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  • Commercii 2021 passes on the leadership baton

    Posted on November 26, 2021

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) at the University of Pretoria (UP) bid farewell to the 2021 Executive Committee of Commercii and welcomed the new incoming committee.

  • UP dominates 2020 Ernst & Young Young Tax Professional of the Year competition

    Posted on November 11, 2020

    With three students on the list, the University of Pretoria’s entrants represented 60% of this year’s top five of the Ernst & Young Young Tax Professional of the Year competition.

  • Accounting Animagus?

    Posted on October 16, 2020

    As hordes of Harry Potter fans will tell you, an Animagus is a witch or a wizard that can transform into an animal and back again at will. In these fictional tales, the physical appearance of the animal resembles its human counterpart. For example, when Professor McGonagall turns herself into a...

  • Students “consulting for Consulta’’

    Posted on October 16, 2020

    Plato famously said that “opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance”. On 2 September 2020, the BCom Honours (Marketing Management) class of 2020 took this philosophy to heart as they sought to translate the opinions of survey respondents into actionable solutions for...

  • Alumnus profile: Niel Schoombee

    Posted on October 12, 2020

    For many years, the talented singer/songwriter, alumnus Niel Schoombee, ‘lived’ his passion in the entertainment industry. Besides creating the highly acclaimed 5-person male vocal group, Hi-5, he gained numerous prestigious awards, in SA and abroad. He wrote over 700 songs for many...

  • Alumna profile: Prof Nasima MH Carrim

    Posted on October 05, 2020

    Credited with a long list of notable achievements, Prof Nasima Carrim is a role model in every respect: Apart from her newly appointed role as Exco member of the Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA), Prof Carrim is part of a team of conveners for a future...

  • Alumna profile: Lucinda Neethling

    Posted on September 28, 2020

    She is not only a well-known singer who released her brand new, catchy single, Weerloos, to much acclaim a couple of months ago, but as a talented visual artist specialising in ballpoint pen art, Lucinda Neethling continues to catch the eye. On top of this, she also produced her first...

  • 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

    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.

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