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UP visits Oprah's school
Martie Meyer
Posted on 29 Mar 2011

The University of Pretoria (UP) was recently invited to be part of a career exhibition at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG) in Henley-on-Klip, Meyerton.

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TuksAthlectics : Oscar qualifies for Olympics
Posted on 25 Mar 2011

Blade runner Oscar Pistorius ran a qualifying time for Olympic Games at the AGN Championships on Wednesday, 23 March.

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A UN model law on Juvenile Justice: A comparative assessment
Dr Ann Skelton, Ms Iyabo Ogunniran and Ms Violet Odala
Posted on 20 Apr 2011

On 18 April 2011 Dr. Anne Skelton, Director of the Centre for Child Law in the University of Pretoria Faculty of Law, presented the outcome of a UN expert meeting in Vienna tasked with commenting on a draft 'Model Law on Juvenile Justice'. The presentation was complemented by comments from Ms Iyabo Ogunniran and Ms Violet Odala, who shared their experience with the juvenile justice systems in Nigeria and Malawi, respectively.

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SA Squad for Wheelchair Tennis ITF World Team Cup named
Posted on 19 Apr 2011

Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) and its presenting sponsor Airports Company South Africa, alongside the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA), and City of Tshwane announced the team that will represent South Africa in the ITF World Team Cup.

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TuksRugby : Champions start on scrappy, yet fruitful note
Posted on 19 Apr 2011

Defending Carlton Cup champions, Tuks made a scrappy yet fruitful start to the 2011 season when they took full points from the 27-13 win against Harlequins on 16 April.

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Africa Open Judo Championships
Posted on 19 Apr 2011

At the Africa Open Judo Championships, Tuks judokas won 3 of the 4 medals on offer and for the first time in 19 years produced an Africa champion.

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Disability awareness in Mamelodi schools
Fiona Millan
Posted on 19 Apr 2011

On Thursday 14 April 2011, the Occupational Therapy (OT) students of the University of Pretoria held a disability day to spread disability awareness across Mamelodi.

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Dead artist opens his own exhibition
UP Arts
Posted on 19 Apr 2011

Throughout his life the famous South African avant-garde artist, Christo Coetzee (1929-2000) was a controversial figure. On 4 May 2011 Christo Coetzee will open an extraordinary exhibition of 64 of his works in the Edoardo Villa Museum, Old Merensky Building on the main campus of the University of Pretoria.

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Katinka Heyns-Barnard receives honorary degree
Posted on 18 Apr 2011

On 14 April 2011, South African entertainment legend Katina Heyns-Barnard received an honorary doctorate from the UP Drama Department.

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UP academic co-chairs the Global Young Academy
Martie Meyer
Posted on 18 Apr 2011

The Global Young Academy (GYA), an international, independent, science-based institution that aims for excellence and impact that was launched last year, elected Prof Bernard Slippers of the University of Pretoria (UP) as the Co-chair. Prof Slippers is an Associate Professor from the Department of Genetics in the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute.

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