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  • 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...

  • It’s time to get real: Leadership lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

    Posted on August 06, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is revealing that the leaders who are “winning” the war against the virus and the hearts and minds of followers are not the blustering, direct-now-and-think-later leaders of the pre-pocalypse. The leaders who are winning during the pandemic are the ones who are...

  • 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.

  • Alumnus: Nico Theron

    Posted on July 27, 2020

    Studying at UP contributed to his successful career as a tax law specialist “to the fullest extent imaginable”, stresses alumnus Nico Theron. “If it were not for my studies at the University of Pretoria, I would not have had access to the fantastic lecturers who imparted not...

  • South Africa’s economic slowdown is not cyclical – we have a massive structural problem, writes UP economics professor

    Posted on July 27, 2020

    A typical business cycle in economics is cyclical and looks like a sine curve: it has peaks and troughs at regular intervals, and can be likened to the seasons: after winter comes spring, then summer, autumn, and low and behold, winter again. It is predictable.

  • Expert Opinion: Home-bound or office-bound after COVID-19, what will your choice be?

    Posted on July 24, 2020

    As human beings, we are creatures of habit, and most often we are comfortable doing things which are familiar to us. Before COVID-19, most of us were part of the rat race, industrialisation, and endless traffic.

  • Alumnus profile: Dr Philip McLachlan

    Posted on July 20, 2020

    “For me, life is all about learning. You can never learn enough - there is always something new to discover, to explore and to understand. Learning is all about being involved, asking the difficult but crucial questions and being open to being taught by people and experiences, as well as...

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