Vote for Miss Varsity Cup 2012
Posted on 02 Apr 2012
The national Miss Varsity Cup competition will be hosted on 9 April 2012 at the final Varsity Cup match where Miss Tuks Varsity Cup, Cayla Esterhuysen, will compete against the other Miss Varsity Cup’s from universities around South Africa.
TUKS reacts to Varsity Cup dispute
Posted on 17 Mar 2013
The University of Pretoria (UP) wishes to state its position regarding the dispute declared by Varsity Cup and provide further clarification in response to press reports over the past few days, including a press statement from Varsity Cup itself.
Dispute resolution proceedings between FNB Varsity Cup and the Rugby Club of UP took place on 12 and 14 March. The dispute related to an issue about whether a number of players in the UP team qualify as bona fide players for purposes of the Varsity Cup as well as the Young Guns competition.
Tourism research knows no boundaries
Posted on 15 Mar 2013
Representatives from the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies and the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology were invited to present their research findings of a study at a Research Colloquium of the National Department of Tourism (NDT) on 12 March 2013 in Johannesburg.
This signified the completion of the first phase of a research project entitled, ‘Understanding the Concept of Cross-Border Guiding in Southern Africa’ which was commissioned by the NDT.
The world marks Glaucoma Week
Posted on 12 Mar 2013
World Glaucoma Week takes place from 10 to 16 March 2013 and it is a time that we, as eye healthcare workers globally, commit to raise awareness and demystify this condition, often referred to as a ‘silent thief’ of sight. Indeed, it creeps in like a thief and ‘snatches away’ sight silently and painlessly.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness in the world.
TuksRugby: UP-Tuks 1 significant step closer to play-offs
Posted on 12 Mar 2013
UP-Tuks 1 are a significant step closer to the 2013 Varsity Cup semi-finals after beating UJ on Monday in a true 80-minute Johannesburg thriller.
Fortune changed hands twice in the last four minutes after UJ first took the lead for the very first time with only four minutes to go to full time (29-26).
The enthusiasm of the big and boisterous home crowd did not last long, however, as UP-Tuks struck back in the second-last minute with a spectacular try by left winger Courtnall Skosan that was initiated through brilliant individual play by the hooker and ‘Player that Rocks’, Bongi Mbonambi.
Health and well-being of UP students in the spotlight
Posted on 07 Mar 2013
The University’s Piazza at the Student Centre was abuzz with students as they took their time to attend to the most neglected part of their being, which is health. Students participated and undertook screening tests for various health risks such as blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, also confirming their blood group. They responded to an Open Day on Student Health and Wellness organised by the Department of Student Affairs.