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Discussion with thought leaders
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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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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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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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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Department of Social Work and Criminology participates in Child Protection Week 2013
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 04 Jun 2013

South Africa’s children face serious challenges to their well-being, with alarming levels of child abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children. They are further exposed to harmful conditions related to HIV and Aids, unemployment, poverty, and poor living environments. This poses serious threats to children’s healthy development, well-being and human rights.

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Prestigious African Union Science Award for Prof Mike Wingfield
Martie Meyer
Posted on 03 Jun 2013

“In Africa we must unite in science and technology.” Prof Mike Wingfield, Director of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, shared these words upon receiving the prestigious African Union (AU) Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award in the Life and Earth Sciences category in Addis Ababa on 25 May 2013.

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LLM/MPhil Photography Competition: Human Rights & Democracy through Photography
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 03 Jun 2013

Students of the LLM/MPhil Programme took part in a photography competition to promote the ideals of human rights and democratisation through still pictures.

The LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa is a unique programme to which 30 individuals from African countries are admitted. The programme is presented by the Centre for Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.

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Former African presidents to speak in the Aula on Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Posted on 03 Jun 2013

The Round Table is a programme of the African Presidential Centre at Boston University, to be hosted in the Aula in conjunction with the University of Pretoria.

Former President Thabo Mbeki and more than nine other former African presidents, including Raila Odinga, Pedro Pires, Joaquim Chissano, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Rupiah Banda, Karl Auguste Offmann, Amani Abed Karume, Frederick Tluway Sumaye and Nicephore Dieudonne Soglo, will act as discussants on the topic '2K63: The future of democracy in Africa'.

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UP’s Daspoort Clinic launches community-based healthcare
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 31 May 2013

The University of Pretoria has launched a Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) initiative at its Daspoort Clinic in Claremont, west of Pretoria. The launch coincided with the début of the book titled, Community oriented primary care L2: Primary health, written by Prof Tessa Marcus (PhD) of the Department of Family Medicine.

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