Winner of the Statistics Department Announced
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'
Wal-Mart deal signals growing American business interest in Africa, US official asserts
Posted on 07 Jun 2011
Speaking on 'Africa in the US Policy Landscape' at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, in Johannesburg, on Monday, Fernandez said the US government and American companies were increasingly "eager" to pursue opportunities in Africa
Ambience Steffens off to Mauritius!
Posted on 06 Jun 2011
Ambience Steffens, TuksSport High School learner has been selected to take part in the Africa/ Mauritius Equestrian Friendship Challenge (1st leg) which will be held at the Centre de la Louisa in Grand Baaie from 22 October 2011.
Brics must unite in a bid for the top IMF job
Posted on 03 Jun 2011
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's resignation as head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has unexpectedly presented the Brics group (Brazil, Russia, India, China, SA) with it first true "stress test" as a globally recognised coalition of emerging powers in a new world order, says Dr. Lyal White of the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
African Union and South Africa should prioritise Great Lakes region as 'new front'
Posted on 03 Jun 2011
The Centre for Human Rights and the Department of Political Sciences held a public lecture on the 1st of June 2011 which was presented by the European Union (EU) Ambassador Mr Roeland van de Geer. His lecture was titled 'Is Peace possible in the Great Lakes Region?'
Wits honours UP's Prof John Skinner
Posted on 31 May 2011
The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has bestowed its highest academic honour - DSc Honoris Causa - on the University of Pretoria's Prof John Skinner in recognition of his huge contribution to South African and international science in the fields of zoology and mammalogy. The citation noted that "no one has done more to bring zoology to the attention of the South African community, whether it be game farmers, agricultural extension officers, or the visitor to a national park, or to bring South African mammalogy to the attention of the international research community".