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...
Congratulations to autumn 2020 EMS graduates
Posted on April 15, 2020
The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) wishes to congratulate all the graduates who received their qualifications in absentia during the recent virtual graduation ceremony presided over by UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe.
UP Accounting graduates excel in SAICA CA qualifying exam
Posted on April 14, 2020
No fewer than seven UP graduates rank among the top ten achievers in the January 2020 Initial Test of Competence (ITC) of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). By accomplishing the virtually impossible, they ensured that the University of Pretoria came out tops among the 3...
Prof Gupta joins African Economic Forum Board of Economists
Posted on April 09, 2020
The African Economic Forum (AEF) has nominated Prof Rangan Gupta from the Department of Economics to become a member of its Board of Economists for a two-year term.
Prof Das elected to International Statistics Institute
Posted on April 08, 2020
Prof Sonali Das, Associate Professor in the Department of Business Management, has been elected to the International Statistics Institute (ISI). The ISI was established in 1885 and provides a global network for statistics, with a mission to “lead, support and promote the understanding,...
Alumnus profile: Pierre Viljoen
Posted on April 06, 2020
Having the right people around you in any business venture, helps in no small measure to secure a firm foundation for success, believes alumnus Pierre Viljoen. This has proven all too true in each one of his three enterprises...and to this day he cherishes the camaraderie and friendship of his...
SDGs in action on the Mamelodi Campus
Posted on April 03, 2020
The Department of Business Management in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences has decided to continue with the vegetable garden that the 2019 first-year students had started at the Mamelodi Campus. After completing their Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) lectures, this year’s...
UP MakerSpace Centre producing 3D visor frames for facial shields for healthcare workers
Posted on March 31, 2020
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) MakerSpace Centre is producing 3D-printed visor frames for facial shields for use by healthcare workers in Gauteng.
There is a shortage of facial shields for use by healthcare workers, who are testing and treating members of the public for COVID-19. Isak...
University of Pretoria takes number one spot in SAICA CA qualifying exam with a 92% pass rate
Posted on March 30, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) has taken the number one spot in the January 2020 Initial Test of Competence (ITC) , out of the 16 universities accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
Alumnus profile: Roelof Lategan
Posted on March 30, 2020
Where will the earth and technology be in 100 years? How will we change conditions on this planet? How will we make sure it survives the relentless destruction of natural resources? How will we sustain life, food, water in the face of an ever-growing population? These are some of the questions...
UP's Chartered Accountancy Programme students perform brilliantly
Posted on March 27, 2020
In the January 2020 Initial Test of Competence (the first of two CA professional exams) released by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) on 27 March 2020, the University of Pretoria once again delivered brilliant results.
Prof Nkomo receives 2020 AFAM Trailblazer Award
Posted on March 24, 2020
Prof Stella Nkomo, who holds a strategic appointment in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ Department of Human Resource Management, has become the third recipient of the African Academy of Management (AFAM) Trailblazer Award.
Alumna profile: Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi
Posted on March 23, 2020
In an ever-changing world, people need to prepare themselves to embark on different careers as they grow older. This absolutely necessitates continuous study and upskilling, believes the former Minister of Public Service and Administration, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, who considers herself a...
ANALYSIS: Sustainable development goals need a final push with just 10 years to go
Posted on March 17, 2020
Since their adoption by 193 countries in 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals have been hailed as the “most ambitious” and “transformative” agenda for fixing the world’s biggest challenges to date.
Alumna profile: Tatjana Schoenmaker
Posted on March 16, 2020
Passion. Discipline. Timing. These qualities largely contribute to a firm foundation for a successful career reckons world swimming champion and Tuks Sportswoman of the Year, Tatjana Schoenmaker, who is all set to make her mark at the Olympic Games. Read more about her achievements and ambitions...
Student who clinched 2019 undergraduate Budget Speech Competition prize is ‘a symbol of the high-quality graduates’ at UP
Posted on March 12, 2020
UP BCom Honours Investment Management student Matifadza Bingudza, the undergraduate winner of the 2019 Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition, is “a symbol of the high-quality graduates” that the University produces, says Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe.
University of Pretoria improves in three of four broad subject rankings in 2020 QS World University Rankings
Posted on March 09, 2020
The University of Pretoria has improved its overall ranking in three of the four broad subject areas that the institution was ranked in, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.
Alumnus profile: Waseem Carrim
Posted on March 09, 2020
Passionate about the opportunities South Africa’s youth hold for this country, Waseem Carrim would love to see Government and the Presidency achieve its National Development Plan 2030 goals. Read more about his career, achievements and crucial role as CEO of the National Youth Development...
UP student wins Budget Speech Competition
Posted on March 06, 2020
Matifadza Bingudza, an honours student in Investment Management at the University of Pretoria, has been crowned the winner of the undergraduate category of the annual Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition.