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Faculty of Humanities: Appointments
Dean's Office
Posted on 29 Nov 2012

It is with pleasure and an enormous sense of pride that we announce the following appointments in the Faculty of Humanities:

Professor Sakhela Buhlungu as Deputy Dean: Postgraduate Studies and Ethics
Professor Hennie Stander as Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning.

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Faculty of Law delivers another group of Master of laws in human rights graduates
Elzet Hurter/Carole Viljoen
Posted on 18 Dec 2013

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria congratulates its class of 2013 Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa on graduating on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013. Twenty three students graduated from the programme obtaining their LLM degrees while another three students obtained their MPhil degrees. Another group of ten students obtained their LLM (International Human Rights Law and HIV in Africa) while a further two received their LLM (Multidisciplinary Human Rights).

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Tribute to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
DUR
Posted on 13 Dec 2013

Our beloved Madiba, we thank you very much for what you did for us and for our country. Your struggle for justice, freedom and equality was an example, not only for all South Africans, but indeed for the whole world.

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Second group of clinical associates graduates from the University of Pretoria
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 12 Dec 2013

On 9 December 2013, 62 Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice (BCMP) graduates from the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Health Sciences took part in their Declaration Ceremony. The graduates will now be deployed to the health services of the various provinces.

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Justice Johann van der Westhuizen, founding director of the centre for human rights receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 12 Dec 2013

Justice Johann van der Westhuizen, judge of the Constitutional Court and founding director of the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, on 10 December 2013, International Human Rights Day, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria

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University of Pretoria honours the legacy of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 12 Dec 2013

The University of Pretoria joined the world in mourning the passing, on 5 December 2013, of the first democratically elected president of South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. On Wednesday, 11 December 2013, staff and students of the University attended a memorial service in the Musaion. Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu (Chancellor), Prof Cheryl de la Rey (Vice-Chancellor and Principal) and Mr Leo Haese (Chairperson of the Convocation) were also in attendance.

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Centre for Human Rights draws attention to women’s human rights in the shadow of Mandela’s passing
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 12 Dec 2013

In the context of a conference on women’s reproductive health rights to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Women’s Rights Protocol) on 9 and 10 December, two prominent activists delivered inspiring words to conference participants and external guests.

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Prof Brenda Wingfield received A-rating from NRF
Martie Meyer
Posted on 10 Dec 2013

Prof Brenda Wingfield, a researcher of high international standing received an A-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF), effective from 2014. She is also the first women in the Faculty to receive this rating.

This achievement is even more exceptional because both she and her husband, Prof Mike Wingfield, Director of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) will now be A-rated scientists in the same faculty.

Prof Wingfield is the Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and was elected to the Council of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) for the 2012 to 2016 cycle. She is also the Secretary General of the International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP).

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CGIS student wins prestigious Isibalo award
Centre for Geoinformation Science
Posted on 06 Dec 2013

Stefan de Bruin, a BSc (Hons)( Geoinformatics) student from the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology (GGM) at the University of Pretoria was awarded first prize in the category Best Student Project at the first annual Isibalo Award Evening on 4 December 2013.

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 - 2013)
DUR
Posted on 06 Dec 2013

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Professor Cheryl de la Rey, on behalf of the University community, joins South Africa and the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela.

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