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Dept of Political Sciences - Seminar - 15 February 2011
Wilma Martin
Posted on 07 Feb 2011

The Department of Political Sciences cordially invites you to a seminar on "Why Asia has become rich and powerful", presented by Mr Roelf van der Veen, Scientific Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands.

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Dept of Political Sciences - Seminar - 1 March 2011
Wilma Martin
Posted on 07 Feb 2011

Seminar on "Single Party Majorities: Delivering on Promises While Governing for All"

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Collaborative Research Project between North Carolina State University and The University of Pretoria gains momentum
Prof Ernie Heath
Posted on 04 Feb 2011

The Department of Tourism Management at the University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University (NCSU), is currently conducting research to determine the feasibility of developing a cellphone-enabled network of tourism entrepreneurs among rural communities in South Africa.

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Yearly Paediatric UPdate
Philip Snyman
Posted on 04 Feb 2011

The Department of Paediatrics at the University of Pretoria will host their yearly UPdate during the weekend of 12 and 13 March 2011. Renowned national and international speakers will be present.

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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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