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One of South Africa’s 30 wonder women
Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

Prof Shirley Zinn, an extraordinary professor in the Department of Human Resource Management, has been designated as one of South Africa’s 30 wonder women by the Wits Business School Journal.

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Drama researchers interrogate masculinity
Chris Broodryk
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

At the conference "Work/Force: South African masculinities in the media" (13-14 September 2012, Stellenbosch), two Drama lecturers and one postgraduate student delivered papers on various aspects of masculinity.

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Discussion with thought leaders
ALCRL
Posted on 26 Sep 2012

A discussion was held at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) with international thought leaders on corporate governance on Monday, 4 September 2012.

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TuksFM showcases the best in SA campus radio at 2013 MTN Radio Awards
Loutjie van der Merwe
Posted on 17 Apr 2013

Tuks FM attended the 2013 MTN Radio Awards presented at a Gala Banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday, 13 April. The station walked away with seven awards including the prestigious Campus Station of the Year award for the second consecutive year. This year’s awards programme, the fourth edition of this South African radio industry celebration, attracted well over 1 000 entries, pushing up entries by 52 percent, from the number of entries received in 2012.


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Political Sciences professor wins prestigious award
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 12 Apr 2013

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns recently awarded the 2013 Stals Prize for Political Science to UP Political Sciences Extraordinary Professor, Gerrit Olivier.

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Prof Sathekge elected president of international society for nuclear medicine
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 12 Apr 2013

The Head of The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Pretoria, Prof Mike Sathekge, was unanimously elected as the fifth president of the International Society of Radiolabelled Blood Elements (ISORBE) following the society’s 16th congress, hosted by the University from 21–22 March 2013. During the congress, attended by nuclear medicine specialists from 14 countries, 15 international speakers addressed the delegates on a wide range of topics.

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Olympic Gold Medallist receives honours degree from UP
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 12 Apr 2013

“It was a great challenge.”

This is how Matthew Brittain described his schedule last year when he was preparing for his participation in the 2012 London Olympic Games while simultaneously working to obtain his honours degree in Economics at the University of Pretoria (UP).

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DST Minister supports National Science Deans Forum
Martie Meyer
Posted on 12 Apr 2013

'Science faculties all over South Africa, and probably worldwide, face a number of similar challenges within the higher education system – hence the need for them to share best practices and to collectively develop strategies to advance science, not only in South Africa, but in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region generally. So I welcome this opportunity to address the Forum, as it is important that we get together from time to time to provide feedback to each other and to re-align our thoughts.'

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Geoinformatics student awarded the prestigious Esri Young Scholars Award
Centre for Geoinformation Science
Posted on 12 Apr 2013

René Smit, a BScHons student in Geoinformatics, won the Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc) Young Scholars Award for her third-year project. The Esri Young Scholars Awards are an Esri initiative to showcase the work of up-and-coming scholars in the geospatial field.

René entered a digital game, Hiking through GIS, which she developed as part of her undergraduate project. To be considered for this award, students were required to submit a full-text academic article to Esri South Africa.

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UP awards honorary doctorate to Prof Sampie Terreblanche
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 10 Apr 2013

The University of Pretoria has awarded an honorary doctorate (DCom, honoris causa) to Prof Sampie Terreblanche during the Universitys Autumn Graduation Ceremonies. Although he could not attend the graduations due to ill health, his honorary doctorate was received by his daughter, Christelle Terreblanche, on his behalf. ‘Prof Sampie Terreblanche has made a lifelong contribution to the economic discipline in South Africa and played a major role in improving our understanding of the political economy and economic history of our country,’ explains Prof Niek Schoeman, from the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of Pretoria

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