Alumna profile: Dr Sansia Blackmore
Posted on January 18, 2021
Inspired by leaders who have the power to serve the common good, and actually do, it comes as no surprise that alumna, Dr Sansia Blackmore, would like to meet New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. “She not only embodies intelligent leadership, but more importantly, the empathetic kind...
Alumnus profile: Dr Felix Oppong
Posted on December 07, 2020
Following the recent completion of his PhD programme, alumnus and economist, Dr Felix Oppong, sets his sights at disseminating his work and building a stronger network of experts for the purpose of knowledge sharing. “My plan includes contributing to capacity building on the African...
Faculty of EMS hosts virtual year-end celebration
Posted on December 07, 2020
The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences – which celebrates its centenary this year – hosted its first-ever virtual year-end function on 1 December 2020 to celebrate the various Faculty successes achieved during this challenging year.
Alumnus profile: Dr Stephen Moyo
Posted on November 30, 2020
Inspired by people who dedicate their time and effort to make the world a better place, Dr Stephen Moyo, who earlier this year obtained his PhD at UP, is motivated by his own potential to contribute towards finding solutions for improving and bringing a positive change in the lives of communities...
Alumna profile: Dr Jade Verbeek
Posted on November 23, 2020
“Soak up and take in every learning opportunity presented to you during your time as a student at UP. Sometimes, in the midst of an experience, you do not always get to see its value, but I promise you, once you leave university and you find yourself in various business and even social...
Prof Chitiga-Mabugu appointed as Director of Enterprises University of Pretoria
Posted on November 20, 2020
Prof Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, the Director of the School of Public Management and Administration in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, was recently appointed as Director at Enterprises University of Pretoria (Pty) Ltd.
Alumna profile: Dr Yuxiang Ye
Posted on November 16, 2020
Dr Yuxiang Ye, who recently obtained her PhD at UP, believes “opportunities always come together with challenges”. She is looking forward to finding her niche in the energy economics area creating her own business in this field. Read more about her studies at UP, her favourite...
Change is imminent for the world and the audit profession: panellists at webinar on Chancellor Prof Nkuhlu’s book on his time at KPMG SA
Posted on November 13, 2020
The world is changing rapidly and so should the audit profession. This was the broad sentiment at a webinar hosted by the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS).
‘Public opinion is increasingly dictating the success or failure of companies and brands’ – UP academics on fixing reputational damage
Posted on November 13, 2020
In order to retain market value, a customer base and employee loyalty, an organisation must take stock of its reputation.
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.
Meditari Accountancy Research – overview and origins of an accounting research journal
Posted on November 10, 2020
Meditari Accountancy Research is a highly ranked international accounting research journal. However, the journal has deep University of Pretoria (UP), and therefore, South African roots. Prof Quintus Vorster, then Head of the Department of Accounting, was the main driving force behind the...
Alumnus profile: Dr Mpinda Mvita
Posted on November 09, 2020
Having heeded his own advice during his years as a student at UP, Dr Mpinda Mvita not only obtained two master’s degrees, he was recently also awarded his PhD in Financial Management Sciences. While this may be considered the pinnacle of success, going forward, he has several more goals....
UP’s Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership repositions to become institute
Posted on November 05, 2020
The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL) at the University of Pretoria (UP) will be entering its 10th year in 2021 with a new name and fresh mandate.
Alumnus profile: Dr Kiruben Naicker
Posted on November 02, 2020
EMS alumnus Dr Kiruben Naicker is highly acclaimed for his long-standing strategic role in the Biodiversity sector for the SA Government. Despite everything he has achieved thus far in his illustrious career, going forward he hopes to play an even bigger role, internationally.
Social distancing in macrodynamic models
Posted on October 28, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers have often relied on epidemiology models to track the spread of the outbreak. However, such models lack the necessary tools to account for individual behaviour potentially influencing the dynamics of the pandemic. This column integrates individual...
Alumnus profile: Dr Tinashe Mushayanyama
Posted on October 26, 2020
An advocate of public sector reform, Dr Tinashe Mushayanyama, Director of Policy Planning and Research at the City of Johannesburg, firmly believes the public sector, as a profession, needs to be professionalised.
Alumnus profile: Wouter de Vos
Posted on October 19, 2020
Joining Investec early in his career was not only his ‘lucky break’; the years he spent in the vibrant, energetic, performance-driven environment of the bank moulded him for business, believes alumnus Wouter de Vos. He has since made his mark running the Atterbury Property Fund for...
EXPERT ADVICE: On Boss’s Day, here’s how to identify and deal with workplace bullying
Posted on October 16, 2020
Boss’s Day is observed every October to encourage colleagues to strengthen their relationship in the workplace. Fostering a professional environment that is free of intimidating behaviour is one way to do this, and recognising workplace bullying is where it needs to begin.
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...
UP hosts webinar about importance of inclusivity in advertising
Posted on October 06, 2020
The Faculty of Economic Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP) recently hosted a webinar about more inclusive approaches that need to be taken towards the marketing of products, and the impact that negative advertisements can have on businesses as well as employee morale, job...