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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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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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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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Women encouraged to focus on research excellence
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 08 Aug 2013

In celebrating Women’s Day the University of Pretoria, as a leading research intensive institution, has played a critical role in developing knowledge in terms of research in South Africa and the rest of the continent, says the Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Prof Stella Nkomo.

Because Africa is in the world’s spotlight and probably will be for many years to come, Prof Nkomo said there are challenges facing academic institutions to produce knowledge that can serve the African continent and also address the challenges. She said the first step in addressing this issue is to empower women in terms of research.

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UP women man microphones to celebrate Women's Month.
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 06 Aug 2013

Female academics from the University of Pretoria (UP) will be among the group of experts raising their opinions on current South African issues affecting women as part of a series of on-air panel discussions during Women’s Month.

This week, the programme Classic Business and Classic Government on the radio station Classic FM 102.7 will host a series of hour-long, live discussions entitled The Challenges and Progressions of Women in South Africa. Each evening from 18:30 a different group of females will move in behind the microphones to discuss women’s roles in areas such as business, politics and the media.

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Bat Boy premiers in SA at the Masker Theatre
Chris Broodryk
Posted on 06 Aug 2013

"Bat Boy – the musical" is a most macabre and successful cult musical and this production at the Masker Theatre will be its South African premiere. The show runs from 20-24 August 2013.

The original Broadway run of Bat Boy was cut short by the 9/11 tragedies, but it has since been performed around the world. With music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe (now famous for Legally Blonde), this production takes its inspiration from an article about a half-bat, half-boy found in a cave, which appeared in the sensationalist World Weekly News in 1992. The cast is composed of drama students under the direction of the actress, choreographer and dancer Anitra Davel, while Dr Harold Mortimer (Oklahoma University) is the musical director.

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UP becomes key partner in global food security initiative
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 06 Aug 2013

The University of Pretoria’s commitment to the fight against hunger was reaffirmed with the announcement of the University’s key involvement in a global food security initiative by the American government.

As part of Feed the Future – an initiative by the American federal government – UP and the Michigan State University (MSU) will use a grant from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to strengthen developing countries’ abilities to fight hunger through improved food policy.

UP’s Institute for Food, Nutrition and Wellbeing (IFNuW) will partner with MSU’s Food Security Group and the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C., to form the new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy.

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Africa Deans of Education Forum established in Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on 05 Aug 2013

On 29 July 2013 the Africa Deans of Education Forum (ADEF) was established on the Kenya Science Campus of the University of Nairobi. The Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria, Prof Irma Eloff, and the acting Deputy-Vice Chancellor (and former Dean of Education) of the University of Nairobi, Prof Henry Mutoro, initiated and hosted the event.

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Young researcher attends Nobel Laureate Event
PL de Vaal
Posted on 03 Aug 2013

A young researcher from the SARChI Chair for Carbon Materials in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pretoria was invited to attend the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting from 30 June to 5 July 2013, in Lindau (Germany). He was one of only 550 young researchers who were given the opportunity to enrich and share the unique atmosphere of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

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