The Tuks Rugby Club has been in existence for more than a century.
Currently Tukkies are one of the largest rugby clubs in South Africa with 55 teams and more than 100 coaches and team managers.
To date, Tukkies have produced 87 Springboks for the national rugby side as well as four Springbok captains.
The club's home base is the UP Sports Campus (also known as the LC de Villiers Sports Grounds ) and has a modern, well equipped stadium, state of the art strength and fitness gym and six rugby fields with floodlights to its disposal.
On the southern side of the stadium there is a well equipped clubhouse.
Faculty of Health Sciences’ research in Limpopo paves the road for exciting collaborations on prostate cancer - 24/07/2014
The Department of Urology and School of Health Systems and Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria (UP) have been instrumental in the health research being done in the Vhembe district in the Limpopo province for the past twelve years. The presence of UP in the Thohoyandou area has led to a collaborative partnership with a globally recognised access programme, PHAKAMISA, that aims to directly impact on the outcomes achieved with treating and caring for patients suffering from cancer and on the needs of those managing this dreaded disease. This will include support to health care providers as well as prostate cancer patients.
UP Fine Arts graduate overall winner of the Absa L’Atelier art competition 2014 - 24/07/2014
The Absa L’Atelier art competition is South Africa’s most prestigious annual art event. The award to be won in this competition not only assures South Africa’s emerging artists of recognition, but also affords them the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. The competition is run in conjunction with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA). This year, recent UP graduate Liberty Battson was announced the overall winner for 2014.
Photographs speak louder than words - 22/07/2014
Rory du Plessis, Visual Cultural Studies lecturer in the University of Pretoria (UP)'s Department of Visual Arts, has just returned from a fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin. The awarded fellowship forms part of his interdisciplinary doctoral studies and was in the research cluster 'Encounters between Medicine, Literature, Philosophy and their Circulation in Public Debates'.
University of Pretoria celebrated Mandela Day in Hammanskraal - 22/07/2014
On Friday 18 July, staff from the University of Pretoria (UP) and members of the Morokolong community, Hammanskraal, converged at the Tshedimosetso Community Development Centre to celebrate Mandela Day. At the beginning of June, the Department of Facilities Management, in collaboration with the Department of University Relations, embarked on various projects to renovate the Centre.
THEY CAME, THEY SAW, THEY ‘SWAM’ . . . The 2014 Varsity Cup 6th round fixture between UP-Tuks and NMMU was played in the most extreme conditions as can be clearly seen by the pictures below. It rained heavily from start to finish. [Pictures: Jaco Joubert]