Alumna profile: Dr Muriel Serfontein-Jordaan
Posted on June 28, 2021
Dr Muriel Serfontein-Jordaan, alumna and UP lecturer, started her UP journey as an undergraduate student back in 2011. Today, she holds a PhD from UP and lectures in the Department of Business Management. Read more about this esteemed alumna’s sterling academic career, her advice for...
ALLI hosts international MDP forum on street homelessness
Posted on June 25, 2021
Out of 37 universities around the globe, the University of Pretoria is one of only four African universities to host the global Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) programme. The Albert Luthuli Leadership Institute (ALLI, housed in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences)...
Alumna profile: Bonné de Bod
Posted on June 21, 2021
Esteemed alumna and filmmaker, Bonné de Bod, must rank as one of South Africa’s most dedicated and passionate nature conservationists. Her heart-wrenching documentary film, STROOP – journey into the rhino horn war, which garnered over 30 national and international awards –...
UP EXPERT OPINION: Myths of the diversity dilemma in the hiring practices of business schools
Posted on June 17, 2021
Business schools should proactively design practices that support marginalised faculty members, write UP’s Prof Jenny Hoobler and Alexis Smith Washington of Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business in Stillwater.
Alumna profile: Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz
Posted on June 14, 2021
Since completing her PhD in Economics at UP in 2011, Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz has garnered one academic distinction and award after the other. As co-chair for 2021/22 of the prestigious Global Young Academy (GYA), she is excited to promote and encourage efforts of science communication and policy...
EXPERT OPINION: Are we ready to jab the economy with vaccination tourism?
Posted on June 10, 2021
With the slow roll-out of vaccines to the broader South African population, is it justified to start offering vaccinations to foreigners that have the means to travel and make a holiday of it? UP’s Professor Elizabeth du Preez weighs in.
Enterprises UP partners with National School of Government to create a future-ready state
Posted on June 07, 2021
The partnership between UP and the NSG is in response to a call from the NSG for partnerships with higher education institutions to provide various education, training, and development functions.
Alumnus profile: Russell du Preez
Posted on June 07, 2021
Where there is a will, there is a way. Esteemed alumnus, Russell du Preez (52), founder and chairman of investment house RussellStone Group and owner of the popular Pretoria eatery, Varsity Bakery, clearly demonstrated this when he recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Agricultural...
UP relaunches Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership as Institute
Posted on June 04, 2021
UP’s Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership has been repositioned as the Albert Luthuli Leadership Institute.
Alumna profile: Dr Evelyn Thsehla
Posted on May 31, 2021
“South Africa can do more to support small businesses. As a country, we must give small businesses space to trade. We cannot complain about unemployment rates in the country whilst chasing small businesses away from economic hubs,” stresses Dr Evelyn Thsehla. Having recently obtained...
UP awards nine top-performing graduates for undergraduate excellence
Posted on May 26, 2021
Nine top-performing UP graduates have been awarded the Vice‐Chancellor and Principal's medal for their consistently excellent performance through their undergraduate studies.
Alumna profile: Dr Liandi Slabbert
Posted on May 24, 2021
Having recently obtained her PhD in Tourism Management from UP, Dr Liandi Slabbert’s immediate pursuit is to use the knowledge she gained from her doctorate to help protected areas apply the research available to them more efficiently. “As the custodians of natural, historical and...
Knowledge is key for public representatives, says ANC MP after graduating with a Bachelor of Public Administration from UP
Posted on May 21, 2021
“I would definitely recommend UP because of the high-quality standard of learning and the professionalism.” – Claudia Ndaba, ANC MP.
UP hosts Africa’s first Nobel Prize Dialogue
Posted on May 20, 2021
UP recently hosted Africa’s first Nobel Prize Dialogue, which featured, among others, five Nobel Prize laureates.
Alumni profile: Dr Xolani Sibande
Posted on May 17, 2021
Firmly believing that learning is a privilege and an opportunity to change oneself and your life, Dr Xolani Sibande has done just that to reach the pinnacle of academic and professional success. As an economist, he had made, and continues to make, a contribution to macroeconomic analysis and...
#UPGraduation2021: Varsity Bakery owner & RussellStone Group Chair Russell du Preez obtains Master’s in Agricultural Economics
Posted on May 11, 2021
Investment officer Russell du Preez (52), founder and chairman of investment house RussellStone Group and an owner of the popular Pretoria eatery Varsity Bakery, graduated with a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics during the University of Pretoria’s (UP) autumn 2021 graduation...
Extraordinary professor profile: Prof Lisa Marriott
Posted on May 10, 2021
Prof Lisa Marriott, Professor of Taxation at the School of Accounting and Commercial Law at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand commenced her three-year term as extraordinary professor at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) on 1...
EXPERT OPINION: Leaders can borrow from sport and use a default play plan
Posted on May 06, 2021
With the uncertainty around the pandemic, care is the most important attribute to keeping your team engaged and motivated, say UP Professor Alewyn Nel and master’s degree candidate Joey Mongalo.
Extraordinary professor profile: Prof Chris Evans
Posted on May 03, 2021
The over-arching goal that permeates the research of Professor Chris Evans, an extraordinary professor in the Department of Taxation, is to explore, create and develop more citizen-centric approaches to the way in which the tax system of any country impacts upon its populations. Throughout his...
The will to learn and excel earns EMS graduate a medal
Posted on April 28, 2021
Mónica Manilal received the Vice‐Chancellor and Principal's medal for excellent undergraduate academic achievement in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, when her BCom Financial Sciences degree was conferred on her on 28 April 2021.