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  • Alumna Profile: Dr Jessika Bohlmann

    Posted on March 01, 2021

    The key to successful tertiary studies is to treat them as a full-time job and to use the entire support system available – professors, mentors, tutors, fellow students, friends and family. This is esteemed alumna, Dr Jessika Bohlmann’s advice for current students. And this is...

  • EXPERT OPINION: UP Economics professor rates Minister Tito Mboweni’s Budget Speech

    Posted on February 26, 2021

    “Mboweni came out of this Budget round unscathed, like Houdini, even though he seemed stuck,” writes Prof Jan H van Heerden of UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences on this year’s Budget Speech.

  • Alumnus profile: Samkelo Janda

    Posted on February 22, 2021

    Not only did his studies at UP provide him with a broad view on matters of governance and processes that are involved in the running of the state, it also exposed him to the intricacies of government by delving deeper into the evolution of public administration as a function, says alumnus Samkelo...

  • Alumnus profile: Prof Umar Kakumba

    Posted on February 15, 2021

    His PhD studies at UP greatly assisted him to reach the pinnacle of formal academic achievement. Currently serving as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) and Professor of Public Sector Management, with speciality in Leadership, Human Resource Strategy and Public Policy Management, at...

  • Alumnus profile: Teddy Ceke

    Posted on February 08, 2021

    “We want a better life for all South Africans; we want to realise social cohesion and harmony. To this end, South Africa needs real leadership to lead us to the future we want to see. We want to see economic development that ensures South Africans a good quality of life, we want to see...

  • COVID-19 has hurt some more than others: SA needs policies that reflect this, say UP researchers

    Posted on February 03, 2021

    As is often the case during economic crises such, there are winners and losers, and in this case, it is the least skilled workers and poor females who suffer the most, say UP researchers.

  • Alumnus profile: Dr Andries Terblanche

    Posted on February 01, 2021

    “An academic qualification puts one in a position of responsibility: A responsibility to advance the field of your study and to use it to improve the fate of society and better the destiny of our planet.” This advice of esteemed alumnus, Dr Andries Terblanche, for current students,...

  • UP’s Prof Inglesi-Lotz named International Association for Energy Economics VP for Regional Affairs

    Posted on January 29, 2021

    “The energy and environmental conditions of our planet cannot be seen in isolation on a per country basis. The commitments signed in international agreements by governments towards cleaner and affordable energy services for all as per Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 of the United...

  • Alumnus profile: Dr Unathi Mphendu

    Posted on January 25, 2021

    “The long-term consequences of corrupt activities can be dire and jeopardise the life of innocent and ordinary employees of the business...Those involved in corrupt activities should be severely punished. This will ensure that our limited resources are fully utilised to implement the...

  • Alumna profile: Dr Sansia Blackmore

    Posted on January 18, 2021

    Inspired by leaders who have the power to serve the common good, and actually do, it comes as no surprise that alumna, Dr Sansia Blackmore, would like to meet New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. “She not only embodies intelligent leadership, but more importantly, the empathetic kind...

  • Alumnus profile: Dr Felix Oppong

    Posted on December 07, 2020

    Following the recent completion of his PhD programme, alumnus and economist, Dr Felix Oppong, sets his sights at disseminating his work and building a stronger network of experts for the purpose of knowledge sharing. “My plan includes contributing to capacity building on the African...

  • Faculty of EMS hosts virtual year-end celebration

    Posted on December 07, 2020

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences – which celebrates its centenary this year – hosted its first-ever virtual year-end function on 1 December 2020 to celebrate the various Faculty successes achieved during this challenging year.

  • Alumnus profile: Dr Stephen Moyo

    Posted on November 30, 2020

    Inspired by people who dedicate their time and effort to make the world a better place, Dr Stephen Moyo, who earlier this year obtained his PhD at UP, is motivated by his own potential to contribute towards finding solutions for improving and bringing a positive change in the lives of communities...

  • Alumna profile: Dr Jade Verbeek

    Posted on November 23, 2020

    “Soak up and take in every learning opportunity presented to you during your time as a student at UP. Sometimes, in the midst of an experience, you do not always get to see its value, but I promise you, once you leave university and you find yourself in various business and even social...

  • Prof Chitiga-Mabugu appointed as one of the Directors of Enterprises University of Pretoria

    Posted on November 20, 2020

    Prof Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, the Director of the School of Public Management and Administration in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, was recently appointed as one of the Directors at Enterprises University of Pretoria (Pty) Ltd.

  • ​Alumna profile: Dr Yuxiang Ye

    Posted on November 16, 2020

    Dr Yuxiang Ye, who recently obtained her PhD at UP, believes “opportunities always come together with challenges”. She is looking forward to finding her niche in the energy economics area creating her own business in this field. Read more about her studies at UP, her favourite...

  • Change is imminent for the world and the audit profession: panellists at webinar on Chancellor Prof Nkuhlu’s book on his time at KPMG SA

    Posted on November 13, 2020

    The world is changing rapidly and so should the audit profession. This was the broad sentiment at a webinar hosted by the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS).

  • ‘Public opinion is increasingly dictating the success or failure of companies and brands’ – UP academics on fixing reputational damage

    Posted on November 13, 2020

    In order to retain market value, a customer base and employee loyalty, an organisation must take stock of its reputation.

  • UP dominates 2020 Ernst & Young Young Tax Professional of the Year competition

    Posted on November 11, 2020

    With three students on the list, the University of Pretoria’s entrants represented 60% of this year’s top five of the Ernst & Young Young Tax Professional of the Year competition.

  • Meditari Accountancy Research – overview and origins of an accounting research journal

    Posted on November 10, 2020

    Meditari Accountancy Research is a highly ranked international accounting research journal. However, the journal has deep University of Pretoria (UP), and therefore, South African roots. Prof Quintus Vorster, then Head of the Department of Accounting, was the main driving force behind the...

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