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Three new NRF ratings
Posted on 16 Nov 2012

Congratulations to Prof Julian Müller (Practical Theology), Prof Piet Venter (Old Testament Studies), and Prof Cas Wepener (Practical Theology), who each were awarded a National Research Foundation (NRF) grading of C2.

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Faculty of Humanities: Appointments
Dean's Office
Posted on 29 Nov 2012

It is with pleasure and an enormous sense of pride that we announce the following appointments in the Faculty of Humanities:

Professor Sakhela Buhlungu as Deputy Dean: Postgraduate Studies and Ethics
Professor Hennie Stander as Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning.

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TuksLaw seizes double gold in National Moot Court Competition
Elzet Hurter
Posted on 16 Oct 2012

On 4 and 5 October 2012, two English and two Afrikaans teams, consisting of two members each, from the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria competed in the Annual University of the Free State First Year Moot Court Competition in Bloemfontein. The competition is based on the legal principles of family law and is open to students in their first year of BA Law, BCom Law or LLB studies.

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TUKS Metallurgical Engineering students win first, second and third prize at 10th SAIMM Student Colloquium.
Posted on 12 Oct 2012

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy has been organising and presenting an annual Student Colloquium since 2002 to give final year mining and metallurgical students an opportunity to present their final year projects to a mining and metallurgical audience.

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Jotello F Soga Library celebrates the centenary of the University's Department of Library Services
Posted on 12 Oct 2012

The Jotello F Soga Library of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort has a history of almost 40 years and is proud to be one of the branch libraries of the Department of Library Services celebrating its centenary in 2012

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UP student wins the first ever South African Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad
Ronél Oosthuizen
Posted on 12 Oct 2012

Congratulations go to Henry Thackeray, a final year BSc in Mathematics student at UP who won the first ever South African Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad (SATMO 2012).

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African Human Rights Moot Court Competition held for the 21st time
Yolanda Booyzen
Posted on 11 Oct 2012

The African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, now for 21 years a very prominent feature on the calendar for African law faculties, recently celebrated its coming of age. The 21st African Human Rights Moot Court Competition was held from 1 to 6 October in Maputo, Mozambique. The Universidade Eduardo Mondlane co-hosted this important human rights competition with the Centre for Human Rights from the University of Pretoria.

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University of Pretoria Centre for Human Rights wins 2012 African Union Human Rights Prize
Frans Viljoen
Posted on 10 Oct 2012

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, the oldest human rights body of the African Union, awarded its first ever NGO Prize for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights to the Centre for Human Rights of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.

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Partnership between specialists on consumer information privacy
Department of Marketing Management
Posted on 10 Oct 2012

The Department of Marketing Management hosted Dr Caroline Miltgen, an international visitor from the University of Angers in France, from 17 to 26 September 2012.

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Prestigious medal for Ryan for his research on whales
Martie Meyer
Posted on 04 Oct 2012

Ryan Reisinger, a PhD student in the University’s Department of Zoology and Entomology has been awarded the Junior Captain Scott medal by the SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns for Zoological Sciences. The medal is awarded annually for the best dissertation submitted at a South African university for an MSc degree, alternately in the animal and plant sciences. In 2012 animal sciences was eligible for the award.

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