From rejection to being a UP master’s candidate, Benjamin Iyanu Oyebode’s journey is one of perseverance
Posted on July 06, 2020
When Benjamin Iyanu Oyebode initially applied at the University of Pretoria (UP) with his grade 11 results in 2013, he did not anticipate the rejection that would temporarily set him back, but perseverance and hard work resulted in him being accepted in 2015.
Turnaround strategy and business rescue: UP experts and alumni offer help to small businesses struggling during pandemic
Posted on July 01, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to inflict damage on every aspect of daily life, business is facing a past that has gone forever and a future that is uncertain. Fortunately there’s help at hand, including the National SMME Support Portal (NSSP) smmeportal.up.ac.za launched in May by the...
LeadUP online series: “Africa cannot afford a situation where a food crisis outweighs a health crisis” – panellist on food security in Africa amid COVID-19
Posted on June 30, 2020
COVID-19 has had a severe effect on the supply and demand of food production, and could lead to a severe food security crisis unless Africa has the most appropriate policies in place.
“Excellence is a habit” – UP actuary alumnus urges graduates to take initiative in their new careers
Posted on June 29, 2020
“We need to be at the forefront of the change we want to see – as young people, we must not shy away from the conversations that emerge at a political level,” says Amogelang Kgaladi (26), a University of Pretoria-trained actuary and now head of corporate actuarial function at...
Brace for challenging financial period, experts warn during LeadUP Alumni Thought Leadership budget debate
Posted on June 26, 2020
South Africans need to brace themselves for a challenging financial period due to the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 economic stimulus plan: University of Pretoria gathers experts to debate ‘emergency budget’
Posted on June 25, 2020
PRETORIA – The University of Pretoria’s Alumni Office presented the first in a pair of pre- and post-budget debates that saw a panel of experts evaluate the condition of South Africa’s economy in light of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s Special Adjustment Budget (the...
Former Miss Tuks Varsity Cup a Miss SA 2020 hopeful
Posted on June 17, 2020
UP’s Miss Tuks Varsity Cup 2015, Durban-born Dr Karishma Ramdev, is a Miss South Africa 2020 hopeful. Representing her home province of KwaZulu-Natal, the beauty queen is one of the top 35 contenders for the crown.
Are you struggling to pay your fees? Apply for financial aid today
Posted on June 10, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) cares for all our students and would like to ease the financial burden for you and your family.