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11th Annual KrÍkvars Student Arts Festival
UP Drama Department
Posted on 18 Jul 2011

The University of Pretoria's Drama Department is proud to present the 11th annual KrÍkvars Student Arts Festival. The festival will run from 25-30 July 2011.

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Dept Political Sciences Seminar: The AU and the Responsibility to Protect
Posted on 18 Jul 2011

The Department of Political Sciences University invites you to a public seminar on "The African Union and the Responsibility to Protect", to be presented by Dr Henning Melber and Mr Jan Mutton, on 5 August 2011.

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Google chooses four students from the University of Pretoria as ambassadors
Posted on 18 Jul 2011

For the next year, four energetic technophiles from the University of Pretoria (UP) will help empower Africa's academic community with knowledge, infrastructure and the tools to access information easily and effectively.

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UN Special Rapporteur asks for strengthening of local food systems
Ward Anseeuw and Thinah Moyo
Posted on 18 Jul 2011

"The prices of food commodities shall in the future be more volatile and higher, in particular as a result of climate disruptions, of increased competition for land and water, and of speculation on both the physical and the financial markets." This is the viewpoint of the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Prof Olivier de Schutter during his visit to the University of Pretoria (UP) on 12 July.

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GIBS welcomes Rotterdam School of Management
GIBS news
Posted on 15 Jul 2011

The students spent the week of 4th-8th July immersed in a programme that consisted of classroom sessions, experiential and company visits.

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Winner of the Statistics Department Announced
Inger Fabris-Rotelli
Posted on 12 May 2011

The Department of Statistics held a competition inviting staff and students of the University of Pretoria to draw/design/photograph something which inspires the following 'What is Statistics in the real world to real people'


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Leadership development to build food security for Africa
Prof Sheryl Hendriks
Posted on 14 Jul 2011

Agricultural development has entered a new era of country-driven prioritisation, planning and programming. This requires significant leadership across a broad range of stakeholders. The 2008/9 global food price crisis brought the need for renewed attention to agriculture into sharp focus. For African governments to address hunger and poverty through agricultural growth in the new era requires leadership, change and transformation at various levels and amongst a range of role players.

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NPC diagnosis: 'not terminal', GIBS Forum hears
GIBS news
Posted on 13 Jul 2011

National Planning Commission (NPC) Deputy Chairman Cyril Ramaphosa and Acting Head of the Secretariat Kuben Naidoo discussed the NPC's Diagnostic Report at a GIBS Forum...

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Mamelodi Campus' after-school Sports Program
Posted on 13 Jul 2011

As part of the 2010 World Cup Legacy projects at the University of Pretoria, TuksSport together with Foundation Real Madrid provide an after-school football program at the Mamelodi Campus.

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Universities of Pretoria, Botswana, and Cocody emerge as winners at African Moot Court Competition
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 13 Jul 2011

The combined team from the University of Pretoria, the University of Botswana and Universitť de Cocody (CŰte d'Ivoire) emerged as the winner at the 20th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition final in Pretoria yesterday.

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