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Jurisprudence participates in the Feast of the Clowns
Isolde de Villiers
Posted on 27 Sep 2012

The Feast of the Clowns has been part of the City of Tshwane’s calendar since 2000. What started out as a small street festival, has now established itself as the only annual festival in the inner city combining celebration and social justice.

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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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Capacity Building in Air, Space and Telecommunications Law
Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA)
Posted on 10 Feb 2014

The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa in the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria (UP), in collaboration with the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative of the South African Department of Trade and Industry, will facilitate capacity building in international air, space and telecommunications law. This event offers a unique opportunity for members of the civil service and industry to develop specialised skills in these areas of law.

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Quantum theory in physics and beyond
Stella Mpisi
Posted on 06 Feb 2014

The symposium, hosted by the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, will feature leading researchers Jan Boeyens, Francis Thackeray, Vimal Ichharam and Johan Prins.

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Book launch of Prof Jan Boeyens’ The Chemistry of Matter Waves
Stella Mpisi
Posted on 06 Feb 2014

The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship cordially invites you to the book launch of Prof Jan Boeyens’ The Chemistry of Matter Waves. The quantum and relativity theories of physics are considered to underpin all of science in an absolute sense. This monograph argues against this proposition primarily on the basis of the two theories' incompatibility and of some untenable philosophical implications of the quantum model.



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Time: Exploring Conceptions
Stella Mpisi
Posted on 06 Feb 2014

The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship cordially invites you to an interdisciplinary symposium. Time: Exploring Conceptions is a one-day workshop on the concept of “time”, which affects all disciplines of life.

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Centre for Child Law appeals to Concourt regarding sex offender register
Centre for Child Law
Posted on 05 Feb 2014

On 6 February 2014, the Centre for Child Law at UP will be representing Childline South Africa, Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children and NICRO (National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders) in the Constitutional Court. These NGOs ask the Court to protect children from harm caused by the sex offender register.

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UP shines at Solar Energy Conference
N.Kotze
Posted on 03 Feb 2014

Lecturers and postgraduate students from UP made a valuable contribution to the Second South African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC), held in Port Elizabeth at the end of January 2014. The focus of the papers was on heat transfer aspects of heat exchanger equipment that contributes to making concentrating solar power (CSP) systems more effective.

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UP enters into an agreement with Titans Cricket
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 03 Feb 2014

The University of Pretoria has entered into a partnership with Titans Cricket, which was sealed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, at SuperSport Park on 29 January 2014. The partnership will be of benefit to both institutions in terms of exchanging expertise in sports development and management.

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Minister lauds international conference on human and animal vaccines at UP
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 03 Feb 2014

“It’s a cliché, but prevention is better than cure. Especially if there is no cure.”

With these words, Mr Derek Hanekom, the South African Minister of Science and Technology, highlighted the importance of research regarding vaccine development and production for humans and animals.


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