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One of South Africa’s 30 wonder women
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

Prof Shirley Zinn, an extraordinary professor in the Department of Human Resource Management, has been designated as one of South Africa’s 30 wonder women by the Wits Business School Journal.

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UP ARTS presents: TO MOTHER – a show with Magdalene Minnaar and Ockie Vermeulen, dedicated to Mother’s Day.
UP Arts
Posted on 03 May 2012

Music lovers in Pretoria environs can look forward to a delightfully fresh musical breeze on Sunday, 13 May at 15:00 in the Musaion on the Hatfield campus of the University of Pretoria.

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Brics must unite in a bid for the top IMF job
GIBS news
Posted on 03 Jun 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's resignation as head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has unexpectedly presented the Brics group (Brazil, Russia, India, China, SA) with it first true "stress test" as a globally recognised coalition of emerging powers in a new world order, says Dr. Lyal White of the Gordon Institute of Business Science.

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Blanket Appeal
Prof C de la Rey
Posted on 03 Jun 2011

The appeals from various quarters for donations of blankets to assist the less privileged in fending off the cold winter weather have been advertised widely.

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African Union and South Africa should prioritise Great Lakes region as 'new front'
Frans Viljoen
Posted on 03 Jun 2011

The Centre for Human Rights and the Department of Political Sciences held a public lecture on the 1st of June 2011 which was presented by the European Union (EU) Ambassador Mr Roeland van de Geer. His lecture was titled 'Is Peace possible in the Great Lakes Region?'

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TuksAthletics : LJ stays in top gear
Posted on 01 Jun 2011

Ace 400 meter hurdler LJ Van Zyl, a student of the University of Pretoria is remaining the talk of the town after yet another world-class performance on Tuesday.

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GIBS hosts US Undergrads
GIBS news
Posted on 31 May 2011

Recently, GIBS had the privilege of welcoming the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's Kenan Flagler Business School .

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Wits honours UP's Prof John Skinner
Posted on 31 May 2011

The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has bestowed its highest academic honour - DSc Honoris Causa - on the University of Pretoria's Prof John Skinner in recognition of his huge contribution to South African and international science in the fields of zoology and mammalogy. The citation noted that "no one has done more to bring zoology to the attention of the South African community, whether it be game farmers, agricultural extension officers, or the visitor to a national park, or to bring South African mammalogy to the attention of the international research community".

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Prof Majozi wins NSTF-BHP Billiton Award
Posted on 31 May 2011

Prof Thokozani Majozi of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Science, received the NSTF-BHP Billiton Award for his research and its outputs at the awards gala dinner that took place on Thursday, 26 May 2011.

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International Year of Chemistry Celebrations: The University of Pretoria hosted the 11th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials (ICFPAM).
Posted on 31 May 2011

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has declared 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011). The IYC 2011 commemorates the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to humankind, including how chemists and other scientists work to protect the environment, develop lifesaving new medicines and create cleaner, greener and more sustainable sources of energy, as well as design new materials for cars, buildings, electronics as products, medical implants and a host of other products.

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