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.
Forensic Anthropology book launched at the Faculty of Health Sciences
Posted on 27 Nov 2013
Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, celebrated the launch of the latest edition of The Human Skeleton in Forensic Medicine authored by Prof Maryna Steyn, a physical anthropologist and the Director of Forensic Anthropology Research Centre, based at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Health Sciences. She co-authored the book with Mehmet Yasar Iscan from the University of Istanbul, Turkey.
Students contribute towards saving the rhino
Tourism Management Division
Posted on 27 Nov 2013
Students of the Tourism Management Division hosted two Save the Rhino events. The first was an exhibition in the Merensky Library of the University of Pretoria in October where ceramic rhinos, painted by students and lecturers, were showcased. The second event was a silent auction of these rhino artworks.
Dean of Humanities co-editor of new book on apartheid racism
Faculty / Fakulteit
Posted on 25 Nov 2013
Prof Norman Duncan, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at UP, is one of the editors of a new thought-provoking book on racism, entitled Race, Memory and the Apartheid Archive: Towards a Psychosocial Praxis. The book, co-edited by Professor Garth Stevens and Dr Derek Hook will be launched at the end of 2013.
ASSAf recognises outstanding meritorious service
Posted on 22 Nov 2013
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) has awarded Professor Robin Crewe the prestigious Gold Medal for Outstanding Meritorious Service at the launch of the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria. It is only the second time the award that acknowledges exceptional service to the Academy, has been bestowed since its inception in 2008.
Crewe served as President of ASSAf from 2004 to 2012. During this time, the Academy grew from a small organisation to being a well-established Academy that enables the generation of evidence-based solutions to national problems.
Department of Informatics hosts internationally renowned expert in Enterprise Architecture
Department of Informatics / Departement Informatika
Posted on 21 Nov 2013
“Enterprise Architecture is the issue of the century,” wrote John Zachman towards the end of the last millenium.
Mr Zachman, the originator of the Zachman Framework, helped the University of Pretoria further advance its efforts in responding to this important issue with the recent Second International Conference on E-leadership hosted by the Department of Informatics. Departmental staff and students were honoured to attend Mr Zachman’s three hour keynote session.
UP Prof appointed chairperson of Medical Research Council (MRC) Board
Posted on 19 Nov 2013
The Head of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Nuclear Medicine, Prof Mike Sathekge, has been appointed as chairperson of the MRC Board. Prof Sathekge has a wide range of academic research and professional roles, which have resulted in many national and international publications. The MRC chairperson is appointed by the national Minister of Health, and the MRC Board provides strategy for world-class collaborative research dedicated to finding cures for human disease, improving the health and well-being of South Africans.