With more than 30 sport clubs and 10 sport academies, TuksSport offers a home for dedicated sport people, but also creates an atmosphere for students to participate in a fun-filled and secure environment. In collaboration with the Students’ Sport Committee, TuksSport accommodates 9000 participants per week throughout the year.
TuksSport not only focuses on top performers, but also on club contestants and recreational sport participants. It provides a comprehensive high performance support programme to all sport people participating on national and international level. This includes scientific and medical support, sport testing to training, fitness, technical and tactical expertise, sport injuries and sport psychology.
TuksSport offers the more traditional sports such as rugby, cricket, football, athletics (including decathlon and triathlon), hockey, netball, tennis and squash, as well as aquatics (including swimming, rowing, canoeing, water polo and underwater hockey), cycling, golf and gymnastics. Then there are also aikido, judo, karate, taekwondo, wrestling and fencing, as well as badminton, basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, chess, dance and exploration (rock climbing, hiking, adventure racing).
Getting books to our learners by adopting African solutions - 23/04/2014
The biggest challenge facing South African readers is access to books. For everyday South Africans, loading digital texts onto smartphones or tablets isn't a viable solution. You might have heard the saying that we should use African solutions to solve African problems. In this piece, I write about three organisations — Paperight, Siyavula and Worldreader — that offer practical and context-relevant ways of getting books into the hands of South African learners.
UP Architecture graduate wins prestigious national award - 22/04/2014
Heidi van Eeden, a University of Pretoria alumna, was announced as the overall winner of the 27th National Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year award. This is the seventh time that a U.P. student has won this prestigious award. Previous winners were Braam de Villiers (1994), Christiaan van Niekerk (2002), Gerald Schulz (2004), Cillié Malan (2005), Marinda Smalberger (2007) and Clifford Gouws (2012).
The world beyond 2015 - is higher education ready? - 17/04/2014
"We are very good at communicating to a scholarly audience, but one of our challenges is how to transfer that information to a broader audience, in other words the general public. There is definitely room for us [universities] to do more of that." This was the response of Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP), to one of the questions posed by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) as part of a new international campaign.