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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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UP ARTS presents: TO MOTHER – a show with Magdalene Minnaar and Ockie Vermeulen, dedicated to Mother’s Day.
UP Arts
Posted on 03 May 2012

Music lovers in Pretoria environs can look forward to a delightfully fresh musical breeze on Sunday, 13 May at 15:00 in the Musaion on the Hatfield campus of the University of Pretoria.

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Jurisprudence participates in the Feast of the Clowns
Isolde de Villiers
Posted on 27 Sep 2012

The Feast of the Clowns has been part of the City of Tshwane’s calendar since 2000. What started out as a small street festival, has now established itself as the only annual festival in the inner city combining celebration and social justice.

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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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Research on ‘Roll-your own’ cigarette smokers in SA indicates that they’re less confident to quit smoking
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 25 Jun 2013

The Head of Clinical Unit in the Department of Community Dentistry at the University of Pretoria, Prof Lekan Ayo-Yusuf, has conducted a research which highlighted the increase of roll-your own cigarette smoking in South Africa between 2007 and 2010. The increase is particularly in the lower socio-economic group, despite an aggregate decline in smoking prevalence in South Africa. The findings of the study suggest a need for a more intensive treatment intervention to increase self-efficacy to quit among roll-your-own cigarette smokers.

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Young woman born without nose gets new face with help of University of Pretoria and Mediclinic
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 24 Jun 2013

Medical history was made at Mediclinic Kloof in Pretoria on Saturday when a young woman who was born without a nose received extensive maxillo-facial surgery and a new nasal prosthesis. Ms Ennica Mahkge (19) suffers from congenital total arrhinia (to be born without a nose).

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Woolly Winter Campaign a success! Prof De la Rey and Tuks FM Crew hand over the blankets
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 24 Jun 2013

A group of elderly people at the Mamelodi Old Age Home received 200 blankets collected by staff and students at the University of Pretoria as part of their Woolly Winter Campaign headed by Tuks FM, with an endorsement by the University’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey.



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South African Chinese commemorate Dignity Day
UP Archives
Posted on 21 Jun 2013

The Chinese community of South Africa celebrated Dignity Day on 17 June. Professor Karen Harris of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies was invited to address the gathering which marked the fifth anniversary of the historic court case that recognised the South African Chinese as having been historically disadvantaged under apartheid and before. Prof Harris’s on-going research on the South African Chinese over the past two decades - along with her doctoral thesis - were used as part of the evidence in the 2008 court submission.

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Faculty of Humanities’ Mandela Day project: Prof De la Rey donates books
Faculty / Fakulteit
Posted on 19 Jun 2013

During a ceremony held on 4 June 2013, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, donated four books to the Faculty of Humanities as a contribution to their Mandela Day project.

The books she donated were her favourite books during her childhood. She congratulated the Faculty for initiating such a worthy project that would continue to encourage children to read even long after the Mandela Day celebrations have ended. She emphasised the importance of reading as a window to the world and quoted Mr Nelson Mandela, who once remarked that ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’.

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