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Tuks athletes return home
Samantha Viney
Posted on 05 Aug 2014

Eleven days of excellent sports events have come to an end and our Tuks athletes are on their way home.

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UP professor honoured with lifetime achievement award
Ansa Heyl
Posted on 05 Aug 2014

The Africaís Most Influential Women in Business and Government awards programme has for several years been recognised as the pre-eminent recognition platform for women. The programme recognises the contribution of women across a range of sectors and is a credible identifier of women in business and government who consistently exercise a positive influence on our continent. On Wednesday, 30 July 2014, UPís Prof Carolina Koornhof received a Country Lifetime Achievement award for Education and Training: Academic at an event that brought together women who have made a difference to the African business community through their outstanding contributions.

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UP part of African initiative to solve an African problem Ė malaria
Ansa Heyl
Posted on 04 Aug 2014

The African Consortium for Malaria Vaccine Research was established at a symposium on Malaria Vaccine Studies in Africa in Accra, Ghana on 25 July. The University of Pretoria (UP) is one of the founding members of the consortium and will start working on funding proposals with the other consortium members.

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UP research tackles ticks
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 04 Aug 2014

One hostile little creature is causing devastation to cattle farmers in all the major livestock-production provinces of South Africa. Dr Christine Maritz-Olivier of the Department of Genetics at the University of Pretoria (UP) is leading a group of postgraduate students who are achieving success with finding a solution to alleviate and hopefully eradicate the current problem of cattle ticks. Their work includes an advisory service offered to farmers on the selection of dipping agents to which resistance has not yet been established on their farms, as well as on vaccine development against the parasite. This combination has proved to be a powerful force in combating this parasite. This service not only benefits the farmer, but also enriches the groupís research data.

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UP is pioneer in ground-breaking conservation research
Myan Subrayan
Posted on 04 Aug 2014

The University of Pretoriaís (UP) Department of Library Services, in cooperation with South African National Parks (SANParks), held an insightful workshop in the Merensky 2 Library on 30 July 2014. The purpose was to present some of the valuable research being conducted at UP to assist with rhino and elephant conservation.

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UP vets receive Rhino Conservation Awards for their research
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 04 Aug 2014

On World Game Ranger Day, 31 July, the Game Ranger Association of Africa (GRAA) held its annual Rhino Conservation Awards Ceremony to acknowledge the committed efforts of individuals and organisations involved in the protection of our endangered species. Those honoured during the ceremony included Drs Gerhard Steenkamp and Johan Marais, two outstanding veterinarians from the University of Pretoria.

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GIBS and Primedia Unlimited Mall Division uncover shopping mall gold
GIBS News
Posted on 01 Aug 2014

The University of Pretoriaís Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and Primedia Unlimitedís Mall Division have joined forces to conduct a shopping mall survey to ascertain shopper behaviour and how it is impacted by advertising.

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IFNuW leads a national accreditation initiative and opens career paths for students
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 01 Aug 2014

The Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being (IFNuW) of the University of Pretoria (UP) is the driving force behind an important initiative aimed at ensuring the adequacy of food, not only in quantity but also in quality, that is available to the South African public.

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Commonwealth scholar at UP focuses on relationship between artwork and onlooker
Renee Conradie
Posted on 30 Jul 2014

Johan Thom, a prolific artist who has received numerous awards and is currently a lecturer in the University of Pretoria's Department of Fine Arts, will soon receive his PhD from the University College of London (UCL) through the Slade School of Art. Thom was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship by the Canon Collins Trust in 2008 and returned to South Africa last year, when he joined the staff at his alma mater as the coordinator for postgraduate students.

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Centre for Human Rights launches gender audit tool
Centre for Human Rights
Posted on 30 Jul 2014

The Centre for Human Rights recently launched a gender audit tool to investigate gender equality/inequality at higher education institutions in Africa. The tool, developed with funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is designed to introspectively investigate the state of gender (in) equality at higher education institutions across Africa with a view to fostering greater gender parity.

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