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CH2 and the UP Symphony Orchestra in Concert
UPSO
Posted on 06 Sep 2011

South Africa's premier guitar duo, Corneille Hutten-Burger and Leon Gropp, better known as CH2, will join forces with the only large scale symphony orchestra in Pretoria, the University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra. The evening promises to mesmerize and seduce with the sultry sounds of spicy Latin, and sensual classical guitar expertly blended with the power and finesse synonymous with an orchestra.

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UP students named runners-up in the national Trader's Trophy competition
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 06 Sep 2011

A third-year BEng Electronic Engineering student and a BCom (Honours) Financial Management Sciences student received second and third place in the Trader's Trophy competition held at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on 19 August 2011. Mokgethwa Tshwane and Charles Hayward were named the respective runners-up to Melinda Jonker, a student from the University of the Free State, who won the competition.

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Acclaimed chemist honoured with two prestigious awards
Martie Meyer
Posted on 06 Sep 2011

Prof Casper Schutte, an honorary professor and a member of the Unit for Advanced Studies in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pretoria was recently honoured with two prestigious medals for his scientific contributions in the field of chemistry.

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Prof Willie Burger delivers his inaugural address
Kotie Odendaal
Posted on 06 Sep 2011

Congratulations to Prof Willie Burger, Head of the Department of Afrikaans, who delivered his inaugural address recently. The title was "Critique Engagée"- Literary Criticism that can change the world - Literary Criticism after Theory.

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TuksAthletics : Caster takes silver
Danie Cornelius
Posted on 05 Sep 2011

Saturday, September 3 was a great day for South African and TuksAthletics when the defending champion in the 800m, Caster Semenya, won the silver medal on the final day of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu, Korea.

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GIBS Forum on new Consumer Protection Act
GIBS news
Posted on 02 Sep 2011

Consumers only have to show that they are entitled, Neil Kirby, Werksmans director, told a recent GIBS Forum on the Future of Contracting.


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Public dialogue: Two Sides of the Same Coin: Political Activism in Lesotho and Swaziland
Shirley de Villiers
Posted on 02 Sep 2011

The Department of Political Sciences and KMM Review Publishing Company invite you to a fascinating and informative dialogue with leading academics and political analysts, some of whom have provided chapters in the book, Against all Odds: Opposition political parties in southern Africa, edited by Professor Hussein Solomon, on 14 September 2011.

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TuksAthletics : LJ takes bronze in Daegu
Danie Cornelius
Posted on 01 Sep 2011

LJ van Zyl was in fine form in the final of the 400m hurdles for men at the IAAF World Athletics Championships held in Daegu, Korea.

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Boekenhout Wins Serrie........AND Serenade in 2011
Bernard
Posted on 31 Aug 2011

This year Boekenhout has done what was deemed impossible by winning serenade and serrie the two biggest culture events on the Tuks Culture calendar.

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Public Conversation 2011: What does 'township' mean today?
Corena Garnas
Posted on 31 Aug 2011

An interdisciplinary discussion with journalists, academics, film-makers and playwrights. Tuesday 13 September 2011, 17h30-19h30, University of Pretoria Hatfield-campus, Sanlam Auditorium, Conference Centre.


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