The Convocation of the University of Pretoria consists of :
All persons who have obtained a qualification, as approved by the Senate and Council, from the University;
the Principal, the Vice-Principals, the Executive Directors, the Registrar, the Deans of faculties, permanent academic staff of the University, professors emeriti, other retired academic employees and other persons as the Council may determine; and
all persons (other than the Principal, Vice-Principals, etc referred to above), who immediately before the commencement of this Statute were members of the Convocation of the University.
The election of the latest President of the Convocation was completed on 16 August 2012 and Mr Leo Haese was elected as the new President of the Convocation of the University of Pretoria.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ELECTION RESULTS
The Office of the Registrar takes pleasure in announcing the results of the election of Convocation members to serve on Council, which was concluded on 10 October 2012.
The election process as well as the counting of votes was reviewed and verified by KPMG.
The following candidates have been appointed in the four vacancies (names in alphabetical order):
Mr AD (Anton) Botha (uncontested).
Prof DP (Danie) Goosen.
Prof AJ (Appie) Pienaar.
Mr WD (Willie) Spies.
Official launch of the National Biodiversity and Business Network - 21/05/2013
The National Biodiversity and Business Network of South Africa was officially launched at the Gordon Institute of Business Sciences (GIBS) in Sandton on 15 May 2013.
The University of Pretoria was represented by Dr Claudious Chikozho and Ms Anesu Makina, both from Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL), as well as Prof Don Cowan from FABI.
Open Day was a success! - 21/05/2013
I am pleased to inform you that I received many messages conveying positive feedback on the UP Open Day 2013. I was especially pleased about comments that the UP team of staff, students and volunteers was especially helpful and friendly.
My heartfelt appreciation to all who contributed to a positive experience for parents, prospective students, families, school principals and teachers. I encourage you to keep up the good work. Open Day is an important event for the University for attracting good students, and for broadly enhancing the reputation and status of the University.
World Kangaroo Mother Care Day celebrated by final year students - 21/05/2013
Staff and students from the Department of Communication Pathology at the University of Pretoria are involved in one of the most important evidence-based interventions for preterm and low birth weight babies in the world.
The final year students are participating in Kalafong Hospital as audiologists and speech-language therapists in this very effective neonatal method to care for preterm and low birth weight babies.
TuksGolf Training Centre officially opened at the University of Pretoria - 17/05/2013
The University of Pretoria prides itself on its publicly recognised achievements pertaining to its various sporting fraternities. These achievements can be attributed to the University’s sporting facilities, which are of the highest quality among South African universities. To add to its quality achievements, the University of Pretoria, through TuksSport and the High Performance Centre (hpc), has now officially opened a golf training centre.