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Is SA business ready for the 21st century?
Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti
Posted on 22 Aug 2014

Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti, the director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria, commented on the Corporate Governance Index 2014 recently released by the Centre in partnership with the Institute of Internal Auditors of South Africa, saying that it provides a worrying snapshot of the state of business performance in our country. The Index finds that the leadership skills, accountability and overall conduct of public and private corporations have worsened over the past year.

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‘SA is prepared for the Ebola virus,’ says UP alumna and aviation expert
DUR
Posted on 22 Aug 2014

According to Dr Lesego Bogatsu, Senior Manager of the South African Civil Aviation Authority’s Medical Department and a University of Pretoria alumna, the country is ready to deal with the Ebola virus if any cases are reported.

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Two Tuks researchers awarded at WISA (Women in Science Awards)
DUR
Posted on 18 Aug 2014

Two women currently busy with their doctoral studies at the University of Pretoria won fellowships of R40 000 each at the 2014 “Women in Science Awards” of the Department of Science and Technology. The awards were presented at a gala event at the Hilton hotel in Johannesburg on Friday.

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UP curator participates in world-class art exhibition
DUR
Posted on 18 Aug 2014

Artist Daniel Rankadi Mosako, curator of the Edoardo Villa Museum and Collection based at the University of Pretoria, was selected to represent South Africa at the 2014 UNESCO Art Camp held from 17 to 21 July in the historical town of Ordino, Andorra where he joined 29 other fine art artists from various countries. Andorra is a small state located in the Pyrenean mountains in southwestern Europe.

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Prof Brenda Wingfield appointed as Acting Dean for Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Martie Meyer
Posted on 18 Aug 2014

Prof Brenda Wingfield was appointed as the Acting Dean of the Faculty from 15 August 2014. She succeeds Prof Anton Ströh who served the Faculty as Dean for ten years. He is presently the Vice-Principal: Institutional Planning at the University.

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Dr Forbes wins SACI award for educational spectrophotometer
Martie Meyer
Posted on 15 Aug 2014

Is it possible to pay a mere R600 instead of R30 000 for a spectrophotometer? This is indeed now possible thanks to the ingenuity of Dr Patricia Forbes from the Department of Chemistry who developed an educational spectrophotometer that can be built by students themselves from a kit for a fraction of the cost of an entry-level commercial instrument.

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UP honours top women academics
DUR
Posted on 13 Aug 2014

In celebration of the achievements of its top female researchers, the University of Pretoria (UP) held an event to present some of their research.

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Women’s Day celebrated by women judicial officers at University of Pretoria
DUR
Posted on 12 Aug 2014

Prof Cheryl de la Rey, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, welcomed the women who attended the national conference of the South African Chapter: International Association of Women in Justice (SAC IAWJ), held at the University of Pretoria over the weekend. Women magistrates and judges celebrated National Women’s Day by commemorating the ten-year existence of the Association.

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ASELPH holds an NHI policy seminar
DUR
Posted on 12 Aug 2014

The Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health, in collaboration with the Department of Health, recently held a policy seminar at the University of Pretoria. The theme was ‘NHI for South Africa: Meeting the health care needs of the needy, poor and destitute’. The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla, addressed delegates from government, NGOs, unions and the private health sector.

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SASAS awards Gold Medal to Prof Carl Roux
Martie Meyer
Posted on 08 Aug 2014

Prof Carl Z Roux (76), an emeritus professor of the Department of Genetics at the University of Pretoria, was recently awarded a gold medal by the South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) in acknowledgement of exceptional services rendered in furtherance of animal science over many years.

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