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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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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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South Africa has achieved liberation, but no equality yet – Reverend Jesse Jackson
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 30 Apr 2013

The struggle for equality in South Africa is not yet over, says renowned American civil rights activist, Reverend Jesse Jackson.
He warned the country not to celebrate the downfall of apartheid prematurely as it still has deep layers which need to be addressed.


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Academics honoured at the University of Pretoria
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 26 Apr 2013

The University of Pretoria paid tribute to its academics from various fields of study for their outstanding research endeavours. Thirty researchers were acknowledged for their commitment to quality education and research at this year’s Academic Achievers Awards held on 24 April 2013.

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Malaria deaths show downturn
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 25 Apr 2013

South Africa has made considerable progress in malaria control in the past decade, says Prof Tiaan de Jager, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control at the University of Pretoria (UP). He spoke on the eve of World Malaria Day (25 April) and said South Africa plans to eradicate the spread of malaria within the country’s borders by 2018. This will, however, take hard work, time and above all, money.


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Generating income for SANParks through tourism
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 24 Apr 2013

Drs Felicite Fairer Wessels and Anneli Douglas from the Tourism Management Division presented a research poster at the 11th Annual Savanna Science Networking Meeting, that was held in the Kruger National Park in March 2013.

The theme of the Savanna meeting was “Savanna ecosystems in times of change: advances in adaptive management, ecological understanding and social connectivity.”

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