Re-a-bua dialogue sessions – celebrating diversity and creating unity at UP
Posted on 11 Jun 2014
In September 2013, the Department of Human Capital and Transformation embarked on an exciting initiative to get staff and students talking about issues related to the creation of an inclusive and enabling environment at UP.
Criminology lecturers receive best paper award: category Criminology at CRIMSA conference
Liana le Roux
Posted on 09 Nov 2011
Two of our criminology lecturers, Dr Francois Steyn and Dr Karen Booyens, were awarded the best paper award in the category Criminology at this year’s CRIMSA Conference that was held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Insurance against environmental damage resulting from fracking poses unique challenges for property and liability insurance
Posted on 23 Jun 2014
According to Prof Birgit Kuschke from the Department of Private Law in the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Law, 'hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, can cause immeasurable damage to the fragile Karoo ecosystem and water resources. The old adage that where damage goes, insurance is certain to follow, most certainly applies.'
Novel strategy and associated instrument aim to help Africans choose and construct careers
Posted on 23 Jun 2014
Prof Kobus Maree, a lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology at UP, has through extensive research and field work over the past eight years, developed an integrated, qualitative and quantitative career assessment and construction strategy, the Career Interest Profile (CIP). The instrument is based upon and also builds on the work of Savickas, and can potentially be used by all people in South Africa and Africa.
What is the origin of coffee flavour in pinotage wines?
Posted on 20 Jun 2014
Pinotage wines with a novel coffee flavour have been produced by several South African wine cellars for many years. Two scientists from the Department of Chemistry, Prof Egmont Rohwer and Dr Yvette Naudé investigated coffee-styled pinotage wine to establish the compounds responsible for this contemporary profile. This was done by using their own in-house developed and unique offline olfactometric technique, which allows the human nose to characterise odours in a controlled fashion.
New findings made through a fresh research approach to parables
Posted on 19 Jun 2014
Through his research of the parables in the setting of the historical Jesus (27-30 CE), Prof Ernest van Eck, a lecturer in UP’s Department of New Testament Studies with a C3 NRF-rating, aims to make a difference in the postmodern society. Prof Van Eck feels strongly about social justice and his research is centered around it.
A first ever in South Africa
Department of Auditing
Posted on 18 Jun 2014
The first DCom degree in Internal Auditing in South Africa will be awarded to Mr Houdini Fourie in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Mr Fourie recently delivered his oral defence of his doctoral degree.
TuksCricket preparations for World Finals are well under way
Posted on 17 Jun 2014
With just more than four weeks to go before TuksCricket leave for the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals, preparations are well under way to ensure that Tuks give their best at this world cup cricket tournament for universities in England next month.