Posted on August 27, 2019

UP Umbrella Fund (FAW): Additional information sessions and on-site consultant  

The University recognises the need for individuals to have flexibility and simplified benefit structures that will address their personal needs and allow them to manage their personal finances in a manner that suits them.  Therefore, the University is now providing an alternate provident fund and insured death and disability benefits structure to afford employees a choice. Read more

Sale of redundant furniture equipment and vehicles 30 Aug 2019

Please be informed of the sale of redundant furniture, vehicles and equipment to be held at the Redundant Asset Store on the Hillcrest Campus on 30 August 2019 from 09:00 to 12:00.

All items will be sold “voetstoots” by closed tender. Only staff and students with valid personnel or student cards will be allowed to enter the premises and tender. No cash sales will be made. Tender lists and forms will be available at the Redundant Asset Store. Read more

Power supply interruption: Hillcrest Campus

Building affected: All buildings supplied by the Plaas Hek and Plaaswerf Mini sub    

Date: Tuesday 27 August from 07:30 to 16:30 - Plaashek area

Date: Thursday 29 August from 07:30 to 16:30 - Plaaswerf area

Duration: 9 hours

Please take note of planned interruptions of the power supply in the buildings referred to above. Read more

Water supply interruption: Hillcrest Campus 28 - 29 August 2019

Date and time: 28 August 2019 from 07:00 to 17:00

Buildings affected:  Eng 4 Construction site, Rag Farm, Cloakrooms, Hockey Clubhouse, Swimming Pool Complex, Squash Complex, Tennis Clubhouse, Uitspan, Football Clubhouse, Plaaswerf and Sinkstoor

Duration: We need to implement the work in a phased approach over 2 days but buildings will not be without water for more than 8 hours in the 2 days.

Date and time: 29 August 2019 from 07:00 to 17:00

Buildings affected: TuksVillage, South Street Guardhouse, Daan Swiegers Clubhouse, Rugby Clubhouse, Athletics Clubhouse, Athletics Pavilion, Rugby Pavilion, TuksVillage, high performance centre (hpc) and Cricket South Africa Building

Duration: We need to implement the work in a phased approach over 2 days but buildings will not be without water for more than 8 hours in the 2 days. HPC and Tuks village water will only be off from 09:00 to 13:00. Read more

Passing of UP Alumni Carrol Boyes, Functional Artst, Designer and Businesswoman

It was with sadness that the University of Pretoria learnt about the passing of design icon Carrol Boyes on Wednesday 14 August, at the age of 64.

Carrol Boyes was born in Cape Town on 21 November 1954. She matriculated at St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls in Pretoria and studied art at the University of Pretoria in the 1970s, graduating with a major in sculpture. She began her career as a teacher and from the late 1980s started producing her artistic tableware. In 1991 the first Carrol Boyes shop was opened, and from there she led her creative team from strength to strength, with over 350 employees participating in the manufacturing and retail process by 2019. Read more

Passing away of Prof Chris Nagel

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that our colleague and friend, Chris Nagel, Professor in the Department of Mercantile Law, lost his battle with cancer and passed away on 18 August 2019.

His contributions to the Faculty and academia have been immense. His untimely departure is a great loss to us all and he will be sorely missed. He was an academic and editor of note and a mentor to many students and staff members. Read more


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