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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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Drama researchers interrogate masculinity
Chris Broodryk
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

At the conference "Work/Force: South African masculinities in the media" (13-14 September 2012, Stellenbosch), two Drama lecturers and one postgraduate student delivered papers on various aspects of masculinity.

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Discussion with thought leaders
ALCRL
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

A discussion was held at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) with international thought leaders on corporate governance on Monday, 4 September 2012.

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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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TuksRugby: UP-Tuks 1 on course for Varsity Cup campaign
Morris Gilbert
Posted on 24 Jan 2012

UP-Tuks 1 is still on course in its preparation for the 2012 Varsity Cup Competition after beating Central University of Technology (CUT) 32-20 on Friday (20 January).

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Civil society index methodology designed by UP Prof
Department of Political Sciences/Departement Politieke Wetenskappe
Posted on 12 Nov 2013

The methodology for compiling a new global index of the “enabling environment of civil society” was designed by Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti, Director of the University of Pretoria Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Sciences.

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UP initiates links with Engineering and Technology University in Nigeria
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 12 Nov 2013

Engineering and Technology was the main focus regarding the formalising of academic ties between the University of Pretoria (UP) and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Nigeria. The formal relationship of the two institutions was sealed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Pretoria’s Vice-Principal, Prof Tyrone Pretorius and the Vice-Chancellor of LAUTECH, Prof AS Gbadegesin.

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African University Day: whither the South African universities?
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 12 Nov 2013

The 12th of November is annually celebrated throughout the continent as African University Day. This follows the decision by the Organization of African Unity (OAU), now African Union (AU) in 1994 to inaugurate this day to sensitize people on the role of the African university in the economic and social development of Africa. This objective, especially the social development role of the African university, is important given the current context in which the unholy trinity of marketization, massification and managerialism are holding sway in our higher education systems.

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UP Prof awarded prestigious MRC Flagship Award
Health Sciences
Posted on 08 Nov 2013

Prof Michael Pepper, Director of the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences, was awarded one of the prestigious University Flagship Project research grants from the Medical Research Council (MRC). The Flagship Project grants are the largest medical research grants of the MRC and aim to allocate funding to support clinical research in South Africa. The grant will provide about R16 million over a period of three years.

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Conference hosted by Centre for Human Rights highlights challenges regarding the rights of persons with disabilities in Africa
Frans Viljoen
Posted on 07 Nov 2013

Speaking on the first day of a two-day conference on the effective implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo posed the question as to why this treaty has had so little traction in African countries.

McClain-Nhlapo, who previously served on the South African Human Rights Commission and currently works with USAid, noted that despite wide ratification of the CRPD in Africa, persons with disabilities remain among the most socio-economically excluded and deprived persons on this continent.

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