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Dean of Education amongst SA’s most influential women in business and government 2012
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 30 Jul 2012

The Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof Irma Eloff, is one of the top three Most Influential Women in Business and Government in South Africa in 2012 – in the Education category.

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Latest PULP publication on Intellectual Property in Africa
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 19 Jun 2012

The latest publication from the Pretoria University law Press is the Adams & Adams Practical Guide to
Intellectual Property in Africa. Download your free copy now!

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Learn more about predicting future viral threats in humans and animals
Martie Meyer
Posted on 20 Sep 2013

International travel has turned the earth into a global village, creating an opportunity for new viruses to potentially spread rapidly across the world.

More than 70% of emerging diseases are zoonotic of nature and can be transferred between animals and humans. Viruses such as the Ebola, HIV, SARS-Coronavirus, and the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus all originated in animals and caused extensive disease outbreaks in humans.

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Academics are architects behind the Nedbank National Small Business Index
Department of Business Management
Posted on 20 Sep 2013

Limited information exists on the status quo, progress and performance of the critically important small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) sector, firstly as a convincing contributor to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) and secondly as one of the only sectors that positively provide in much-needed job creation.

The SMME is a pertinent socio-economic role-player and because of the limited information, a National Small Business Index was proposed by Nedbank, to commence in February 2014 with the first quarter of reporting.

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Prof Jordaan part of selected group to visit the University of São Paulo
Department of Marketing Management
Posted on 20 Sep 2013

A delegation of professors and representatives of the University of Pretoria (UP) was welcomed to the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil by Prof Antonio Carlos Vieira Coelho, the Adviser Support International.

The visiting UP team mainly consisted of heads of departments, with Prof Yolanda Jordaan, Head of the Department of Marketing Management, being selected to represent the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

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UP Historical and Heritage Studies Professor maintains international Chinese position
UP Archive
Posted on 20 Sep 2013

Professor Karen Harris of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies in the Faculty of Humanities has again been re-elected as the African representative on the executive board of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO).

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Free online South African National Legislation website available now!
Elsabe Olivier
Posted on 19 Sep 2013

The University of Pretoria's Law Library and partner Southern African Legal Information Institute
(SAFLII) would like to alert you to the fact that the website is now open and free to the public.

The free online South African National Legislation website www.lawsofsouthafrica.up.ac.za includes Acts and Regulations (point-in-time). This website is a work in progress and 50+ Acts and Regulations are available at this stage.

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UP-Tuks 1 are the 2013 Varsity Football Champions!!
Sanku Tsunke/Khathochelo Mbanda
Posted on 17 Sep 2013

UP-Tuks 1 has proved once again that they are the best student football team following their convincing win over NMMU’s Madibaz by 4-1, making them the first champions of the Varsity Football Challenge!
After 8 rounds of entertaining football competition, UP-Tuks 1 only lost to TUT by 4-1 in their Tshwane derby on the opening day of the competition but they recovered from their shaky start. They also played 1-1 draw against Madibaz.


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There is no business like show business
Department of Marketing Management
Posted on 13 Sep 2013

The BComHons (Marketing Management) group was challenged to create a marketing communication campaign for the Atterbury Theatre. This took place during a visit to the Atterbury Theatre in August 2013.

Mrs Paulette Reyneke, Atterbury Theatre Manager, provided the students with background information on the theatre and its activities. The marketing challenge was specifically targeted at the corporate market and integrating social media into the campaign.

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Strong educational links between Azerbaijan and SA discussed
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 13 Sep 2013

Talks about the development of strong educational links between the republics of Azerbaijan and South Africa took place at the Tourism Management Division in the Faculty Economic and Management Sciences.

Prof Dr Jafar Jafarov, Rector of the Azerbaijan Tourism Institute, the first wholly tourism-focused university in Azerbaijan, visited the Division to discuss the foundation of strong reciprocal links between the two universities for an exchange of academic staff and students up to doctorate level as well as collaborative tourism-research projects.

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