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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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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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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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GIBS receives Diamond awards
GIBS News
Posted on 04 Oct 2011

This week GIBS received two Diamond awards from the PMR.africa publication, based on the results of their annual national survey on Accredited Business Schools offering the MBA/MBL degrees in South Africa.

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Early Spring Mathematics Morning with Grandmaster Kevin Horsley
Ronél Oosthuizen
Posted on 12 Aug 2013

The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics welcomed the long anticipated change in weather with its Early Spring Mathematics Morning at the start of August.

This is the seventh such annual event where the Department opens its doors to visitors from all over and invite a speaker that appeals to all. This year’s outstanding speaker was Grandmaster Kevin Horsley, an expert on memorization techniques, and someone who is able to recite the first ten thousand digits of the number pi. His topic "You are a lot smarter than you think" attracted wide interest and the packed audience was entertained, informed and delighted.

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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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