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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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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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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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Nobel laureate recollects UP’s contribution to his scientific career
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 30 Oct 2013

A winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry started his academic career at the age of 15 at the University of Pretoria in Afrikaans. Much has been said about Prof Michael Levitt in the past three weeks since he was named joint winner of the prestigious international award, but nowhere has it been mentioned that there’s a small gap in the CV of the American-British-Isreali biophysicist and professor in structural biology at Stanford University in the United States.

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Marketing driven home by Porsche SA
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 30 Oct 2013

If marketing can be compared to the adhesive between an organisation and its customers, the work done by the public relations team of a prestigious company like Porsche SA is quick-drying superglue.
Last week, second-year marketing students had the opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts of Porsche’s marketing and branding strategy from Mr. Christo Kruger, Porsche’s Public Relations Manager.

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Unique group of scientists focus on animal and human health
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 29 Oct 2013

Of the more than 1 400 pathogens (micro-organisms that can cause disease) that affect humans, about 60% are zoonotic, indicating that the disease can be transmitted from wild and domestic animals to humans. On average, the emergence of new diseases occurs every eight months, of which more than 70% originate as animal diseases.



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University of Pretoria foster collaboration with GRULAC countries
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 28 Oct 2013

GRULAC (the acronym for Group of Embassies of Latin America and the Caribbean) attended a two-day conference at the University of Pretoria between 24 and 25 October 2013 with the objective of strengthening cooperation between the GRULAC diplomatic community and the University of Pretoria. The ten countries represented in the GRULAC conference were Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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The winning tradition continues
Department of Taxation
Posted on 25 Oct 2013

Sharon Smulders, a PhD graduate from the Department of Taxation, has built on UP’s winning tradition for yet another year, winning the doctoral category of the Norton Rose South Africa Tax Thesis competition for 2013.

The title of her winning thesis is, “An evaluation of tax compliance costs and concessions for small business in South Africa: establishing a baseline.” Prof Madeleine Stiglingh, Head of the Department of Taxation, was the supervisor of the study and Prof Riël Franzsen, Director of the African Tax Institute, was the co-supervisor.

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