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Faculty of Humanities: Appointments
Dean's Office
Posted on 29 Nov 2012

It is with pleasure and an enormous sense of pride that we announce the following appointments in the Faculty of Humanities:

Professor Sakhela Buhlungu as Deputy Dean: Postgraduate Studies and Ethics
Professor Hennie Stander as Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning.

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International student at UP honoured for making impact in Africa
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 22 Oct 2013

By thinking out of the box and exploring the idea to place business and community development in a box, an international student at UP studying industrial engineering has made it to a list of young movers and shakers on the continent.

Hasan Darwis, a final-year student from Syria, was recently named one of the top 35 foreigners under the age of 35 who are making an impact in Africa. The list was compiled by the organisation Young People in International Affairs (YPIA) after nominations from all over the world were submitted.

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UP’s medical article scoops prestigious Ralph Kirsch Award
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 17 Oct 2013

The Head of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Nuclear Medicine, Prof Mike Sathekge, became the first recipient of the newly launched prestigious Ralph Kirsch Golden Pen Award during the Medical Research Day of the University of Cape Town (UCT). The award presented by Her Excellency, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, recognised Prof Sathekge’s article as the most cited article in three years (2010-2012) in the South African Medical Journal (SAMJ). SAMJ is ranked number one among peer-reviewed medical journals in Africa.

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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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Professor Sarah Howie appointed to the Education Ministerial task team
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 17 Oct 2013

Professor Sarah Howie, Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment at the University of Pretoria, has been appointed by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, to serve on the Ministerial Committee of Education to investigate the current promotion requirements and other related matters that impact on the standard of the National Senior Certificate. The Minister finalised the appointment of the members to the Committee in June 2013.



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Prof Sandra Waddock visits SA to meet with ALCRL staff
ALCRL
Posted on 16 Oct 2013

Prof Sandra Waddock recently arrived in South Africa for a month-long visit at the invitation of Prof Derick de Jongh, Director of the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership. Sandra is currently the Galligan Chair of Strategy, the Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility and Professor of Management at Boston College, USA.

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Doctoral student wins prestigious international award
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 16 Oct 2013

A study on how managers in information technology (IT) companies in South Africa perceive and manage virtual workers, awarded Dr Karen Luyt the prestigious Emerald Best International Dissertation Award. Dr Karen Luyt received a PhD in Organisation Behaviour during the April graduation ceremonies of the University of Pretoria and was one of four finalists for the award.

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HIV Awareness Campaign taken to a taxi rank in Hammanskraal
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 15 Oct 2013

The Department of Nursing Science partnered with various stakeholders, including the Department of Health and the University of Limpopo, to take a massive HIV/Aids awareness screening campaign to the Kopanong taxi rank in Hammanskraal. The main purpose was to reduce new HIV infections and to maintain an approach of zero tolerance towards new infections by encouraging people to have routine medical tests done and by educating them about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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UP Food Security Expert appointed to international Panel
Martie Meyer
Posted on 14 Oct 2013

Prof Sheryl Hendriks, Director of the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being and associate professor of Food Security in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Rural Development and Agricultural Extension at the University of Pretoria is one of only three experts from Africa, appointed to the Committee for World Food Security (CFS) High Level Panel of Experts for Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE). The other two are from Niger and Kenya.

Prof Hendriks is one of 15 world-class experts nominated by their countries and selected from over 240 international nominations to serve on the HLPE from October 2013 until October 2015. This is her second appointment to the Panel.

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Helping dreams take flight: FOFA project 2013
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 14 Oct 2013

The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) at the University of Pretoria, hosted the annual FOFA event from 9 to 13 September.
The FOFA project began in 2005 with the objective of empowering people in South Africa with severe communication difficulties ‘to fly’ — by assisting them to find their voice and participate in society so that they may become leaders in their communities, and thus fulfil their dreams.


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