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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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Journey to a world-class academic department
DUR
Posted on 08 Apr 2014

In the 70 years that The Department of Surgery at University of Pretoria has been in existence it has produced internationally sought after general medical doctors and generalist surgeons. The new focus of the department is to develop specialised specialist surgeons and academic clinician scientists while retaining its excellence in training general medical doctors and generalist surgeons.

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Alexander Melck wins at SAFTAs
Drama Department
Posted on 07 Apr 2014

Alexander Melck, an MA student at the Drama Department, won the presitigious South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for Best Editing of a Documentary Short.

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Have airlines created their own currency?
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 07 Apr 2014

At the recent 17th Hamburg Aviation Conference in Germany, Prof Berendien Lubbe, of the Tourism Management Division in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, warned that the number of unredeemed passenger airline miles is reaching what some have termed “catastrophic proportions”. Prof Lubbe was the only South African invited to present a paper at the conference.

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Postgraduate Students Crossing Boundaries in Tourism Research
Department of Historical and Heritage Studies
Posted on 04 Apr 2014

The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies was once again invited to showcase their growing research capacity at the annual research colloquium of the National Department of Tourism (NDT). The UP Department was well represented by the team members of an ongoing research project on the harmonisation of tourist guide standards across the Southern African region.

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Prof De la Rey kick-starts the 2014 Woolly Winter Campaign
DUR
Posted on 03 Apr 2014

The University of Pretoria’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, launched the 2014 Woolly Winter Campaign by donating her first blanket at Tuks FM studios. The campaign is the University’s annual blanket drive initiative aimed at supporting and bringing relief to those in dire need of warmth this winter.

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Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe delivers a public lecture on the International Criminal Court
CHR
Posted on 02 Apr 2014

South Africa’s Deputy President, Mr Kgalema Motlanthe, delivered a public lecture at the Centre for Human Rights. The event was organised by the Centre for Human Rights to mark 15 years of the Master’s degree programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa.

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Prestigious Award for Prof Kobus Maree
Department
Posted on 02 Apr 2014

Prof Kobus Maree from the Department of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education was awarded the Stals Prize of the South African Academy of Science and Arts for exceptional research and contributions to education.

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UP alumnus honoured in Ireland
Renee Conradie
Posted on 02 Apr 2014

Prof Carel le Roux, an alumnus of the University of Pretoria (1996), was recently one of three recipients of the President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA).

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