Sonop Christelike Tehuis was established by the Dutch Reformed Church in 1916 with the purpose of providing accommodation to male students of the University of Pretoria. Today, Sonop is one of the University’s most respected residences with an impressive tradition of nearly a hundred years.
Although Sonop is a private male residence, which belongs to the “Bond van Oud-Sonoppers”, all the residents are Tukkie students who actively participate in all the student activities on the Campus, such as Jool, sport, culture, and social activities in terms of an agreement with the University of Pretoria.
A full-time Head of Residence, together with the House Committee manage the residence to ensure affordable and non-discriminatory accommodation to all 160 residents, with Christian values, an outstanding academic culture and a participatory and enjoyable life orientation.
The Sonop Council, which is the Board of Directors of the Sonop Company, whose members are all former Sonop residents supervises the the Head of Residence and House Committee.
Tuks Camerata gets high recognition - 07/03/2014
Michael Barrett, composer and conductor of the University of Pretoria’s 71-member Tuks Camerata student choir, has been paid the high compliment of having one of his works published by the biggest international distributor of choral music.
Report by UP's Prof Heyns considered in EU resolution - 05/03/2014
On 27 February 2014 the European Parliament adopted Resolution 2014/2567(RSP) on the use of armed drones wherein it notes its concerns on the deaths of thousands of civilians where drones have been used. The European Parliament’s resolution comes after the 2013 reports submitted to the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council by among others, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Professor Christof Heyns, who is also the co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa from the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.
Research on the use of information and communication technologies - 27/02/2014
A pilot study was conducted by Prof Felicite Fairer-Wessels of the Tourism Management Division amongst selected non-profit visitor information centres (VIC) to determine whether the information managers have sufficient knowledge management capabilities in terms of tacit or explicit knowledge, the knowledge management information life cycle and knowledge management assets in terms of organisational processes.