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It’s time to rethink by-laws that criminalise poverty, says UP Centre for Human Rights professor

Criminal law should not be used to punish the poor for being poor. However, many by-laws across South Africa prohibit sleeping in public spaces, begging, loitering, and trading without a permit. Offenders may be fined, arrested and...

Vice-Chancellor encourages UP and wider community to donate to Tuks FM-Menlyn Mall student drive

University of Pretoria Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe visited Pretoria’s Menlyn Park mall on Thursday 14 February to make a personal donation to Tuks FM and Menlyn Mall’s #Back2Varsity campaign.

Systems in place for supporting students with registration and accommodation queries

The University is working closely with student leadership and specifically the Student Representative Council (SRC) to find solutions to students’ concerns regarding registration and accommodation.

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Invitation: Public Lecture by Professor Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Distinguished Visiting Scholar of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)

The University of Pretoria will be hosting a public lecture by eminent scholar Professor Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Distinguished Visiting Scholar of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). Professor Maldonado-Torres is an Associate Professor in the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies and the Comparative Literature Program at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

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Feb 20
10:00 - 11:00
Old College House Room 1-09, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
Feb 23
10:00 - 15:00
Merensky Auditorium, Training room 1 & 2, Level 3, Merensky 2 Library, Hatfield Campus
Feb 25
13:30 - 14:30
Room 4-151, EMB Building
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UP’s Department of Family Medicine brings hope to drug users

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