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Junior managers 'need training to cope with workloads'
Business Day
Posted on 11 Jul 2011

South African business schools say the global economic recession has placed greater pressure on junior managers...

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Archie Mafeje Exhibition lauched at the Library
Felix Liersch
Posted on 19 Jul 2011

The Archie Mafeje memorial exhibition, compiled by Prof Andrew Bank from UWC and on loan from the Walter Sisulu University, was launched at the SASA conference by the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of Sociology.

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Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Human Economy, UP
Posted on 19 Jul 2011

Applications are invited for Post-Doctoral Fellowships in an interdisciplinary research program on the 'Human Economy' in the Faculty of the Humanities.

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PARSA awards to DVTD staff members
Prof Banie Penzhorn
Posted on 18 Jul 2011

This year the annual congress of the Parasitological Society of Southern Africa (PARSA) was held in conjunction with the biennial congress of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa and UP received two awards.

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11th Annual KrÍkvars Student Arts Festival
UP Drama Department
Posted on 18 Jul 2011

The University of Pretoria's Drama Department is proud to present the 11th annual KrÍkvars Student Arts Festival. The festival will run from 25-30 July 2011.

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Dept Political Sciences Seminar: The AU and the Responsibility to Protect
Posted on 18 Jul 2011

The Department of Political Sciences University invites you to a public seminar on "The African Union and the Responsibility to Protect", to be presented by Dr Henning Melber and Mr Jan Mutton, on 5 August 2011.

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Google chooses four students from the University of Pretoria as ambassadors
Posted on 18 Jul 2011

For the next year, four energetic technophiles from the University of Pretoria (UP) will help empower Africa's academic community with knowledge, infrastructure and the tools to access information easily and effectively.

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UN Special Rapporteur asks for strengthening of local food systems
Ward Anseeuw and Thinah Moyo
Posted on 18 Jul 2011

"The prices of food commodities shall in the future be more volatile and higher, in particular as a result of climate disruptions, of increased competition for land and water, and of speculation on both the physical and the financial markets." This is the viewpoint of the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Prof Olivier de Schutter during his visit to the University of Pretoria (UP) on 12 July.

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GIBS welcomes Rotterdam School of Management
GIBS news
Posted on 15 Jul 2011

The students spent the week of 4th-8th July immersed in a programme that consisted of classroom sessions, experiential and company visits.

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Leadership development to build food security for Africa
Prof Sheryl Hendriks
Posted on 14 Jul 2011

Agricultural development has entered a new era of country-driven prioritisation, planning and programming. This requires significant leadership across a broad range of stakeholders. The 2008/9 global food price crisis brought the need for renewed attention to agriculture into sharp focus. For African governments to address hunger and poverty through agricultural growth in the new era requires leadership, change and transformation at various levels and amongst a range of role players.

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