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  • 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...

  • The Street [email protected] tackles student food insecurity

    Posted on December 13, 2019

    Food insecurity is a rampant challenge in the South African tertiary education environment and has a huge impact on the health, well-being and academic performance of affected students. BCom (Law) student Paseka Gaola is on a mission to make a difference

  • UP/KPMG Boardroom Challenge

    Posted on November 21, 2019

    First-year BCom (Accounting Sciences) students at the University of Pretoria (UP) recently took part in the UP/KPMG Boardroom Challenge. The Boardroom Challenge is an exciting board game that focuses on the development of critical thinking and verbal communication skills. It is a fun and exciting...

  • Commercii committee closes their term with a big bang

    Posted on October 15, 2019

    The 2018/19 Executive Committee (EC) of Commercii, the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ faculty house, attended the UP Student Development Awards on 7 October 2019 at the Groenkloof Campus.

  • UP's Prof Inglesi-Lotz elected 2019/20 co-chair of the SA Young Academy of Sciences

    Posted on October 15, 2019

    Professor Roula Inglesi-Lotz from the Department of Economics was elected as one of the two co-chairs of the South African Young Academy of Sciences (SAYAS) at the Academy’s annual general meeting, held on 9 October 2019.

  • 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).

  • Business Management students visit Coventry University

    Posted on September 12, 2019

    Fourteen Business Management honours students recently attended an International Study Week at Coventry University in the United Kingdom.

  • Academic citizenship at work on the Mamelodi Campus

    Posted on September 12, 2019

    In an effort to raise awareness and improve participation in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, the Mamelodi Business Clinic (MBC) collaborated with MasterCard to host an event at the UP Mamelodi Campus on 30 August 2019.

  • UP Student wins the 2019 SA Young Tax Professional of the Year competition

    Posted on September 09, 2019

    The Ernst & Young (EY) Young Tax Professional of the Year (YTPY) is a global competition open to students from universities internationally and is mainly directed at finding future tax leaders. The first leg of the competition runs in the specific countries, where (after a series of...

  • Marketing Management graduates attend the Loeries Creative Week

    Posted on September 06, 2019

    A group of UP Marketing Management graduates were afforded the opportunity to attend the Loeries Creative Week, held at the Durban International Convention Center from 22 to 25 August 2019.

  • Marketing honours students selected for Discovery Internship Programme

    Posted on September 03, 2019

    The Marketing Management honours programme prepares students for the world of work through real-life client challenges incorporated into the modules.

  • 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.

  • Marketing research presented at conference in the USA

    Posted on August 27, 2019

    Dr Tinashe Chuchu from the Department of Marketing Management attended the 2019 American Marketing Association Summer Conference, held in Chicago, USA from 9 to 11 August 2019.

  • Marketing students get ready to PLAY!

    Posted on August 27, 2019

    The Department of Marketing Management and Playboy/Playgirl deodorant brands have partnered for the second-year Marketing Management Practical Project for 2019.

  • Dr Teresa Pidduck wins 2019 SAIPA Accountancy Top Achievers Award

    Posted on August 27, 2019

    It was a night of glitz and glamour at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, as University of Pretoria Senior Lecturer and former Rhodes University PhD student, Dr Teresa Pidduck, was awarded with a South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) 2019 Accountancy Top...

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