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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • UP alumnus placed third in global exam

    Posted on October 02, 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 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...

  • Four leadership themes for building an inclusive South African culture

    Posted on September 22, 2020

    Leadership is paramount to develop and foster an inclusive culture for any organisation and for the broader society.

  • Alumnus profile: Anton Post

    Posted on September 21, 2020

    Blessed with entrepreneurial flair, coupled with a knack for launching, promoting and running successful exhibition centres, trade fairs, and lately also a group of exclusive lodges in sub-Saharan Africa as MD, alumnus Anton Post has certainly made his mark in the hospitality and tourism...

  • Creating racial harmony and well-being in workplaces – UP Human Resource Management experts offer advice

    Posted on September 16, 2020

    Most countries use labour legislation and government policies to encourage diversity and inclusion, and to improve race relations in businesses and organisations. However, in some organisations, overt racism has been replaced by more subtle forms of discrimination, such as hostile words and...

  • Trailblazer: Prof Carolina Koornhof

    Posted on September 14, 2020

    The double honours bestowed on former EMS dean, Prof Carolina Koornhof - a CEO Country Lifetime Achiever Award at Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards ceremony in 2014 for her contribution to Higher Education, and an Honorary Golden Key award in 2018 in...

  • 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%.

  • 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).

  • 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...

  • Alumnus profile: Russell Loubser

    Posted on August 31, 2020

    Mathematically gifted alumnus Russell Loubser was fortunate to study “almost exactly” the disciplines that he both enjoyed and needed in his career... and to this day still enjoys. This, in no small measure, contributed to the business success of the former JSE CEO and former council...

  • 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...

  • Alumna profile: Dr Martha Mushunje

    Posted on August 24, 2020

    From her studies, Dr Martha Mushunje has learnt valuable lessons on the importance of perseverance and dedication in all spheres of life. “Our backgrounds do not shape our destiny; through perseverance and dedication you can achieve anything,” she reckons. Along with 15 other...

  • Taking a new approach to work-life balance amid COVID-19 – UP prof offers employees and employers pointers

    Posted on August 18, 2020

    While the challenge of maintaining a work-life balance is not a novel concept for many employees and employers alike – over the years, a rise in the usage of technology has blurred the boundary between work and family – working from home during COVID-19 has come with a new set of...

  • 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.

  • SA needs new path to growth post-COVID-19, says SARB Governor Lesetja Kganyago at webinar celebrating bank’s partnership with UP

    Posted on August 13, 2020

    “South Africa’s debt situation is critical. And our rebound from lockdown is looking weak compared with other countries. As a country, we need to find a path back to fiscal sustainability and growth.”

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