Historic interview with Dr Albertina Luthuli
Posted on 06 May 2013
On 26 April 2013, Mr Anthony Makeketa, responsible for marketing and communications at the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsble Leadership (ALCRL), visited the Albert Luthuli Museum in Groutville to meet and interview Dr Albertina Luthuli, the daughter of Chief Albert Luthuli. The main objective of this historic visit was to interview Dr Luthuli on the topic of responsible leadership and also to explore the legacy of her father, Chief Albert Luthuli and how the ALCRL can contribute to his legacy through its academic and research offerings.
PPS donates generously to Insurance and Actuarial Science department
Posted on 02 May 2013
The Department of Insurance and Actuarial Science and the Professional Provident Society (PPS) recently renewed their partnership with a substantial sponsorship from PPS. An amount of R292 178,80 was donated to refurbish and upgrade a multi-purpose meeting room in the Department with conference facilities. This includes state-of-the-art technology, for example Wi-Fi.
South Africa has achieved liberation, but no equality yet – Reverend Jesse Jackson
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.
Academics honoured at the University of Pretoria
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.
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.”
The ALCRL launches the Integrated Reporting Draft Consultation Framework
Posted on 22 Apr 2013
16 April 2013 marked a historic date in the development of the field of integrated reporting and more specifically the future of corporate reporting. Some experts argue that this date will set in motion an alternative for what is still today the dominant purpose of business, namely profit maximisation.
Sharing knowledge in East Africa
Department of Business Management
Posted on 22 Apr 2013
Prof Ernie Heath from the Department of Business Management was recently invited by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and the African Council for Touring & Automobile (ACTA) to facilitate a two-day Learnership Programme in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The key focus of the event was to strategically explore practical and innovative ways to develop and promote drive-tourism in East and Southern Africa. Countries that were represented, included Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Reaching for the stars
Prof Hannes Rautenbach
Posted on 22 Apr 2013
At a graduation ceremony on 17 April 2013, Dr Christina Botai, researcher at the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) received a doctoral degree with a thesis focused on space geodesy from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. This is only two years after her husband, Dr Joel Botai, had also received a doctoral degree in the same study field at the University of Pretoria (UP).
All expectations exceeded with the new master’s degree programme in internal auditing
Department of Auditing
Posted on 08 Apr 2013
The Department of Auditing, one of only five tertiary institutions in the world to be accredited at Centre of Excellence level in the Institute of Internal Auditors' Internal Audit Education Partnership (IAEP) programme, in association with Absa, launched a new master’s degree programme, the MPhil specialising in Internal Auditing. Nearly 200 students applied for the first intake in 2013, with 60 students currently enrolled – one of the largest master’s degree programmes at the University of Pretoria.
CMEG researchers head for the Namib Desert
Prof Don Cowan
Posted on 02 Apr 2013
In late April 2013, Don Cowan will lead the 20-strong Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics (CMEG) team, along with researchers from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), the University of Cape Town (UCT), Heriot-Watt University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – CSIC), on a week-long field research programme to the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre in the Namib Desert.
Building on the work done during two previous visits, the team will undertake the first comprehensive survey of Namib Desert microbiology, using the latest molecular phylogenetic measurements.