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  • SPMA staff play their part on Mandela Day

    Posted on August 03, 2020

    Staff from the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) have not let the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic prevent them from participating in Nelson Mandela Day.

  • Alumnus profile: Dr Ron Josias

    Posted on July 06, 2020

    “A first degree gives you a foot in the door, a master’s degree commands the attention of others when you speak, a PhD is far more personal. It addresses self- actualisation. It forces you to address the question: ‘What is my contribution to the world, to my community and to my...

  • SPMA student spreads hope in the midst of pandemic

    Posted on July 03, 2020

    The societal impact of the lockdown necessitated by the global COVID-19 pandemic has inspired Whade Williams, a School for Public Management and Administration (SPMA) student, to make a difference in his community. Together with friends and family, he has worked tirelessly to assist those in need...

  • SPMA graduates in the spotlight

    Posted on May 19, 2020

    Graduates from the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) were among the cohort of students from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) who recently received their qualifications in absentia during a virtual graduation ceremony presided over by UP Vice-Chancellor and...

  • SPMA launches online postgraduate programme in Public Management

    Posted on April 30, 2020

    The School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) at the University of Pretoria has launched a brand new, online Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management as part of the UPOnline initiative, which aims to offer a number of fully accredited UP programmes through an online teaching model.

  • Congratulations to autumn 2020 EMS graduates

    Posted on April 15, 2020

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) wishes to congratulate all the graduates who received their qualifications in absentia during the recent virtual graduation ceremony presided over by UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe.

  • The SPMA hosts the 2020 Kehl University of Applied Sciences annual study tour

    Posted on March 17, 2020

    The School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) hosted the annual Kehl University of Applied Sciences (Germany) study tour between 25 and 26 February 2020. Fifteen undergraduate students were accompanied by Prof Dr Gert Fieguth, the Dean of Studies. In addition, Prof Dr Joerg...

  • UP student wins Budget Speech Competition

    Posted on March 06, 2020

    Matifadza Bingudza, an honours student in Investment Management at the University of Pretoria, has been crowned the winner of the undergraduate category of the annual Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition.

  • Regional GAIN training hub launched in collaboration with the SPMA

    Posted on October 04, 2019

    The Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network (GAIN) has launched the first regional GAIN Training Hub for Southern Africa in collaboration with the School of Public Management and Administration at the University of Pretoria

  • SPMA staff participate in 2019 IASIA Conference

    Posted on September 25, 2019

    The International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA), in collaboration with the Instituto Universario de Lisboa, recently organised the 2019 IASIA Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

  • African Union Leadership Academy to partner with the SPMA

    Posted on September 25, 2019

    From 26 to 28 August 2019, the Director and Head of the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA), Prof Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, and Dr Tyanai Masiya attended a Transformational Leadership Workshop organised by the African Union Leadership Academy (AULA).

  • Prof Chris Thornhill Prestige Breakfast Lecture

    Posted on August 27, 2019

    The School of Public Management and Administration hosted the annual Prof Chris Thornhill Prestige Breakfast Lecture on 14 August 2019.

  • SPMA hosts visiting Brazilian academic

    Posted on May 28, 2019

    Mr Arthur Catraio, a PhD candidate from the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE-FGV), worked as a visiting academic at the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences from October 2018 until May 2019.

  • Prof Chitiga-Mabugu appointed to prestigious science associations

    Posted on November 19, 2018

    Prof Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, Director of the School of Public Management and Administration, was recently appointed as a member of two prestigious associations both locally and abroad.

  • EMS students get ‘Ready for Work’

    Posted on November 19, 2018

    Five students in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) have been selected as winners in the inaugural EMS Ready for Work Competition.

  • SPMA publishes a book to commemorate 25th anniversary

    Posted on November 19, 2018

    In celebration of its 25th year of existence, the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) has produced a book entitled Public Administration: Reflection, Relevance and Readiness, published by the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern...

  • SPMA launches inaugural Chris Thornhill Prestige Lecture Series

    Posted on August 31, 2018

    The School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) hosted its inaugural Chris Thornhill Prestige Lecture Series on 14 August as part of the School’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

  • [email protected] reaches out

    Posted on April 26, 2018

    [email protected], a student society for BAdmin students at the University of Pretoria, had a fruitful and a productive 2017 in terms of its community outreach initiatives.

  • UP renews extensive partnership with Kehl University

    Posted on March 09, 2018

    UP’s School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) has renewed its Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) of Friendship and Cooperation with the Hochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung Kehl – University of Applied Sciences (Kehl University).

  • Outgoing Commercii committee passes on the baton to new leadership

    Posted on September 20, 2016

    The Economic and Management Sciences Faculty House Commercii welcomed its incoming Executive Committee (EC) on 16 September 2016. The inauguration ceremony was symbolic of the passing on of the baton from the previous EC, overseen by the Dean of the Faculty, Prof Elsabé Loots, who commended all...

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