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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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....
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.