UP professor takes up reigns as Economic Society of South Africa President
Posted on October 07, 2021
UP congratulates Professor Heinrich Bohlmann on his election as President of the Economic Society of South Africa for the 2021-2023 term. Prof Bohlmann was ESSA Vice-President from 2019-2021.
EXPERT OPINION: Energy transitions – The role of institutions and market structures
Posted on October 07, 2021
With policymakers in pursuit of sustainable solutions for the global environmental crisis, the value of good governance should be seen as the first and main tool for achieving climate change mitigation, writes UP’s Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz.
EXPERT OPINION: Corruption in state-owned companies hurts low-skilled workers the most – researchers, including UP professor, show how
Posted on October 05, 2021
The poor performance of state-owned enterprises has a cascading effect throughout the economy. Researchers, including a UP professor, show how the poor families of low-skilled and unskilled workers bear the brunt of a weak economy.
UP academics share insights at the inaugural Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit
Posted on October 01, 2021
Profs Anneli Douglas and Elizabeth du Preez from the Department of Marketing Management were invited to share their views at the prestigious inaugural Africa Travel and Tourism Summit.
Alumna profile: Tina Mabugu
Posted on September 27, 2021
Following her formal education, alumna Tina Mabugu intends pursuing activities that she believes “will contribute to sustainable development and hence, the betterment of others, particularly those who are most vulnerable”.
UP's Department of Economics celebrates 100 years
Posted on September 21, 2021
The Department of Economics celebrates a 100 years and is one of the country's leading economics departments. It has leveraged its proximity to South African policy-makers and financial institutions to contribute to the development of a sound economic policy for South Africa and other countries...
‘I would not be a gold medallist if it was not for UP and TuksSport’ – Olympic swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker
Posted on September 09, 2021
UP alumna Tatjana Schoenmaker put South Africa on the map and on the medal table when she set a world record for the 200m breaststroke at the 2021 Tokyo Games, subsequently winning gold.
UP hosts women-focused dialogue in honour of Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke
Posted on September 01, 2021
“We must look at how we can achieve inclusive growth and shared prosperity.” – Advisor in the Presidency Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, one of 13 female dignitaries who participated in a UP-hosted dialogue held in honour of Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke.
EMS boasts with winning female Olympians
Posted on August 31, 2021
The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at UP is proud to boast with four winning Olympian women in its midst. We salute Phumelela Mbande, Onthatile Zulu, Michaela Whitebooi and Tatjana Schoenmaker on their exceptional performances.
Alumna profile: Yota Baron
Posted on August 26, 2021
A BCom in Accounting and Auditing from UP opened the door for esteemed alumna Yota Baron to claim her stake in the motor industry. Currently, she is settling into her role as the first female CFO of Ford South Africa, where she hopes “to work with the team to further Ford’s success in...
UP ranked second best university in SA and Africa on uniRank global list
Posted on August 25, 2021
“The latest ARWU ranking results are an indication that UP is on track with its pursuit of becoming a research-intensive university,” said the University's Dr Mxolisi Masango.
#WomenofUP: ‘Setting high goals should be the mission of every woman’ – newly appointed Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences Dean
Posted on August 10, 2021
“Men who believe that women need to be under the leadership of men need to unlearn such beliefs.” – Newly appointed EMS Faculty Dean Prof Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu on championing the advancement of women in the workplace.
EXPERT OPINION: Even an elephant eventually forgets – overcoming learned helplessness
Posted on August 06, 2021
Prof Jenny M Hoobler offers advice on how to overcome learned helplessness that results from the similar societal feelings we all experience in the face of COVID and the many economic challenges South Africa must now confront.
In memorium: Dr Johan van Zyl
Posted on August 04, 2021
It is with great sadness that the University of Pretoria (UP) learnt of the passing, on 31 July 2021, of Dr Johan van Zyl (63), Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) chairman and member of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) at UP.
Alumnus profile: Dr Innocent Sirovha
Posted on August 02, 2021
It is fair to say that nobody can teach esteemed alumnus, Dr Innocent Sirovha, anything about perseverance. Having had to repeat grade 12 no fewer than three times, he went on to reach the pinnacle of academic success when he obtained his PhD in 2018 at the Faculty’s School of Public...
#TuksSwimming: Tatjana Schoenmaker wins gold and sets a new women’s 200m-breaststroke world record at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Posted on July 30, 2021
Tatjana Schoenmaker saved her best for on Friday, 30 July by winning the women’s 200m-breaststroke in a world record time of 2.18.95 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The Tuks based swimmer's winning time is 0.17s faster than the record set by Rikke Pedersen (Denmark) in 2013.
UP economist wins award for research on extended leader tenures in Africa
Posted on July 16, 2021
Congratulations to Dr Carolyn Chisadza, a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria, who has been awarded the J.J.I. Middleton Medal by the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA). This annual award is presented to a young researcher for their first article...
UP hosts launch of 13th World Bank South African Economic Update report
Posted on July 13, 2021
The World Bank launched the 13th South African Economic Update at UP’s Future Africa institute on Monday. The bi-annual report looks at, among other things, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local job market.
UP makes history with unprecedented 100% pass rate in SAICA ITC exams
Posted on July 05, 2021
UP has achieved a 100% pass rate for its first-time writers and a 99% pass rate for all its candidates in the April Initial Test of Competence (ITC) of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
UP makes history with unprecedented 100% pass rate in the SAICA ITC exams
Posted on July 02, 2021
The University of Pretoria (UP) has made history with an unprecedented pass rate in the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Initial Test of Competence (ITC). UP obtained a 100% pass rate in the April 2021 ITC exam for first time writers and an overall pass rate of 99,4% for...