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).
Official launch of the National Biodiversity and Business Network - 21/05/2013
The National Biodiversity and Business Network of South Africa was officially launched at the Gordon Institute of Business Sciences (GIBS) in Sandton on 15 May 2013.
The University of Pretoria was represented by Dr Claudious Chikozho and Ms Anesu Makina, both from Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL), as well as Prof Don Cowan from FABI.
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.