The University of Pretoria is the only institution in the country that can boast a gymnastics programme which offers Rhythmic and Artistic, from beginners to national team members, from ages 3 to 65.
We at TuksGymnastics strive to provide to the students of the University of Pretoria and the community of Pretoria professional coaching in all disciplines at all levels, from recreation to competitive.
We further endeavor to provide those gymnasts who would like to prepare towards high-level international participation the opportunity through our Elite School of Excellence.
·To promote the importance of Fundamental Movement and Skill Development from pre-school level.
·To develop every gymnast we work with to their full potential.
·To provide a fun, safe and educational coaching environment.
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Social Development Month (October) - 22/10/2014
Pro-poor strategies such as social grants, the national school nutrition programme and the expanded Public Works Programme, amongst others, reflect a better understanding in that the most vulnerable are assisted to break the poverty trap.
Limpopo’s tomato growers have to face up to climate change - 20/10/2014
Limpopo Province produces 66% of the total annual tonnage of tomatoes grown in South Africa. The province is also deemed particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate change, partly because it is exposed to extreme weather events. A new study demonstrates the extent to which current climate change scenarios are likely to impact tomato production and proposes possible methods for farmers to mitigate the impact.
Walking the tightrope - 20/10/2014
Twenty first century organisations can be as large and powerful as countries, yet the communication and knowledge revolution has shrunk the planet and its people into a global village. These extremes of size and a shifting environment force organisations to walk a tightrope balancing people, planet and profit.
UP conducts validation trial for IDEXX’s new pregnancy test for cows - 17/10/2014
Improved pregnancy rates among cattle mean greater profitability for dairy and beef farmers. IDEXX, an international company dealing with diagnostic products in animal health, recently approached the University of Pretoria with a request to conduct a project to assist in devising reliable, cost-effective methods for diagnosing pregnancy in cattle. This led to the bovine pregnancy test validation trial, which is being conducted in the South African dairy industry.