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  • Alumna profile: Prof Retha Wiesner

    Posted on April 12, 2021

    Internationally acknowledged for conducting capacity-building projects to empower individuals through Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Sustainability, alumna Retha Wiesner, Professor of Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurial Behaviour at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ)...

  • Extraordinary professor profile: Prof Tim Rupert

    Posted on April 06, 2021

    Currently Professor in the Accounting Group of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University in the USA, Prof Tim Rupert also finds his work as extraordinary professor in the Department of Accounting at the University of Pretoria (UP) most rewarding. “Helping a...

  • UP Economics student named first runner-up in Budget Speech Competition

    Posted on April 12, 2021

    Stanley Mabuka, a master’s degree student in Economics at the University of Pretoria (UP), was recently named first runner-up in the postgraduate category of the 2020 Nedbank & Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition.

  • Extraordinary professor profile: Prof Stephen Hall

    Posted on March 29, 2021

    Throughout his academic career stretching over four decades, Professor Stephen Hall, head of Department of Economics at Leicester University in the UK and Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria (UP), has made a massive contribution as a lecturer, researcher, external examiner,...

  • UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences discussion tackles managing well-being in a new world of work as COVID-19 tests employees, employers

    Posted on March 24, 2021

    Old work habits need to be replaced with new habits, say experts from UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

  • Alumnus profile: Dr Marius Koen

    Posted on March 23, 2021

    Been there, done that...got the T-shirt. This, in casual terms, sums up the sterling career of esteemed alumnus, Dr Marius Koen. After having completed his practical training at a South African auditing firm, he joined UP as lecturer and professor where he served for nearly two decades while also...

  • Alumna profile: Michelle D

    Posted on March 15, 2021

    Whether it is in the “world of pretty things” or in the academic field, alumna Michelle D is driven to achieve success. Working in tandem as a part-time lecturer at UP and as an entrepreneur, she has done just that. With her sights now firmly set on attaining her PhD, and her Macaroon...

  • UP retains number one spot in the SAICA ITC professional exam

    Posted on March 15, 2021

    The University of Pretoria has retained its number one spot in the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (SAICA) Initial Test of Competence (ITC), based on the recently released results. UP took the first position in the November 2020 ITC, as well as first position when...

  • University of Pretoria wins CIMA Excellence Award

    Posted on March 10, 2021

    The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) distinguishes the University of Pretoria for its outstanding contribution to the accounting profession

  • University of Pretoria domestic leader in four subjects in 2021 QS World University Rankings

    Posted on March 09, 2021

    UP is the domestic leader in four subjects: Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Mathematics; and Accounting and Finance.

  • Extraordinary professor profile: Prof Adré Schreuder

    Posted on March 08, 2021

    For over thirty years, Prof Adré Schreuder’s career has been closely entwined with the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) at UP. From 1988, when he accepted a position as lecturer at EMS, rising in the 1990s to Head of the Department, then as founder of the Faculty’s...

  • UP introduces new master’s programme in insolvency and business rescue

    Posted on March 02, 2021

    As more professionals look to build careers in the complex field of insolvency and business rescue, UP’s EMS and Law faculties introduce a new master’s degree in this subject.

  • Alumna Profile: Dr Jessika Bohlmann

    Posted on March 01, 2021

    The key to successful tertiary studies is to treat them as a full-time job and to use the entire support system available – professors, mentors, tutors, fellow students, friends and family. This is esteemed alumna, Dr Jessika Bohlmann’s advice for current students. And this is...

  • EXPERT OPINION: UP Economics professor rates Minister Tito Mboweni’s Budget Speech

    Posted on February 26, 2021

    “Mboweni came out of this Budget round unscathed, like Houdini, even though he seemed stuck,” writes Prof Jan H van Heerden of UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences on this year’s Budget Speech.

  • Alumnus profile: Samkelo Janda

    Posted on February 22, 2021

    Not only did his studies at UP provide him with a broad view on matters of governance and processes that are involved in the running of the state, it also exposed him to the intricacies of government by delving deeper into the evolution of public administration as a function, says alumnus Samkelo...

  • Alumnus profile: Prof Umar Kakumba

    Posted on February 15, 2021

    His PhD studies at UP greatly assisted him to reach the pinnacle of formal academic achievement. Currently serving as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) and Professor of Public Sector Management, with speciality in Leadership, Human Resource Strategy and Public Policy Management, at...

  • Alumnus profile: Teddy Ceke

    Posted on February 08, 2021

    “We want a better life for all South Africans; we want to realise social cohesion and harmony. To this end, South Africa needs real leadership to lead us to the future we want to see. We want to see economic development that ensures South Africans a good quality of life, we want to see...

  • COVID-19 has hurt some more than others: SA needs policies that reflect this, say UP researchers

    Posted on February 03, 2021

    As is often the case during economic crises such, there are winners and losers, and in this case, it is the least skilled workers and poor females who suffer the most, say UP researchers.

  • Alumnus profile: Dr Andries Terblanche

    Posted on February 01, 2021

    “An academic qualification puts one in a position of responsibility: A responsibility to advance the field of your study and to use it to improve the fate of society and better the destiny of our planet.” This advice of esteemed alumnus, Dr Andries Terblanche, for current students,...

  • UP’s Prof Inglesi-Lotz named International Association for Energy Economics VP for Regional Affairs

    Posted on January 29, 2021

    “The energy and environmental conditions of our planet cannot be seen in isolation on a per country basis. The commitments signed in international agreements by governments towards cleaner and affordable energy services for all as per Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 of the United...

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