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  • UN appoints UP’s Prof Oguttu, international tax expert, to global panel

    Posted on June 11, 2020

    Professor Annet Wanyana Oguttu of the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Taxation and African Tax Institute has been appointed by the United Nations as a member of the High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030...

  • Alumna profile: Dr Sonnette Smith

    Posted on June 08, 2020

    The current COVID-19 lockdown is not only doom and gloom. Since Dr Sonnette Smith recently moved to Cape Town to fill a position as a contract accounting lecturer, she has thoroughly enjoyed being able to help her new colleagues during lockdown with implementing effective online teaching and...

  • ‘A recipe for success’ – Dean Elsabé Loots discusses 100 years of UP Economic & Management Sciences achievements

    Posted on June 02, 2020

    Faculty Dean Professor Elsabé Loots leads the team responsible for guiding [email protected] into a future that she sees as continuing the culture of excellence that has become synonymous with the Faculty.

  • Alumnus: Dr Abdallah Ali-Nakyea

    Posted on June 01, 2020

    To have a PhD is the ‘icing on the cake’ for Dr Abdallah Ali-Nakyea who, along with 15 other candidates, achieved this academic milestone at the virtual graduation ceremony in April.

  • University of Pretoria’s Centre for Entrepreneurship launches free National Support Portal for SMMEs

    Posted on May 29, 2020

    The Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Pretoria (UP) has launched a National SMME Support Portal (NSSP).

  • A big effort to invest in education will pay off in the long term for South Africa

    Posted on May 27, 2020

    South Africa’s economy has consistently been a two-speed economy. It has one of the highest inequality rates in the world, characterised by gaps in opportunities for its citizens and by severe poverty lasting from one generation to the next.

  • Five things you must do to get ready to work at the office again

    Posted on May 26, 2020

    Yes, lockdown will end eventually. Follow these simple tips to physically and mentally prepare to get back to business as usual. Those fortunate enough to weather the storm will pack up their laptops and return to the office. But, what’s that? You’ve let yourself go a wee bit? And...

  • 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...

  • HR in a post-COVID-19 world: UP expert on embedding a ‘people over profit’ culture

    Posted on May 21, 2020

    Every crisis in history has resulted in change, and this crisis will be no different. Overnight, HR functions across industries and company sizes experienced what it really means to operate in a VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) world.

  • Excelling in the swimming pool and lecture halls of UP was a 4-year balancing act well worth it, says SA Sports Star of the Year Schoenmaker

    Posted on May 19, 2020

    Tatjana Schoenmaker is better known as a pro athlete. What is perhaps lesser known about the 23-year-old swimming sensation is that she has just completed her BCom (Financial Sciences) degree at UP, becoming one of 11 000 UP students who graduated in a virtual ceremony last month.

  • 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...

  • UP alumnus makes it onto Forbes Africa list

    Posted on May 12, 2020

    UP alumnus Thobo Khathola from Botswana is the founder, managing director and CEO of Lion Tutoring, a private tutoring organisation that tutors students in public and private schools, from Grade 1 to tertiary level.

  • 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...

  • SPMA launches online postgraduate programme in Public Management

    Posted on April 30, 2020

    The School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) at the University of Pretoria has launched a brand new, online Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management as part of the UPOnline initiative, which aims to offer a number of fully accredited UP programmes through an online teaching model.

  • University of Pretoria’s UPOnline launches second fully online accredited programme: PGDip in Public Management

    Posted on April 29, 2020

    UP’s UPOnline has opened applications for its second fully online accredited programme, its Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management. This online qualification is aimed at equipping public-sector line managers with the knowledge and skills required to fulfil their management role.

  • Five types of horrible (remote) bosses and how to handle them – UP expert

    Posted on April 29, 2020

    Like it or not, dealing with bosses is never easy, and it’s not going to get any easier, even from the safety of your home, but, hey, you coped then, you can cope now.

  • Alumna profile: Regine le Roux

    Posted on April 28, 2020

    Firmly anchored in a robust, non-negotiable set of core values that drives decisions and actions, Reputation Matters consistently strives to be Africa’s go to reputation specialists, building resilient businesses that people want to do business with, says founder and MD Regine le Roux. Read...

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