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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.



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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Policy brief: South Africa and patchwork governance - 27/10/2014
From Department of Political Sciences

UP Political Sciences lecturer Dr Mzukisi Qobo examines SA’s involvement in a global system defined by an absence of steady leadership in the latest issue of Foreign Voices.

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Opinion: Competing with capitalism to maximize well-being - 27/10/2014
From Department of Political Sciences

What would you do to reinvent capitalism, to make it less destructive and more focused on what people really need? Lorenzo Fioramonti, Director of GovInn and UP Political Sciences lecturer, and Joyn Boik write on the issue on the Truth Out website.

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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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Final year Information Design students exhibition - 22/10/2014
From Department of Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Department is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring the work of the fourth year Information Design students. Uncovered will host an opening reception on the 29th of October 2014 from 18h00 at the Visual Arts Department. Special guest speaker and CEO of Terrestrial Tasos Calantzis will introduce the show.

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