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UP becomes IPCC leader in climate change and human health
Hannes Rautenbach
Posted on 04 Feb 2011

It was her international reputation that led to a special invitation from the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) where Dr Jane Olwoch was asked to serve as Lead Author of the chapter on Human Health in the forthcoming Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC.

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New Director for the BSc Four Year Programme appointed
Martie Maree
Posted on 04 Feb 2011

Dr Quenton Kritzinger has recently been appointed as the new Director of the BSc Four Year Programme in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. The Four Year Programme is situated on the University's Mamelodi Campus.

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New call centre for Distance Education
Marelize Naude
Posted on 03 Feb 2011

A state of the art call centre for Distance Education has been operational since 28 January 2011. This call centre, boasting 17 incoming lines, will greatly enhance the capacity of handling the big volumes of telephonic enquiries. The number to call is +27 (0)12 420 5613.

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Hein Willemse speaks at CASAS and the Suidoosterfees
Posted on 03 Feb 2011

Hein Willemse, professor in the Department of Afrikaans, took part in public intellectual debates about pertinent issues in Afrikaans twice in the past week.

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TuksCricket : Tuks 1 cruises to 13th NCU Premier League win
Posted on 02 Feb 2011

A combined effort of superb batting and bowling saw Assupol Tuks 1 crusing to another emphatic win in the NCU Premier League on Saturday (29 January).

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UP works with Government on water for rural schools
Hannes Rautenbach
Posted on 02 Feb 2011

The UP Water Institute, through the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology (GGM), has started to work with the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs and the South African Weather Service (SAWS) on fog water collection in high topography rural areas.

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TuksRugby : New look team to face Madibaz
Posted on 02 Feb 2011

The Tuks 1 team to take on the Madibaz (NMMU) on Monday (7 February) in Port Elizabeth in the opening round of the 2011 FNB Varsity Cup Competition was announced on Wednesday.

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Globalization, literature and culture: Andries Visagie publishes in important new book
Posted on 02 Feb 2011

Andries Visagie, professor in the Department of Afrikaans, contributed a chapter in an exciting new book published December 2010 by Routledge.

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LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa)
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 02 Feb 2011

In 2011, the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, once again hosts 30 of Africa's brightest legal minds. These 30 students, from 17 countries across the continent, study towards the LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) degree. They spend the first semester of six months at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, before embarking on a second semester at one of the twelve partner universities of the programme across the continent.

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MQA Bursary opportunity
Posted on 01 Feb 2011

The Mining Qualification authority is offering bursaries to students in the Mining/Metallurgical Industry.

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