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Jurisprudence participates in the Feast of the Clowns
Isolde de Villiers
Posted on 27 Sep 2012

The Feast of the Clowns has been part of the City of Tshwane’s calendar since 2000. What started out as a small street festival, has now established itself as the only annual festival in the inner city combining celebration and social justice.

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Launch of first African ICA/OSGeo laboratory
PositionIT
Posted on 24 Oct 2012

The Centre for Geoinformation Science (CGIS) celebrated the official launch of the first ICA/OSGeo Laboratory in Africa at the University of Pretoria on 5 October 2012. In addition to representatives from the University of Pretoria, the launch was attended by Prof. Elri Liebenberg, former vice-president of the ICA, and OSGeo board member, Jeff McKenna.

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Centre for Human Rights’ doctoral candidate appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 23 Oct 2012

The Centre for Human Rights is pleased to announce that Ms Sheila B. Keetharuth was appointed as the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea.

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Networking in Orlando
Department of Auditing
Posted on 22 Oct 2012

Students of the Department of Auditing attended the 6th Annual IAEP Leadership and Networking Retreat in Orlando, Florida, during September 2012.

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TuksSport Awards : 'Awesome Foursome' strike gold (again!)
Morris Gilbert
Posted on 19 Oct 2012

The reigning Olympic Men's Lightweight Four champions struck gold again on Friday, 19 October when rowers James Thompson, Matthew Brittain, John Smith and Sizwe Ndlovu were jointly named TuksSport's 2012 Sportsman of the Year.

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Winners of the UP Archives/ Q-Photo photo competition
UP Archives
Posted on 19 Oct 2012

This year the UP Archives, together with Q-Photo and Vega, celebrated a decade of presenting a very successful collaborative photographic project.

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African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights adopts first General Comment, clarifying article 14(1)(d) and (e) of the African Women’s Protocol
Karen Stefiszyn
Posted on 19 Oct 2012

During its 52nd Session in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) adopted a general comment on article 14(1)(d) and (e) of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (African Women’s Protocol, also known as the Maputo Protocol) which provides for women’s human rights in the context of the HIV pandemic.

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A first amongst South African accounting academics
Department of Accounting
Posted on 19 Oct 2012

Stephen Coetzee and Astrid Schmulian, both staff members of the Department of Accounting, received notice that their manuscript, entitled “The effect of IFRS adoption on financial reporting pedagogy in South Africa”, has been accepted for publication in Issues in Accounting Education.

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UP's marketing campaigns praised
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 18 Oct 2012

“The Tuks Campus Board Game is a truly unique and inventive information and marketing strategy. The team from the University of Pretoria is to be highly commended.” This was the opinion of a team of judges at this year’s Marketing, Advancement and Communication in Education (MACE) Awards ceremony that was held in Cape Town last week

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Prof Brenda Wingfield elected to ASSAf Council
Martie Meyer
Posted on 18 Oct 2012

Prof Brenda Wingfield, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and a researcher of international calibre, has been elected to the Council of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) for the 2012 to 2016 cycle. The election took place in September 2012.

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