioned by Cathsseta (Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority), aims to identify the skills development needs to be prioritised within the new National Sports Tourism Strategy.

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