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TuksCricket : Tuks 1 off to flying start at USSA 2011
Morris Gilbert
Posted on 06 Dec 2011

Assupol Tuks 1 got off to a flying start yesterday on the opening day of the 2011 USSA Tournament hosted by the University of Pretoria.

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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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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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Researcher speaks out on food security
ALCRL
Posted on 10 Oct 2013

Ms Anesu Makina, Research Officer at the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL), was a panellist at the first Africa Food Security Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya during August 2013. The title of her presentation was “The role of the private sector: Challenges and opportunities”.

The conference, hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme, explored ecosystem-based approaches to enhance food security, ecosystem productivity and climate change adaptation in Africa. “Businesses in all sectors rely on biodiversity and ecosystem services and many companies have started to consider the business risks associated with neglecting ecosystem issues”, said Ms Makina during her presentation. She also highlighted the importance of farmer collaboration to enable them to meet the private sector’s demand for very large quantities of products that meet certain criteria.

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Capital Cities Project launched in conjunction with City of Tshwane
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 10 Oct 2013

The new Institutional Research Theme (IRT) Capital Cities Project was launched by the University of Pretoria’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey and Tshwane’s Executive Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa at the Pretoria City Hall on 8 October 2013. The project, subtitled ‘Space, Justice and Belonging’, aims to create a platform of coherent research on and intervention in the city, and will facilitate and coordinate interaction among role players that engage the City of Tshwane through their research and practice.

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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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