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).
Integrated reporting yearbook 2013 released - 04/12/2013
The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership and its Integrated Reporting Team launched the Integrated reporting yearbook 2013 on 28 November. The same date also saw a celebration in honour of the first group of students to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Reporting.
UP innovation offers hearing screening solution for children - 04/12/2013
A revolutionary innovation that offers a cost-effective solution to the current barriers of school-based hearing screening, is the result of a recent collaboration between Prof. De Wet Swanepoel from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Dr Herman Myburgh from the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria.
Season's greetings - 03/12/2013
Wishing you and your family love, peace, and joy this Holiday Season and in the New Year.
Ons wens u en u gesin liefde, vrede en vreugde toe gedurende die Feestyd en in die Nuwe Jaar.
Re lakaletša wena le balapa la gago lerato, khutšo le lethabo mo Sehleng se sa maikhutšo le mo Ngwageng wo moswa.
UP student takes top honours in SAIEE competition - 03/12/2013
The 2013 National Student Project Competition of the SAIEE (South African Institute of Electrical Engineers) was hosted by the University of Pretoria on 28 November. Top final-year students from South African universities and universities of technology took part in the competition.
Projects in this year’s competition covered a wide range including the designing and development of a prototype super-capacitor-powered campus bicycle, occluded body pose estimation, the development of a robotic demonstration platform for use in the research of intelligent transport systems, and the designing of a low-cost teleconferencing system based on the Raspberry Pi.
Forensic Anthropology book launched at the Faculty of Health Sciences - 27/11/2013
Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, celebrated the launch of the latest edition of The Human Skeleton in Forensic Medicine authored by Prof Maryna Steyn, a physical anthropologist and the Director of Forensic Anthropology Research Centre, based at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Health Sciences. She co-authored the book with Mehmet Yasar Iscan from the University of Istanbul, Turkey.