Hello and welcome to all prospective pink ones, current Magrietjies and all pink lovers!
A huge welcome to our new Spikkels of 2013. It is a privilege to receive you in House Pink!
For any information on Welcome Week (Faculty programmes and the Residence programme), please go to the First Year Information page (to the left of your screen). On this page you will find a heading in RED font (scroll down the main page) with relevant documents that you can download.
As the HK for the year 2013 we decided to approach things a little differently. We established six values which form the foundation of our student life and the way we make decisions. Not only do we strive to live our lives in the residence based on these values, but also in the world out there when we leave. These values are:
- Be the best that you can be
- Mutual Respect
The dream for the year is taking risks in all aspects of student life to ensure change for the better. Our goal is to create an inspirational space where ladies are developed to their full potential. Magrietjie is more than just a residence, it is a place where every single lady can be herself. We believe that one does not only get a degree while at university, but also develop and evolve to be the beautiful confident women they are meant to be.
Magrietjie is considered home to around 330 sisters, and we look forward to welcoming the new faces into our wonderful home every year.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our webpage. Feel free to browse through the pages and share in our memories.
Official launch of the National Biodiversity and Business Network - 21/05/2013
The National Biodiversity and Business Network of South Africa was officially launched at the Gordon Institute of Business Sciences (GIBS) in Sandton on 15 May 2013.
The University of Pretoria was represented by Dr Claudious Chikozho and Ms Anesu Makina, both from Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL), as well as Prof Don Cowan from FABI.
Open Day was a success! - 21/05/2013
I am pleased to inform you that I received many messages conveying positive feedback on the UP Open Day 2013. I was especially pleased about comments that the UP team of staff, students and volunteers was especially helpful and friendly.
My heartfelt appreciation to all who contributed to a positive experience for parents, prospective students, families, school principals and teachers. I encourage you to keep up the good work. Open Day is an important event for the University for attracting good students, and for broadly enhancing the reputation and status of the University.
World Kangaroo Mother Care Day celebrated by final year students - 21/05/2013
Staff and students from the Department of Communication Pathology at the University of Pretoria are involved in one of the most important evidence-based interventions for preterm and low birth weight babies in the world.
The final year students are participating in Kalafong Hospital as audiologists and speech-language therapists in this very effective neonatal method to care for preterm and low birth weight babies.
TuksGolf Training Centre officially opened at the University of Pretoria - 17/05/2013
The University of Pretoria prides itself on its publicly recognised achievements pertaining to its various sporting fraternities. These achievements can be attributed to the University’s sporting facilities, which are of the highest quality among South African universities. To add to its quality achievements, the University of Pretoria, through TuksSport and the High Performance Centre (hpc), has now officially opened a golf training centre.
South African law professor to report to the United Nations on Lethal Robots - 16/05/2013
South African human rights law professor, Christof Heyns, will submit a widely anticipated report on Lethal Autonomous Robots (LARs) to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on 29 May 2013.
Prof Heyns, from the University of Pretoria (UP), was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions in 2010. During last year, he conducted worldwide research on the question whether states should be allowed to use LARs - weapons that, once deployed, can use lethal force without further human intervention - during war, or peace.