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  • UP Marketing honours students ‘flipped the switch’ with Major Tech

    Posted on September 14, 2020

    Preceding the nationwide lockdown, the BCom (Hons) Marketing Management class of 2020 at the University of Pretoria visited Major Tech on 11 March 2020, unbeknown of what lies ahead. Major Tech, an industry partner of the Department of Marketing Management, is a respected brand in the electrical...

  • Marketing honours students – work and PLAY during lockdown

    Posted on September 14, 2020

    The Department of Marketing Management partnered with Amka Products (Pty) Ltd in a project where the BCom (Hons) Marketing Management students worked on the deodorant brands of Playboy and Playgirl. This collaboration provided the honours students with an opportunity to work on a real life...

  • Top UP Econometrics alumnus excels at LSE

    Posted on September 09, 2020

    Ms Katie Kironde, who passed her BCom Econometrics and honours degrees at UP with distinction in 2014 and 2015, completed her MSc in Economics at the London School of Economics (LSE) this year, graduating with merit.

  • Prestigious scholarship granted to Economics alumnus

    Posted on September 09, 2020

    Mr Pieter Scribante, a top alumnus of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ Department of Economics, has received the prestigious Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MSc degree in Political Science and Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

  • UP alumnus placed third in global exam

    Posted on September 09, 2020

    Mr Hanre Erasmus, an alumnus of UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, achieved third place in the world in the February 2020 sitting of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ (CIMA's) Strategic Case Study exam. The pass rate for this specific exam was 52%.

  • Alumna Dr Cila Myburgh

    Posted on September 07, 2020

    To be part of a system that ensures access to quality education for all, is alumna Dr Cila Myburgh’s fervent wish. “Living in a country of extreme inequality in terms of access to quality education – from young to old – makes this goal very real for me and personally...

  • Prof Carrim chosen as SIOPSA Chair

    Posted on August 27, 2020

    Prof Nasima Carrim has been elected as exco member of the Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA), chairing the newly created Diversity and Inclusion Interest Group., Her short-term vision is to give a voice to marginalised industrial and organisational...

  • Alumnus profile: Dr Mgwebi Msiya

    Posted on August 17, 2020

    “The universe is full of diverse opinions and ideas and it is always important to be open to such divergences. Studying for a PhD has taught me the significance of embracing and understanding that scholars will always view each concept from different perspectives to mine, so I must always...

  • UP HR expert elected to lead Academy of Management’s Gender and Diversity division

    Posted on August 14, 2020

    Prof Jenny Hoobler from the University of Pretoria’s Department of Human Resource Management has been selected as the Program Chair-Elect of the Academy of Management’s (AOM) Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) division.

  • Alumni profile: David and Jonathan Sher

    Posted on August 11, 2020

    It comes as no surprise that the dynamic paper and plastics manufacturer, Universal Paper and Plastics (UPP), celebrated its 70th anniversary in style with a ‘roaring 20s’-themed party earlier this year. Starting out as a small family business, it has grown into a 455 employee-strong...

  • Marketing students learn about Izikhothane: A unique South African subculture

    Posted on August 06, 2020

    One of the important external factors in studying consumer behaviour includes the study of consumer culture and subcultures. The various cultures and subcultures to which consumers belong significantly influence the consumer decision-making process. Cultures influence the types of products and...

  • Alumna profile: Olga Granova-Mooi

    Posted on August 03, 2020

    Alumna Olga Granova-Mooi places much emphasis on working hard to improve accountability and corporate governance in the higher education sector. A sense of natural justice and fairness is equally important in her life, the current Head of the Unit for Internal Audit at UP, points out. A set of...

  • 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: Nico Theron

    Posted on July 27, 2020

    Studying at UP contributed to his successful career as a tax law specialist “to the fullest extent imaginable”, stresses alumnus Nico Theron. “If it were not for my studies at the University of Pretoria, I would not have had access to the fantastic lecturers who imparted not...

  • Alumnus profile: Dr Philip McLachlan

    Posted on July 20, 2020

    “For me, life is all about learning. You can never learn enough - there is always something new to discover, to explore and to understand. Learning is all about being involved, asking the difficult but crucial questions and being open to being taught by people and experiences, as well as...

  • 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...

  • Alumnus profile: Dr Johan Michael Smith

    Posted on June 29, 2020

    “The coronavirus has brought everything, including the economy, to an abrupt halt, and it will take time to recover from such a shock...Most small businesses will battle to stay afloat, and their owners should now urgently look at how they can re-imagine their business models,”...

  • 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.

  • UP Accounting graduates excel in SAICA CA qualifying exam

    Posted on April 14, 2020

    No fewer than seven UP graduates rank among the top ten achievers in the January 2020 Initial Test of Competence (ITC) of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). By accomplishing the virtually impossible, they ensured that the University of Pretoria came out tops among the 3...

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