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Two UP Archaeology Students discover Anglo-Boer War midden along Roper Road
Posted on 20 Sep 2010

Have you ever thought about what is under your feet? Each day we walk on top of the remains of the past in the form artefacts left by our ancestors. These artefacts can be stone handaxes millions of years old, or yesterday?s lunch remains. Most city dwellers forget that the city is just one more layer of history.

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TuksCricketers making inroads into provincial teams
Maurice Aronstam
Posted on 16 Sep 2010

TuksCricketers have been doing well in recent years and many of the players are being rewarded by being included in provincial setups.

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Prof Marie Muller first recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award
Posted on 16 Sep 2010

Prof Marie Muller, former Head of Department of Political Sciences (1996-2000), former Dean of Humanities (2000-2008) and currently a senior professor in Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria, is the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS).

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UP Arts Presents: Simply Stunning Soloists
Philippa Lotzé
Posted on 15 Sep 2010

The University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra, under the auspices of UP Arts will be staging a carnival of concerti in their new programme, Simply Stunning Soloists. Showcasing the various talents within the orchestra, nine students will present movements from concerti that highlight their virtuosic nuances.

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Tuks' Karin breaks African record
Posted on 14 Sep 2010

With over 252 participants from 19 countries, the 10th Senior African Swimming Championships in Morocco kicked off with 11 medals and 4 Championship Records for Team South Africa.

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UP takes lead with research on climate and malaria
Dr Jane Olwoch
Posted on 14 Sep 2010

A research project at the University of Pretoria (UP) which aims to put management and adaptation structures in place to bring relieve to thousands of people in Africa that is affected by malaria has recently been launched.

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UP Arts hosts the Embassy of Mexico, presenting a concert in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mexican independence.
UP Arts
Posted on 13 Sep 2010

UP Arts invites you to a concert presented by The Embassy of Mexico on 16 September in the Musaion.

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UP officially announced as ANAFE SA-RAFT Focal Institution
Martie Maree
Posted on 13 Sep 2010

"The official announcement of the University of Pretoria (UP) as the ANAFE SA-RAFT Focal Institution is the beginning of a strong and resilient relationship based on networking and strengthening partnerships. Together we can make an even bigger contribution using all the different networking platforms," said Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria. The official announcement and handing over of the ANAFE office equipment took place on 6 September 2010.

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TuksNetball : Meet the best player in South Africa
Posted on 10 Sep 2010

It is official - Tuks' Erin Burger is the best netball player in the country.

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UP involved in seasonal forecasting project with University of Tokyo
Prof Hannes Rautenbach
Posted on 10 Sep 2010

Prof Hannes Rautenbach, Acting-Director: UP Water Institute and Head: Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, will collaborate with the University of Tokyo over the next three years in a high profile international project on seasonal climate forecasting.

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