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Black men have a higher risk of prostate cancer than white men in South Africa

A study by researchers into prostate cancer has revealed that black men in South Africa have a higher risk of prostate cancer because of their elevated levels of prostate-specific antigen in the blood. This protein, known as PSA, is...

“Long road ahead for gender equity among women executives”

In 2017, the percentage of women in executive positions in Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed companies was about 19%. “At this rate of improvement, it will take 200 years to reach gender equity.” This is according to Prof...

How to make yourself valuable in the workplace

Soon those caps will be flying in the air and university graduates will be entering the workforce. What these new workers may not know is that employers often have an unspoken expectation that graduates arrive job-ready on day...

Advancing the frontiers of science

Dr Vinet Coetzee’s main research objective is to create workable health solutions for Africa that can be used in both hospitals and rural areas. Because access to adequate health facilities is often limited in Africa, she knows...

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The University of Pretoria is a multi-faculty research-intensive university with campuses in Pretoria, its surrounds, and in the country’s economic hub, Johannesburg. The University is conveniently situated in close proximity to government departments and major research entities in Pretoria, including the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

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Recruitment, selection and appointment of Vice-Chancellor and Principal

In the pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, applications are awaited for the position of Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University of Pretoria which will become vacant on 1 January 2019. The University of Pretoria is one of the leading research universities in South Africa. The University’s nine faculties and its business school offer a wide spectrum of under- and postgraduate programmes, which are recognised internationally.

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