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Discussion with thought leaders
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 Ė a show with Magdalene Minnaar and Ockie Vermeulen, dedicated to Motherís 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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Humanities academic receives Mellon grant
Posted on 27 Aug 2013

The Department of Modern European languages' Anna-Marie de Beer has received the Andrew Mellon Foundation Career-development Award.

The Foundation supports a wide range of initiatives to strengthen the institutions that sustain scholarship in the humanities. The main goal of the Foundationís higher education programme in South Africa is to develop capacity in higher education by providing opportunities for individuals who were previously disadvantaged and individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the previously disadvantaged.

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Prof Hugo Benavides from Fordham University visits UP
Liana le Roux
Posted on 27 Aug 2013

The Faculty of Humanities recently had the opportunity to further explore the collaborations between the University of Pretoria and Fordham University, New York, with the two-week visit by Prof Hugo Benavides.

He is currently director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute (LALSI) and associate professor of Anthropology, Latin American and Latino studies, and International Political Economy and Development, at Fordham University.

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Deputy Minister of Health addresses researchers at UPís Faculty Research Day
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 26 Aug 2013

The Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Pretoria is an internationally competitive and locally relevant institution that is actively engaged in South Africaís social development through its commitment to academic excellence and local impact through the various community engagement initiatives that the Faculty undertakes.

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Students Safety Awareness heightened at UP Campuses
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 19 Aug 2013

Safety and security of the students of the University of Pretoria was the major subject of contention at the University last week. Maintaining a safe environment for the students is one of the commitments of the University of Pretoria, and to attain that commitment, the University has to liaise with security agencies surrounding the campuses.

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Public finance economist part of team to assess South African tax system
Department of Economics
Posted on 16 Aug 2013

Dr Nara Monkam, a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics and Deputy Director of the African Tax Institute (ATI), has been appointed as a member of the Tax Review Committee, initiated by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan with the aim of assessing the South African tax policy framework and its role in supporting the objectives of inclusive growth, employment, development and fiscal sustainability.

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Breathless at the peak of Africa
Philip Snyman
Posted on 16 Aug 2013

The National Asthma Education Programme took Asthma to new heights. Prof Refiloe Masekela with her ​​sister Masamo, an asthmatic, braved the journey to conquer the peak of Kilimanjaro. In the process they wanted to cultivate awareness for asthmatics through the National Asthma Education Program (NAEP) and demonstrated that asthma does not necessarily have to restrict a person's activities.

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UP student leaders learn from business guru
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 15 Aug 2013

Five student leaders from the University of Pretoria recently had the privilege to spend time with famous businessman, leader and author, Brand Pretorius.

Mr Pretorius has held numerous prominent leadership positions, including that of Managing Director and CEO of Toyota South Africa and the McCarthy group. His leadership is widely seen as having been instrumental in past success of both of these groups.

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Death knell for capital punishment in Africa
Prof Christof Heyns
Posted on 13 Aug 2013

The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa in the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, recently hosted a meeting to draft an international protocol aimed at bringing an end to the death penalty in Africa.

The meeting was called by the Working Group on the Death Penalty of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, in collaboration with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extra-judicial, Summary and Arbitrary Executions, Prof Christof Heyns.

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