South Africa's sugar tax: a bold move, and the right thing to do

South Africa's planned sugar tax will take effect on 1 April 2017. Prof Hettie Carina Schönfeldt, Beulah Pretorius and Dr Nicolette Hall from UP discuss the benefits of this decision in an article published on The Conversation.

New programme aims to ensure safer rail transport in SA

The Railway Occurrence Investigation Programme at the University of Pretoria was developed to assist in eliminating the escalating and repetitive nature of railway incidents through proper investigation.

Applications for 2018 now open

Applications for study at the University of Pretoria in 2018 are fully online. Applications are now open.

Protecting the health and performance of the traveling athlete

International travel is an unavoidable part of elite athletes' competitive careers. Prof Christa Janse van Rensburg, from the Section Sports Medicine at UP, offers her view on some of the challenges that need to be considered.

World Consumer Rights Day 2017

World Consumer Rights Day is an opportune time to consider the extent to which SA consumers are afforded redress in respect of defective, hazardous or unsafe goods. Profs Corlia van Heerden and Jacolien Barnard from UP explain.

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Request for nominations for the Abe Bailey Travel Bursary 2017

The Registrar of the University of Pretoria is awaiting nominations from suitable senior students as well as members of staff of lecturer status (25 years or younger) for the above-mentioned travel bursary. The focus of the Abe Bailey Trust is leadership development and the Trustees wish the bursaries to be awarded to persons who are academically strong and have shown exceptional qualities of leadership and service.

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Moot Court, Level 1, Faculty of Law, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
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Senate Hall, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
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Apr 06
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Pathology Training Centre, Room 3-73, Pathology Building, Prinshof Campus
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