Centre for Human Rights course targets African judges as Optional Protocol comes into force
Posted on 14 May 2013
Judges from five African countries (Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda) joined participants from 20 other African countries for a course on socio-economic rights, presented by the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria from 6 to 10 May 2013.
Tuks representatives shine at G20 Youth Forum in Russia
Elzet Hurter/Martie Bradley
Posted on 08 May 2013
The G20 Youth Forum was the largest international event organised for young leaders in 2013, and over 1 500 young leaders, students and academics, representatives from the business world and governments participated in it.* Six students from the University of Pretoria had been selected as representatives of the South African youth contingent to attend the Forum in Saint Petersburg from 17 to 21 April 2013.
Prof Ann Skelton incumbent of UNESCO Chair in Education Law in Africa
Posted on 07 May 2013
The Director of the Centre for Child Law, Prof Ann Skelton, has been appointed by the University Council as the incumbent of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) Chair in Education Law in Africa.
Information Design and UP Law Clinic collaborate
Posted on 06 May 2013
Third year Information Design students in the Department of Visual Arts recently took part in an exciting collaborative project with the UP Law clinic. The students were tasked with creating a new, dynamic visual identity for the UP Law Clinic.
Historic interview with Dr Albertina Luthuli
Posted on 06 May 2013
On 26 April 2013, Mr Anthony Makeketa, responsible for marketing and communications at the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsble Leadership (ALCRL), visited the Albert Luthuli Museum in Groutville to meet and interview Dr Albertina Luthuli, the daughter of Chief Albert Luthuli. The main objective of this historic visit was to interview Dr Luthuli on the topic of responsible leadership and also to explore the legacy of her father, Chief Albert Luthuli and how the ALCRL can contribute to his legacy through its academic and research offerings.
PPS donates generously to Insurance and Actuarial Science department
Posted on 02 May 2013
The Department of Insurance and Actuarial Science and the Professional Provident Society (PPS) recently renewed their partnership with a substantial sponsorship from PPS. An amount of R292 178,80 was donated to refurbish and upgrade a multi-purpose meeting room in the Department with conference facilities. This includes state-of-the-art technology, for example Wi-Fi.
South Africa has achieved liberation, but no equality yet – Reverend Jesse Jackson
Posted on 30 Apr 2013
The struggle for equality in South Africa is not yet over, says renowned American civil rights activist, Reverend Jesse Jackson. He warned the country not to celebrate the downfall of apartheid prematurely as it still has deep layers which need to be addressed.
Generating income for SANParks through tourism
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 24 Apr 2013
Drs Felicite Fairer Wessels and Anneli Douglas from the Tourism Management Division presented a research poster at the 11th Annual Savanna Science Networking Meeting, that was held in the Kruger National Park in March 2013.
The theme of the Savanna meeting was “Savanna ecosystems in times of change: advances in adaptive management, ecological understanding and social connectivity.”
The ALCRL launches the Integrated Reporting Draft Consultation Framework
Posted on 22 Apr 2013
16 April 2013 marked a historic date in the development of the field of integrated reporting and more specifically the future of corporate reporting. Some experts argue that this date will set in motion an alternative for what is still today the dominant purpose of business, namely profit maximisation.