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One of South Africa’s 30 wonder women
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

Prof Shirley Zinn, an extraordinary professor in the Department of Human Resource Management, has been designated as one of South Africa’s 30 wonder women by the Wits Business School Journal.

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Discussion with thought leaders
ALCRL
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

A discussion was held at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) with international thought leaders on corporate governance on Monday, 4 September 2012.

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UP ARTS presents: TO MOTHER – a show with Magdalene Minnaar and Ockie Vermeulen, dedicated to Mother’s Day.
UP Arts
Posted on 03 May 2012

Music lovers in Pretoria environs can look forward to a delightfully fresh musical breeze on Sunday, 13 May at 15:00 in the Musaion on the Hatfield campus of the University of Pretoria.

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University of Pretoria partners with The MasterCard Foundation in providing financial assistance to needy students
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 03 Mar 2014

The University of Pretoria is the first academic institution in South Africa to partner with The MasterCard Foundation to provide financial aid to academically talented students from different parts of the SADC region.

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Research on the use of information and communication technologies
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 27 Feb 2014

A pilot study was conducted by Prof Felicite Fairer-Wessels of the Tourism Management Division amongst selected non-profit visitor information centres (VIC) to determine whether the information managers have sufficient knowledge management capabilities in terms of tacit or explicit knowledge, the knowledge management information life cycle and knowledge management assets in terms of organisational processes.

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Research Focus: Send in the Perfect Business Rescue Practitioner
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 25 Feb 2014

“War-zone” experience is needed to rescue ventures in distress. “Business rescue practitioners (BRPs) face a challenging job,” says University of Pretoria’s Dr Marius Pretorius in the South African Business Review. “A BRP’s tasks are complex, vaguely stated and involve a wide range of competencies not accessible to the average person.”

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Tukkies student wins national essay competition on the ancient world
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 24 Jan 2012

Mr Christian Straeuli, a University of Pretoria student in the Department of Ancient Languages has won the exclusive CASA Essay competition for 2011.

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UP’s High Performance Centre prepares athletes for Olympic Games
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 25 Feb 2014

Mr Toby Sutcliffe, Chief Executive Officer of the University of Pretoria’s High Performance Centre (hpc), announced the names of 57 athletes who had been selected for support towards the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. Mr Sutcliffe said the hpc, in conjunction with TuksSport, had always been operational in promoting opportunities for athletes to perform at their highest standards, thereby promoting a winning culture.

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Research project on transnational labour relations
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 25 Feb 2014

Prof Manfred Weiss from the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany is mentoring Dr Paul Smit of UP’s Department of Human Resource Management for a three-year research project on transnational labour relations in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

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Faculty of Veterinary Science launches first veterinary online information portal (AfriVIP) in Africa
MG
Posted on 25 Feb 2014

On 18 February 2014 the first veterinary online open educational resources platform in Africa – the African Veterinary Information Portal (AfriVIP) was launched at the Onderstepoort Campus of the University of Pretoria

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