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Jurisprudence participates in the Feast of the Clowns
Isolde de Villiers
Posted on 27 Sep 2012

The Feast of the Clowns has been part of the City of Tshwane’s calendar since 2000. What started out as a small street festival, has now established itself as the only annual festival in the inner city combining celebration and social justice.

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UP Political Sciences professor interviewed by German television channel
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 24 Mar 2014

Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Sciences and Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn), was recently interviewed by German public broadcaster ZDF about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

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UP Economics students awarded prestigious scholarships
Department of Economics
Posted on 20 Mar 2014

Two postgraduate students of the Department of Economics were awarded Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA) scholarships. ERSA is a research programme which is being funded by the National Treasury of South Africa. What makes this achievement so remarkable is the fact that the University of Pretoria’s department, is the only Economics Department of SA universities of which two candidates received scholarships.

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Human Rights Day
DUR
Posted on 20 Mar 2014

Human Rights Day is an opportunity for reflection and celebration. All South Africans are free to vote in a legitimate process that is free of violence and intimidation.

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Research Focus: Three reasons to question Earnings Per Share
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 19 Mar 2014

Prof Johannes de Wet, Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria, says analysts and other users of financial statements should be wary of the pitfalls of reported Earnings Per Share (EPS) performance. “A questionable over-emphasis on short term EPS performance has resulted in a distorted view of true performance,” he says in an article published in the international journal, "Corporate Ownership and Control".

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UP co-hosts CoE for Food Security
Martie Meyer
Posted on 14 Mar 2014

The recent announcement that the University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of the Western Cape together with their consortia partners, will co-host the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Food Security, will address some of the dire challenges of food security. The CoE provides an exciting opportunity to expand the work of the Institute for Food Nutrition and Well-being (IFNuW). The Institutional Research Theme it hosts was initiated with UPs strategic funding in 2011.

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Research identifies positive parenting as critical mediator in HIV positive families
Petronel Fourie
Posted on 14 Mar 2014

New research done in the Faculty of Education shows that positive parenting by mothers who are HIV positive is a very important mediator in respect of children’s ability to cope with their mothers’ illness. The research results suggest that interventions for women living with HIV, and for their children, should not only address maternal psychological functioning (depression and coping), but that it should also focus on parenting and promoting a positive approach.

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SA’s Transport System studied by Visiting Professor
DUR
Posted on 14 Mar 2014

Professor Kai Nagel is a visiting professor from Berlin, who is currently with the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Centre for Transport Development. He is a full professor in Transport Systems Planning and Transport Telematics at the Berlin Institute of Technology.

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Researcher receives the 2013 Emerald African Management Research Fund Award
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 14 Mar 2014

Dr Nasima Carrim of the Department of Human Resource Management has been commended an award for a research project that she is doing in the field of management.

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Top international researcher visits the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 13 Mar 2014

Prof Manfred Weiss from the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany visited and presented lectures at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

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