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  • Alumna profile: Dr Adél Bosch

    Posted on May 25, 2020

    “The PhD process gives you the confidence to take on any task, no matter how big and to persevere and get it done. It teaches you how to break largescale problems into smaller pieces. This in turn assists in making better decisions at work and provides more provoking thoughts on...

  • Alumna profile: Dr Likeleli Letsie

    Posted on May 18, 2020

    The importance of time, and managing it, was one of the most important lessons Dr Likeleli Letsie learnt during her studies at the University of Pretoria. Along with 15 other candidates, she was awarded her doctorate (in Informatics) during the virtual graduation ceremony in April 2020. “UP...

  • Will working from home boost gender equality?

    Posted on May 12, 2020

    My friend (I’ll call him Jon) shared with me an incident that happened to him last week. He was on a video call at home when his daughter ran in (on screen), howling, with a bloodied elbow. While tears from a seven-year-old aren’t remarkable, what is remarkable is how Jon’s team...

  • Alumnus: Dr Victor Ngobeni

    Posted on May 11, 2020

    Being involved in public policy and the shaping of the everyday lives of poor people, is the most rewarding aspect of his current position as Director: Water and Sanitation and COGTA (Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs), says Dr Victor Ngobeni. Along with 15 other PhD...

  • UP researchers find correlation between lower temperatures and spread of COVID-19

    Posted on May 08, 2020

    A data analysis conducted by four University of Pretoria (UP) academics has found a correlation between lower temperatures and the faster spread of the COVID-19 virus.

  • Alumnus: Dr Francois Stofberg

    Posted on May 04, 2020

    During the virtual graduation ceremony at UP on 15 April 2020, 16 doctorates were conferred by the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS). In the coming weeks, these exceptional achievers will be profiled in a Q&A series. This week the spotlight is on During the virtual graduation...

  • Alumna profile: Natasha Ashley

    Posted on April 20, 2020

    Despite achieving remarkable success in her career thus far, alumna Natasha Ashley has set her sights even higher, “never losing sight of who I am and what I believe in”. Read more about her achievements, passions and interests below.

  • COVID-19: The way we respond to this crisis will define our economic future

    Posted on April 16, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic requires unprecedented health and economic responses. The health response is an example of efficiency and speed. The economic response is lagging behind and seems uncertain. It is not for a lack of will, but a lack of ammunition. The upheaval will leave South Africa...

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