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Click here for the First-Year Orientation and Registration Programme

Click here for more information on the
First Regional Conference: International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes
University of Pretoria,11 to 14 March 2015

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.



Conference invitation: Global economic governance - 13/11/2014
From Department of Political Sciences

The Department of Political Sciences and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) invite you to a conference on "Alliances beyond BRICS: South Africa's role in global economic governance."

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ISR Community Engagement Project 2014 - 07/11/2014
From Institute for Sports Research

ISR Community Engagement Project 2014 – Two Day Seminar on Sport Science and its application to the South African Gaels Gaelic Football development officers.

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Giving the defenceless a voice in court - 06/11/2014
From Centre for Augmentative & Alternative Communication

Crimes committed against people with developmental and other disabilities are similar in scope to crimes committed against women, children and the elderly, and yet the victimisation of people with disabilities remains largely unaddressed. This can be ascribed to their being perceived as voiceless and invisible members of society – a perception that makes them attractive targets for their perpetrators because they often believe that their victims will not be able to testify against them in court. Three large-scale research studies are currently under way at the University of Pretoria (UP) to change this situation.

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Breast cancer is not a death sentence - 29/10/2014
From Department of Social Work & Criminology

In South Africa, one in 29 women is diagnosed with breast cancer each year. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many do not take the necessary steps to detect the disease in its early stages and to encourage others to do the same. Most of us dread ever hearing the words, “You have cancer”, because this disease is sure to have a significant impact on all areas of a person’s life. Ms Jonita van Wyk, who graduated earlier this year with a master’s degree in Social Work (Health Care) in the Department of Social Work and Criminology at the University of Pretoria (UP), conducted research on the social functioning of women with breast cancer, under the supervision of Dr Charlene Carbonatto.

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UP Fine Art student overall winner for the Art and Design category at Hello Ambassador conference - 24/10/2014
From Department of Visual Arts

The awards ceremony of the Hello Ambassador Art and Design Competition took place on the 18th of October at the South African State Theatre, in the city of Pretoria. University of Pretoria Fine Art students, Izak Buys and Matilda Engelblik who are both currently in their third year of studies were amongst the nine finalists.

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