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First in-depth look at West Coastís own Heavisideís dolphins
DUR
Posted on 17 Apr 2014

All Heavisideís dolphins found along southern Africaís West Coast are related, and belong to one of two major populations. This is one of the findings of the first in-depth genetic study about this endemic dolphin species that is only found from Table Bay to southern Angola. The species may be sensitive to overharvesting by the hake fishing industry.

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Record number of post-graduate degrees for UPís Class of 2013
DUR
Posted on 16 Apr 2014

The Autumn 2014 graduation figures for the University of Pretoria (UP) confirm that the institution which last year was ranked among the Top 500 universities globally by the prestigious QS World Ranking of Universities, is on track to deliver on its vision of being a leading research-intensive university. A record 4214 post-graduate degrees are being awarded across its nine faculties and business school.

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Minister Derek Hanekom launches Centre of Excellence in Food Security
Centre of Excellence
Posted on 16 Apr 2014

South Africa's drive to create a competitive and food secure state was boosted on Tuesday (15 April) with the launch of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Food Security at University of the Western Cape (UWC) in collaboration with the University of Pretoria (UP).

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Study asks for ban on 4x4s in protected areas
DUR
Posted on 15 Apr 2014

Soil damage caused by 4x4 vehicles is underestimated, long term Ė between 5 and 1000 years - and mostly irreversible. Due to their negative environmental impact, vehicles should not be allowed to do off-road driving in protected areas. Strict legal measures should be applied to regulate 4x4 use in such areas, while very sensitive areas such as wetland areas should be classified as absolute no-go areas.

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The University conferred an Honorary Doctorate to Prof JW Creswell
DUR
Posted on 14 Apr 2014

JW Creswell is professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research output includes many articles on mixed methods research, qualitative methodology and general research design, as well as 22 books.

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University of Pretoria seals collaboration with Georgia State University
DUR
Posted on 14 Apr 2014

A long-standing institutional relationship between the University of Pretoria (UP) and Georgia State University, USA was sealed recently with the signing of a memorandum of understanding.

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TuksFM shines again at the 2014 MTN Radio Awards
TuksFM
Posted on 14 Apr 2014

The best of SA radio was honoured at the fifth annual MTN Radio Awards gala dinner at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 12 April 2014. Tuks FM walked away with nine awards including the prestigious "Campus Station of the Year" award for the third consecutive year.

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Ticks help spread lumpy skin disease among cattle
DUR
Posted on 11 Apr 2014

Three bloodsucking hard tick species, commonly found in sub-Saharan Africa, are involved in the transmission of a debilitating livestock disease called lumpy skin disease to cattle herds across Africa.

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The University conferred an Honorary Doctorate to Prof Richard Lee Baskerville
DUR
Posted on 11 Apr 2014

Prof Baskerville congratulated all his fellow graduates at the ceremony and made special mention of those who graduated as the first people in their family to get a degree because he was also the first person in his family to go to university and get a degree. He told the graduates that "Getting a first degree is like opening up a bag of crisps, once you taste one, you want the whole bag." In his inspiring talk, he encouraged graduates to stand on the shoulders of giants and constantly seek new horizons and ways of looking at things.


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

The Chancellorís Medal is awarded for outstanding academic achievement and service beyond the academic environment.

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