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Minister Nzimande shares his views on public administration and service delivery in a developing democracy
Posted on 18 Feb 2011

Higher education institutions such as the University of Pretoria (UP) can contribute immensely to the country and specifically South African society by producing well-rounded graduates who are up to the task of public administration and management in a developing democracy.

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UP Drama welcomes Fulbright Scholar
Posted on 17 Feb 2011

Prof Heidi Hoffer is a renowned American scenographer with years of international experience as a scene and lighting designer, and a scenic artist for the theatre. She obtained her MFA (Master of Fine Arts) from Northwestern University and is currently a Fulbright Traditional Scholar at the University of Pretoria Drama Department. In addition, she is a Scenic Artist member of USAA.

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New Postgraduate Lab at the department of Food Science
Posted on 17 Feb 2011

The Department of Food Science recently opened a new lab with state of the art equipment for research.

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UPUDE hosts ACDE-TCC
Ruth Aluko
Posted on 16 Feb 2011

The University of Pretoria's Unit for Distance Education (UPUDE) will be hosting 15 members of the African Council for Distance Education's Technical Committee for Collaboration (ACDE-TCC) on Wednesday 16 February 2011.

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DETA Conference 2011
Ruth Aluko
Posted on 16 Feb 2011

The Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa (DETA) Conference is the vision of the Unit for Distance Education at the University of Pretoria, hosted in collaboration with other institutions in Africa.

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TuksCricket : All eyes on Tuks 1 in Knock-out final
Posted on 16 Feb 2011

Assupol Tuks 1 will contest its first final of the 2010/2011 season on Saturday at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

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20th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition to be held at the University of Pretoria
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 16 Feb 2011

The 20th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held at the University of Pretoria, in South Africa from 7 to 12 July 2011.

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Late presentation of HIV in children causes serious concerns
Philip Snyman
Posted on 16 Feb 2011

HIV infected children still present too late for HIV treatment. The burden presented by this disease is also getting bigger in the local paediatric community.

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TuksRugby : Valentine's Day nightmare for Tuks 1
Posted on 15 Feb 2011

It was supposed to be a night to remember, but turned out a Valentine's Day nightmare for Tuks 1 as they suffered a humiliating home ground defeat in the FNB Varsity Cup Competition.

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Female crickets fall for serenades of younger males
Posted on 15 Feb 2011

Female crickets prefer the serenades of younger males. The findings defy a well-established theory that females prefer older males because their longevity shows they have good genes. This idea was largely unproven, says Luke Verburgt of the University of Pretoria, South Africa. And once he put it to the test using field crickets (Gryllus bimaculatus), he found it isn't accurate.

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