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Three new NRF ratings
Posted on 16 Nov 2012

Congratulations to Prof Julian Müller (Practical Theology), Prof Piet Venter (Old Testament Studies), and Prof Cas Wepener (Practical Theology), who each were awarded a National Research Foundation (NRF) grading of C2.

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CIPS receives professional certification from SAQA
Department of Business Management
Posted on 16 Nov 2012

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) Africa recently received formal recognition by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as the professional body for the procurement and supply profession in South Africa.

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Prof Lourie Terblanche receives EAPA Member of the Year award
Liana le Roux
Posted on 16 Nov 2012

Prof Lourie Terblanche from our Department was recently awarded ‘EAPA Member of the Year’ at the Annual International Conference of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

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Animal Science student wins international scholarship
Martie Meyer
Posted on 01 Oct 2012

Nadia Swanepoel, a PhD student in the Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences, was recently awarded a California Animal Nutrition Conference (CANC) scholarship.

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Engineering student receives Eskom Chairman’s University Award
Prof J.Meyer
Posted on 30 Sep 2013

Marilize Everts received the University Award (Open Category) at the Eskom Chairman’s Awards for her outstanding achievement in Engineering. In the Open Category students from all universities and all disciplines are competing against each other.

After matriculating from Hoërskool Waterkloof with nine distinctions, Marilize finished her degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pretoria, maintaining an average of 89%.

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UP Campus Tours celebrates a decade of serving heritage
KL Harris
Posted on 30 Sep 2013

In a fitting conclusion to Heritage month, the honours students enrolled for Heritage and Cultural Tourism in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies celebrated ten years of UP Campus tours (UPCT). On Saturday 28 September postgraduate students who completed the honours degree in BHCS over the past decade and were involved in the running of UPCT gathered from across the nine provinces of South Africa with some coming from as far as Nigeria to celebrate this milestone. This included two of the founding members Cassie Carstens and Vicky Heunis (neé van Schalkwyk).

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University of Pretoria rated as one of world's top 500 universities
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 30 Sep 2013

The University of Pretoria (UP) is among the top 500 universities in the world and one of the big five in South Africa.

Academic peers globally consider UP to be among the top 310 institutions delivering education and research, while the job market places UP at number 311 in producing the best graduates.


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Tuks opinions: Preserving and Promoting Heritage at UP
Prof Karen Harris
Posted on 23 Sep 2013

September is heritage month. It is a month that includes the public holiday Heritage Day (24 September) that is embraced across the rainbow nation in both the public and private sector – albeit through official commemorative functions or unofficial braais. It is perceived as a day for nation-building where we celebrate who we are and what we cherish, while it is also promoted as a day for building bridges across our diverse society.


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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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