UP wins Diamond Award at Pretoria/Tshwane Municipal District Leaders and Achievers Awards ceremony
Posted on 16 September 2011
Ms Petronella Khwane and Mr Jimmy Masombuka received the award on behalf of UP.
The University of Pretoria was recently awarded the Diamond Award by PMR.Africa during the Pretoria/Tshwane Municipal District Leaders and Achievers Awards ceremony held at the Sheraton Hotel in Pretoria.
“The purpose of the award is to celebrate excellence. Through the awards we want to acknowledge and set a benchmark for others to aspire to; also to create an opportunity for companies and institutions whereby a team or division can be recognised for all their hard work. After all, there is a successful team behind each successful and highly rated company and institution”, said Johan Hattingh, the Chief Executive Officer of PMR.africa.
Companies and institutions were rated against the following criteria:
- contributions to enhance economic growth and development of the metropolitan municipality
levels of management expertise
- implementation of corporate governance
- brand awareness
- levels of innovation
"In this regard the University of Pretoria is known for its levels of innovation, management expertise and implementation of corporate governance, competitiveness and excellence. This achievement should be shared with staff as a way of thanking them for their constant striving to retain the institution’s standing as an undisputed leader in the academic sphere", John concluded.