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First in-depth look at West Coast’s own Heaviside’s dolphins
DUR
Posted on 17 Apr 2014

All Heaviside’s dolphins found along southern Africa’s West Coast are related, and belong to one of two major populations. This is one of the findings of the first in-depth genetic study about this endemic dolphin species that is only found from Table Bay to southern Angola. The species may be sensitive to overharvesting by the hake fishing industry.

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Record number of post-graduate degrees for UPs Class of 2013
DUR
Posted on 16 Apr 2014

The Autumn 2014 graduation figures for the University of Pretoria (UP) confirm that the institution which last year was ranked among the Top 500 universities globally by the prestigious QS World Ranking of Universities, is on track to deliver on its vision of being a leading research-intensive university. A record 4214 post-graduate degrees are being awarded across its nine faculties and business school.

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Minister Derek Hanekom launches Centre of Excellence in Food Security
Centre of Excellence
Posted on 16 Apr 2014

South Africa's drive to create a competitive and food secure state was boosted on Tuesday (15 April) with the launch of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Food Security at University of the Western Cape (UWC) in collaboration with the University of Pretoria (UP).

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Study asks for ban on 4x4s in protected areas
DUR
Posted on 15 Apr 2014

Soil damage caused by 4x4 vehicles is underestimated, long term between 5 and 1000 years - and mostly irreversible. Due to their negative environmental impact, vehicles should not be allowed to do off-road driving in protected areas. Strict legal measures should be applied to regulate 4x4 use in such areas, while very sensitive areas such as wetland areas should be classified as absolute no-go areas.

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The University conferred an Honorary Doctorate to Prof JW Creswell
DUR
Posted on 14 Apr 2014

JW Creswell is professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research output includes many articles on mixed methods research, qualitative methodology and general research design, as well as 22 books.

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Honours Degree a tough hurdle for Olympic athlete LJ van Zyl
DUR
Posted on 14 Apr 2014

Olympic hurdler LJ van Zyl receives his Honours degree during the Faculty of Education's Autumn Graduation Ceremony.



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University of Pretoria seals collaboration with Georgia State University
DUR
Posted on 14 Apr 2014

A long-standing institutional relationship between the University of Pretoria (UP) and Georgia State University, USA was sealed recently with the signing of a memorandum of understanding.

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TuksFM shines again at the 2014 MTN Radio Awards
TuksFM
Posted on 14 Apr 2014

The best of SA radio was honoured at the fifth annual MTN Radio Awards gala dinner at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 12 April 2014. Tuks FM walked away with nine awards including the prestigious "Campus Station of the Year" award for the third consecutive year.

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