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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 – 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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TuksRugby: UP-Tuks 1 on course for Varsity Cup campaign
Morris Gilbert
Posted on 24 Jan 2012

UP-Tuks 1 is still on course in its preparation for the 2012 Varsity Cup Competition after beating Central University of Technology (CUT) 32-20 on Friday (20 January).

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Special Orientation Programme for International Students (Newcomers)
International Office
Posted on 12 Dec 2011

The Client Service Centre (CSC), International Students Division (ISD) offers a special orientation programme for international students. The information and orientation programme will take place on 25 and 26 January 2012.

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TuksCricket claims another USSA Trophy
Christo Parsons
Posted on 12 Dec 2011

TuksCricket is the 2011 USSA Champion!

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Third World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 8 to 9 December 2011
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 12 Dec 2011

On 8 and 9 December 2011, the Third World Human Rights Moot Court Competition was hosted by the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Law, with the support of the Regional Office for Southern Africa of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (ROSA).

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Lively celebration of World Year of Statistics at UP
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 10 Oct 2013

Who said statistics should be boring? Definitely no-one at the University of Pretoria (UP), it seems, considering the lively manner this field of study was celebrated at the University last week. A gala event in the Aula foyer, complete with an academic address given as a piano recital by Prof Michael Greenacre, an acclaimed statistician from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, was held to celebrate the World Year of Statistics, a global initiative launched by the American Statistical Association (ASA).

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Contributing to Tourism Month celebrations in the Eastern Cape
Department of Business Management
Posted on 09 Oct 2013

Various projects that can add value to the Eastern Cape’s future sustainable tourism competitiveness, have already been undertaken at the University of Pretoria, including a project on scientific, academic, volunteer and education (SAVE) tourism and the strategic role of e-marketing to enhance rural tourism competitiveness.

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Master’s dissertation takes top international award
KL Harris
Posted on 09 Oct 2013

Master’s student Marcus Melck of the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies was awarded a top international award by the jury of the African Studies Centre (ACS) at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. Melck was placed joint third with his thesis entitled ‘A history of the Afrikadeutschen of Kroondal, 1849–1959'.

This Africa Thesis Award is made annually to master’s theses that are completed on the basis of a study conducted on sub-Saharan Africa thematically related to sociogeographical, economic, political, juridical or anthropological issues or focusing on the humanities, such as history, religion and literature. The thesis has to reflect independent empirical research and must have been awarded with distinction (80% or higher, or a Dutch rating of at least an 8).

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University of Pretoria’s Academic Hospital revamped
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 04 Oct 2013

A psychiatric hospital, Weskoppies Hospital, which is also an academic hospital for the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Health Sciences, has received a landscape facelift of major open spaces, such as garden areas and hospital ward courtyards. These upgrades, done by landscaping company Servest Multi Service Group, are meant to improve the social spaces with the aim of enhancing the psychological healing processes of the patients admitted to the hospital.

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