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Late presentation of HIV in children causes serious concerns
Philip Snyman
Posted on 16 Feb 2011

HIV infected children still present too late for HIV treatment. The burden presented by this disease is also getting bigger in the local paediatric community.

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TuksRugby : Valentine's Day nightmare for Tuks 1
Posted on 15 Feb 2011

It was supposed to be a night to remember, but turned out a Valentine's Day nightmare for Tuks 1 as they suffered a humiliating home ground defeat in the FNB Varsity Cup Competition.

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Female crickets fall for serenades of younger males
Posted on 15 Feb 2011

Female crickets prefer the serenades of younger males. The findings defy a well-established theory that females prefer older males because their longevity shows they have good genes. This idea was largely unproven, says Luke Verburgt of the University of Pretoria, South Africa. And once he put it to the test using field crickets (Gryllus bimaculatus), he found it isn't accurate.

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First-year BCom Accounting Sciences student won a brand new Hyundai i-10
Posted on 15 Feb 2011

Ms Thembekile Daisy Nhlabathi, a first-year BCom Accounting Sciences student, won a brand new Hyundai i-10.



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Tuks Rag procession engulfs eastern Pretoria
Posted on 14 Feb 2011

The streets of Pretoria were buzzing with about 7 000 students who were parading and flaunting their colourful floats during the main RAG procession on Saturday 12 February 2011. The event also drew lots of community members who were giving out donations to excited students. At the final judging, this year's float competition was won by the men's residence Olympus and the women's residence Erica. Their float's theme was about the discovery of electricity.

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Opening of the Faculty of Theology 2011
Posted on 14 Feb 2011

The Faculty of Theology recently held a special service to open the academic year. The service was led by the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Johan Buitendag.

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Tuks Dance Kickoff
Posted on 14 Feb 2011

Two shows a line dance and a meet and greet all rolled into one. That is what is happening at Tuks Dance this week.


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Book Launch - 18 February 2011
Wilma Martin
Posted on 14 Feb 2011

Book launch of "Contemporary Diplomacy: Representation and Communication in a Globalized World" by Geoffrey Allen Pigman

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Clinic for Voice Disorders
Dept of Communication Pathology
Posted on 14 Feb 2011

Clinical services for voice disorders, which are surprisingly common, are provided at the Department of Communication Pathology.

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A recent commentary by Ian Michler of Africa Geographic Magazine
Ken Ferguson
Posted on 14 Feb 2011

A recent commentary by Ian Michler of Africa Geographic Magazine (February 2011) has highlighted a major review edited by Ken Ferguson (Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria) and John Hanks (Independent Consultant) on the pros' and cons', in terms of biodiversity conservation, of the erection of park and veterinary disease control fences.

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