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  • Never say Die

    Posted on September 22, 2008

    If you had met Yolana Du Plessis 4 months ago you would never have believed that here was someone who has been identified as a future Olympian and possible Gold Medalist. Yolana would sit alone in a corner at the Time Out Caf

  • N'Wa Vangani Primary School received tree house

    Posted on September 22, 2008

    Community-Based Project at N'Wa Vangani Primary School (Mamelodi)

  • Centenary Celebration: Department of Physiotherapy

    Posted on September 18, 2008

    In celebration of the University of Pretoria's centenary, the Department of Physiotherapy has organized an International Physiotherapy Congress from 3 to 9 October. At this stage presenters and participants from 9 countries have nerolled and/or are presen

  • Baby receives hearing aids in community project

    Posted on September 18, 2008

    A baby with hearing loss receives state-of-the-art hearing aids as a result of a community project and a generous donation.

  • UP adds strength to Biochem training

    Posted on September 10, 2008

    The University of Pretoria has been selected as one of the six institutions participating in the Southern African Biochemistry and Informatics for Natural Products (SABINA) network programme, to be funded through the Carnegie-IAS Regional Initiative in Sc

  • Hands up for GreenUP

    Posted on September 09, 2008

    At least 200 indigenous trees were planted at the Groenkloof Nature Reserve by the recently launched environmental society GreenUP.

  • UP zoologist receives prestigious award

    Posted on September 09, 2008

    The Council of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa (ZSSA) has awarded its prestigious Gold Medal for 2008 to Prof Nigel Bennett of the Department of Zoology & Entomology. The ZSSA will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year.

  • Young food scientist receives international award

    Posted on September 04, 2008

    Department of Food Science lecturer, Dr Naushad Emmambux won the Young Scientist Award to the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) 14th Congress of Food Science and Technology.

  • Professor in international labour law visits department

    Posted on September 03, 2008

    Prof. Klara Boonstra of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, recently visited the Department of Human Resources Management.

  • September is Hearing Awareness month

    Posted on August 28, 2008

    The Department of Communication Pathology will be participating in the Hearing Awareness Month campaign with the South African Association of Audiologists. Up to 10% of South Africans present with some degree of hearing loss.

  • The LegalWise African Renaissance Concert Featuring Soweto Gospel Choir

    Posted on August 27, 2008

    The University of Pretoria Chorale Choir, conducted by Mbuso Ndlovu, will be hosting the LegalWise African Renaissance Concert, featuring the world acclaimed Soweto Gospel Choir. The LegalWise Choir, The Tuks Camerata Choir, and the University of Johannes

  • Teachers at forefront of the Intelligence Age

    Posted on August 25, 2008

    Internationally acclaimed author and business consultant Tony Buzan presented a talk on "The brain: A Swiss Army Knife for Improved Academic Performance," at the University of Pretoria, on 21 August 2008.

  • WBHO CONSTRUCTION (Pty) Ltd Bursaries available

    Posted on August 21, 2008

    WBHO CONSTRUCTION (Pty) Ltd is a major employer in Sub-Saharan Africa, employing over 9, 000 people and with an annual turnover in excess of R10 billion.

  • TAKING A NEW LOOK AT MACBETH

    Posted on August 20, 2008

    The proverbial dust is shaken from Shakespeare with a new approach to Macbeth, directed by Estelle Zeeman at the UP Drama Department. This production is a modern version of the classical text where for example the atmosphere of a cocktail bar/club is crea

  • UP's latest response to the Shanghai Jiao University's rankings

    Posted on August 19, 2008

    The University of Pretoria learned with disquiet that it was no longer ranked in the top 500 Universities in the ranking by The Institute of Higher Education of the Shanghai Jaio Tong University although it has been ranked since this ranking was establish

  • UP Techno X winners

    Posted on August 18, 2008

    The University of Pretoria triumphed as the winner of both the gold and silver awards at the 8th annual Sasol Techno X, which took place in Sasolburg from 11-15 August 2008.

  • New unit offers help to many

    Posted on August 13, 2008

    Good news for a bad problem! Ringing in the ears, otherwise known as tinnitus, is a common and often debilitating problem for many people. A newly established unit offers help.

  • UP's Women in Science honoured with top awards

    Posted on August 12, 2008

    Two of the University of Pretoria researchers were prize recipients at the esteemed DST South African Women in Science Awards 2008. Prof Brenda Wingfield and Dr Wanda Markotter excelled at the prize giving ceremony held on 8 August 2008 at the Hilton Hote

  • Tuks Microbrewery scoops awards at inaugural inter-varsity brewing competition

    Posted on August 11, 2008

    Tuks Microbrewery (operated by the Department of Chemical Engineering) garnered a hat-trick at the inaugural inter-varsity brewing competition on the 9th of August 2008; also winning the overall competition.

  • Melton Rasimhi first black winner of SA Duathlon Championships

    Posted on August 06, 2008

    After five years of finishing second and third on the podium, Melton Rasimphi finally got gold at this year's South African Long Distance Duathlon Championships. This achievement made him the first black person to win the gruesome competition.

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