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.
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.
South African law professor to report to the United Nations on Lethal Robots - 16/05/2013
South African human rights law professor, Christof Heyns, will submit a widely anticipated report on Lethal Autonomous Robots (LARs) to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on 29 May 2013.
Prof Heyns, from the University of Pretoria (UP), was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions in 2010. During last year, he conducted worldwide research on the question whether states should be allowed to use LARs - weapons that, once deployed, can use lethal force without further human intervention - during war, or peace.