Posted on December 04, 2023

    Schalk Grobbelaar, a senior lecturer at the GSTM, is a key figure in sustainable design. As chairperson of a strategic partnership with York Timbers, he leads multidisciplinary research and training programs, focusing on advanced wood products for a sustainable built environment and bioeconomy in...

  • High Level AI Forum for African Vice Chancellors-Address by Prof Mugabe

    Posted on November 20, 2023

    On 7th of November 2023, Prof John Ouma Mugabe of the Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM) addressed African Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities on effective governance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Africa.

  • Mass Timber and its impact on the South African Building Industry

    Posted on November 17, 2023

    This week Schalk Grobbelaar was a speaker at the Green Building Convention in Cape Town hosted by the Green Building Council South Africa. The session was filled with enthusiasm and the growing interest in timber construction was clearly noticeable.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Congratulation Prof Joe Amadi-Echendu

    Posted on November 15, 2023

    The Lifetime Achievement Award is the International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM’s) most prestigious award to a person who has: ● personal integrity; ● an established history of distinguished service in one or more fields related to Engineering Asset Management...

  • Prof Lavagnon Ika visits the GSTM

    Posted on November 10, 2023

    Lavagnon Ika is Full Professor of Project Management (PM) and former MSc Program Director at the Telfer School of Management (uOttawa). He's jointly affiliated with the uOttawa School of International Development and Global Studies. He holds an MSc and a PhD in PM from the Université du Québec....

  • CII - SA Chapter: Lunch Hour Webinar - 23 Nov. 12:30 - 13:30

    Posted on November 06, 2023

    Construction projects are executed with the input from a variety of project participants, including the owner’s team, professional team and the contractor. In some procurement models such as design-build projects, the relationship between the professional team and the contractor allows...

  • Virtual Lunch Hour Seminar with Prof Ika, Friday, 27 October 2023 12h00

    Posted on October 26, 2023

    In this talk, Prof Ika explores the nexus between project management and grand challenges in Africa, where sociopolitical complexity is high and institutional challenges are paramount. He suggests that, despite a shared overarching concern for organizing work and delivering change, project...

  • 11th South African System Dynamics Conference 16 - 17 November 2023

    Posted on October 17, 2023

    South Africa System Dynamics Chapter (SASDC) is hosting our hybrid 11th annual South African System Dynamics Conference to create a networking platform where researchers can present novel work which contributes to systems thinking, system dynamics (theory, methodology or empirics), systems...

  • ISEM Conference 2023 - Best paper award to Martin Lekarapa & Schalk Grobbelaar

    Posted on October 17, 2023

    Martin Lekarapa (MPM graduate) and Dr Schalk Grobbelaar received the award for best paper in the proceedings of the recent ISEM2023 Conference for their study which focused on examining the difficulties in budget development for heritage building projects.

  • 15 Project leadership lessons from SA's pursuit towards the Rugby World Cup 2019

    Posted on September 28, 2023

    IPMA CASE STUDY SERIES “Zero to Hero” 15 Project leadership lessons from South Africa’s pursuit towards the Rugby World Cup 2019, Giel Bekker & Inga Minelgaité. Publisher and owner of the IPMA Case Study - © International Project Management Association (IPMA®)...

  • Timber Construction Conference themed “Growing Timber Connections”

    Posted on September 27, 2023

    The inaugural Timber Construction Conference, themed “Growing Timber Connections”, occurred on 12 September 2023 and was held at Future Africa Pretoria. The Conference aimed to promote the widespread adoption of timber construction throughout South Africa, showcasing its numerous...

  • SA Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Visit

    Posted on September 19, 2023

    Norwegian entrepreneurial stakeholders visited University of Pretoria during September to learn more about the South African entrepreneurial ecosystem. Key role players in the Gauteng region, such as UP’s Tuksnovation, Technology Transfer Office, Engineering 4.0, Technology Innovation...

  • Construction Industry Institute Newsletter

    Posted on September 14, 2023

    Enhancing the business effectiveness of the capital facility life cycle through research and development and driving business value for your capital projects

  • PICMET 2023

    Posted on September 06, 2023

    In 2023, the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET'23) had the theme "Managing Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing for a Sustainable World." The conference alternates between Portland, USA, and other countries, with the 2023 event taking...

  • September 2023 Graduation Ceremony - GSTM - PhD

    Posted on September 06, 2023

    Prof Elma van der Lingen, Chair GTSM, would like to congratulate Drs Michelle van Rooyen and Marie-James Sibe for obtaining their PhD degree. The degrees were awarded at the September 2023 graduation ceremony. It takes perseverance, hard work and commitment to complete a PhD degree.


    Posted on August 25, 2023

    The Timber Construction Conference will be held in Pretoria on 12 September


    Posted on August 17, 2023

    ISEM 2023 Conference Date: 2-4 October 2023 Venue: Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, South Africa

  • Postdoctoral Recruitment Opportunity

    Posted on August 07, 2023

    The Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM), University of Pretoria, South Africa is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Fellow in “Women Technology Entrepreneurs and Innovation Ecosystems” for the duration of two (2) years, with the opportunity for a research stay abroad. The...

  • IAMOT Conference 2024

    Posted on July 27, 2023

    The 33rd IAMOT conference aims to promote a broad debate on the challenges and opportunities that characterize contemporary social and business environments. With increasing frequency and coverage, critical issues related to social, health, humanitarian, political and economic aspects have...


    Posted on July 24, 2023

    The GSTM are delighted to share that our Masters Project Management program has received reaffirmation of accreditation for the maximum duration of five years from the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center. This achievement demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our...

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