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UP’s Dr Phatho Cele Zondi to be Chief Medical Officer for Team SA at 2014 Commonwealth Games
Myan Subrayan
Posted on 23 Jul 2014

Dr Phatho Cele Zondi, lecturer in Sports Medicine at UP, has been appointed Chief Medical Officer for Team South Africa at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. These games will take place from 23 July to 3 August.

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Photographs speak louder than words
Renee Conradie
Posted on 22 Jul 2014

Rory du Plessis, Visual Cultural Studies lecturer in the University of Pretoria (UP)'s Department of Visual Arts, has just returned from a fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin. The awarded fellowship forms part of his interdisciplinary doctoral studies and was in the research cluster 'Encounters between Medicine, Literature, Philosophy and their Circulation in Public Debates'.

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UP-Yale team receives international excellence award for child-related research
Faculty/Fakulteit
Posted on 22 Jul 2014

The Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof Irma Eloff, received an international excellence in research award on 22 July 2014 in Melbourne, Australia, on behalf of the team of UP-Yale researchers which were led by herself and Dr Brian Forsyth from Yale University.

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Nobel Prize Laureate celebrated science on Mandela Day
Martie Meyer
Posted on 22 Jul 2014

‘Scientists love what they do and every day there is the possibility that they might discover something new and exciting,’ said Prof Martin C Michel, welcoming everybody to the Mandela Day Public Lecture on 18 July 2014.

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University of Pretoria celebrated Mandela Day in Hammanskraal
DUR
Posted on 22 Jul 2014

On Friday 18 July, staff from the University of Pretoria (UP) and members of the Morokolong community, Hammanskraal, converged at the Tshedimosetso Community Development Centre to celebrate Mandela Day. At the beginning of June, the Department of Facilities Management, in collaboration with the Department of University Relations, embarked on various projects to renovate the Centre.

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UP Choirs excel at World Choir Games
Ansa Heyl
Posted on 21 Jul 2014

The UP Youth Choir and the UP Camerata Choir participated in the World Choir Games, also known as the ‘Olympics for Choirs’, that was held in Riga, Latvia, from 9 to 14 July. Both choirs performed exceptionally well, bringing back a total of five gold medals between them.

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Damage will rest where it falls if fracking goes ahead, UP professor of law warns
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 21 Jul 2014

Prof Birgit Kuschke is talking about an issue few lawyers in South Africa focus on. Kuschke is one of a handful of legal academics who are working on issues regarding insurance against environmental damage. Having already worked on issues around genetically modified organisms, electromagnetic fields and toxic mould, her attention has now shifted to the legal effects of fracking. While many have voiced concern about the grievous effects fracking has on the environment, such as water damage and the migration of pollution, few have discussed the massive legal and financial ramifications, especially for the insurance industry.

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UP supports Mandela Day with more than 20 projects
DUR
Posted on 18 Jul 2014

During the month of July the University of Pretoria staff and students are involved in projects to uplift communities and organisations in honour of Nelson Mandela’s legacy. More than 20 projects have been identified across all faculties and support services departments.

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'UP is a good example in the progress for positive change in South Africa'
Myan Subrayan
Posted on 18 Jul 2014

This is according to Emeritus Justice Albie Sachs, who on 14 July launched his latest book, Albie Sachs and the Transformation in South Africa. UP’s Department of Jurisprudence in the Faculty of Law, in collaboration with the uBuntu Project, were hosts to this book launch in the Musaion on the Hatfield Campus. The book has close ties with UP as it was co-written by two of our very own professors, Drucilla Cornell and Karin van Marle.

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Drama student named ‘best director’ at the 2014 Student Festival of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown
Drama Department
Posted on 18 Jul 2014

UP drama student Gopala Davies won the coveted award for ‘best director’ at the 2014 Student Festival of the National Arts Festival for his production Barbe Bleue: a story about madness. The production was the Drama Department’s official entry for the NAF Student Festival. Seventeen institutions participated in the festival, ranging from drama departments at traditional universities to private training institutions. Barbe Bleue is a physically driven performance that highlights the effect of madness on a relationship.

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