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Click here for more information on the World Social Science Forum (WSSF) 2015, ICC, Durban, South Africa, 13 to 16 September 2015. Registration is now open.



Seminar report-back: The right to life in Africa - 31/07/2014
From Department of Political Sciences

On 29 July the Department of Political Sciences and the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) hosted a discussion on the protection of the right to life in Africa.

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Fine Arts students of the University of Pretoria participate in the Turbine Art Fair 2014 - 31/07/2014
From Department of Visual Arts

The Turbine Art Fair was held this past weekend from the 17th-20th July 2014 at the Turbine Hall in Newtown. The Turbine Hall’s unique history and position within Newtown, Johannesburg provided TAF14’s central theme – “Emerge”. Young and emerging South African artists were represented by various galleries at the fair.

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Commonwealth scholar at UP focuses on relationship between artwork and onlooker - 30/07/2014
From Department of Visual Arts

Johan Thom, a prolific artist who has received numerous awards and is currently a lecturer in the University of Pretoria's Department of Fine Arts, will soon receive his PhD from the University College of London (UCL) through the Slade School of Art. Thom was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship by the Canon Collins Trust in 2008 and returned to South Africa last year, when he joined the staff at his alma mater as the coordinator for postgraduate students.

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Passing of Professor John Daniel - 29/07/2014
From Department of Political Sciences

It was with regret that the Department of Political Sciences learnt of the death of activist, intellectual and academic Professor John Daniel on 25 July.

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Research seminar: Postmodernism and the young adult - 29/07/2014
From Department of Social Work & Criminology

We would like to invite you to a research seminar presented by the Department of Social Work and Criminology, University of Pretoria, to be held on 21 August 2014.

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Public lecture by Professor Jean-Claude Guédon: 28 Jul
The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship and the Academy of Science for South Africa cordially invite you to a public lecture by Professor Jean-Claude Guédon from the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Montreal.

"How the centre-periphery structure of scientific communication emerged and what to do about it”

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