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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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The University of Pretoria (UP) awards Chancellor’s Medal to Dr FS Malan
DUR
Posted on 11 Apr 2014

The Chancellor’s Medal is awarded for outstanding academic achievement and service beyond the academic environment.

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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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Actuarial graduates excel
Martie Meyer
Posted on 26 Apr 2014

Werner Pansegrouw made the Department of Insurance and Actuarial Science proud when he was awarded the Vice-Chancellor and Principal's Medal for Excellent Undergraduate Academic Achievement as the best student in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

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Sarchi Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control to boost South Africa’s only comprehensive malaria research effort
DUR
Posted on 25 Apr 2014

“Malaria is a very complex disease. Trying to stop it is like trying to hit thousands of tennis balls with a teaspoon.” Using this analogy, Lyn-Marie Birkholtz, an associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and a member of the Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control at the University of Pretoria (UPCSMC) reiterates the importance of on-going, trans-disciplinary research in an effort to eliminate the disease that remains one of Africa’s greatest killers.

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The University conferred an Honorary Doctorate to Ben Okri
DUR
Posted on 25 Apr 2014

UP’s conferment of an honorary doctorate on Ben Okri is the first time that an African university honours one of its greatest sons.

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New ward-based outreach teams launched to modernise health services
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 25 Apr 2014

The Department of Family Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences has entered into a partnership with the City of Tshwane to promote the ideals of the National Health Insurance system, which include ensuring access to quality health for all.

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Prof Lall received Presidential Award for outstanding research in medical sciences
Martie Meyer
Posted on 25 Apr 2014

Prof Namrita Lall, an expert in Medicinal Plant Science at the University of Pretoria has been awarded the highest South African honour, the Order of Mapungubwe (Bronze), for her outstanding contribution in the field of medical sciences.

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UP Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control
Renee Conradie
Posted on 25 Apr 2014

On the eve of World Malaria Day, the University of Pretoria launched the SARChI Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control. This eleventh SARChI Chair at the University was launched at the closing of Malaria Research Day during which several transdisciplinary presentations were delivered. The vision of the SARChl Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control is to make a substantial contribution towards the creation of a malaria-free Africa and the eradication of the disease in South Africa by 2018.

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Celebrating 20 years of democracy
DUR
Posted on 25 Apr 2014

27 April 2014 is an extremely significant day for all South Africans. It marks 20 years of democracy and commemorates the occasion when for the first time in the country’s history all South African citizens went to the polls as equals to vote peacefully in the first democratic elections.

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