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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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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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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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StatsSA: Presentation and Supercross Workshop
Felix liersch
Posted on 06 Oct 2011

The Institute for Women's and Gender Studies would like to cordially invite you to a presentation and workshop by Statistics South Africa.

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Pretoria’s fountains celebrated in new coffee-table book
Web Office / Webkantoor
Posted on 18 Jul 2013

The welcoming springs at the south entrance to the city of Pretoria, commonly known as ‘The Fountains’, are more than a spectacular water feature and have in fact been supplying Pretoria with water for almost 160 years.

To highlight the importance of groundwater for urban areas, a coffee-table book entitled Pretoria’s Fountains – Arteries of Life was launched on 16 July 2013 at the University of Pretoria (UP). This book is the culmination of the Hydrological Heritage Overview project, funded by the Water Research Commission (WRC) and led by UP.


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Successful inaugural African GeoRabble
GeoRabble
Posted on 16 Jul 2013

The inaugural African GeoRabble was hosted by the University of Pretoria and sponsored by AAM Africa. Over 30 GeoRabblers from industries spanning education, government, private and non-profit organisations were treated to geoinspired talks from academic and industrial leaders.

First up was Peter Schmitz who shared on how GIS is being used to solve complex crime mysteries.

Peter was followed by Marius van der Merwe who unpacked “cloud computing in plain English”, how it affects the GIS community in a world where people demand information at their fingertips. This was a truly inspiring look into the future of GIS applications and data storage, dissemination and analysis.

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Renowned University of Pretoria academic takes topics like Stem Cell Research and Gender Identity to the public arena
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 16 Jul 2013

We regularly see headlines in the media around stem cells, DNA and the human genome, as well as sexuality which might be considered ‘different’ – the list is long. Questions about the interplay between our genetic makeup and parental influence in defining who and what we are never seem to cease.

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ENACTUS University of Pretoria – WINNERS of the 2013 ENACTUS South Africa competition
Erika Roux
Posted on 12 Jul 2013

It is with pride and joy that the Department of Student Affairs can announce that ENACTUS UP has won the 2013 ENACTUS South Africa National Competition sponsored by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited and Sasol Limited.

Twenty-five tertiary institutions competed on 10 and 11 July 2013 at the Sandton Convention Centre for the highly sought after ENACTUS South Africa title. The competition was fierce, but UP walked away as winners.

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