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  • Academic excellence celebrated at the EMS Dean’s List Awards

    Posted on August 01, 2019

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) hosted the annual Dean’s List Awards function on 23 July 2019, where top performers in the Faculty were celebrated for their outstanding academic achievements.

  • SPMA Director attends the Global Trade Analysis Project

    Posted on July 31, 2019

    The Director of the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA), Prof Chitiga-Mabugu, attended the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) conference from 19 to 21 June 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. She presented a paper on behalf of her co-authors titled ‘Impact of climate change on...

  • SPMA academics attend IIAS-LIEN 2019

    Posted on July 16, 2019

    Dr Mapula Nkwana and Dr Norman Nhede from the School of Public Management and Administration participated in this year’s conference, jointly organised by the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) and the Lien Foundation.

  • Dr Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi presents at SPMA Conversation Series

    Posted on July 02, 2019

    Since its establishment in 1993, the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) has held a number of conversation series events with the aim of providing a platform where academics, students, researchers and practitioners can discuss topical issues affecting public management and...

  • SPMA hosts 2019 awards ceremony

    Posted on June 27, 2019

    The School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) recently held its annual awards ceremony, which honoured hardworking students in different categories for their performance in undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

  • SPMA academic presents to Mandela Washington Fellowship delegation

    Posted on June 25, 2019

    Dr Onkgopotse Madumo, a senior lecturer in the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA), presented at the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship Regional Convening held at the Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Hotel on 18 June.

  • SPMA hosts visiting Brazilian academic

    Posted on May 28, 2019

    Mr Arthur Catraio, a PhD candidate from the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE-FGV), worked as a visiting academic at the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences from October 2018 until May 2019.

  • SPMA hosts the Kehl annual study tour

    Posted on March 15, 2019

    The University of Pretoria’s School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) hosted the Kehl University of Applied Sciences in Germany’s annual study tour between 26 and 27 February 2019. A total of 14 undergraduate students were accompanied by Prof Dr Gert Fieguth, the Dean of...

  • Economic inclusion in SA must be of the right quality - economist

    Posted on January 29, 2019

    It is no good to talk about economic inclusion if it is not of the right quality. This was the view of economist Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, director and head of the School of Public Management and Administration at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria.

  • SPMA staff participate in 2018 ASSADPAM Conference

    Posted on December 14, 2018

    Six staff members of the School for Public Management and Administration at UP participated in the 2018 Association of Southern African Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Management Conference

  • SPMA’s Dr Masiya participates in Staff Travel Abroad Programme

    Posted on December 14, 2018

    Dr Tyanai Masiya visited the Kehl University of Applied Sciences (Germany), as part of the University of Pretoria’s Staff Travel Abroad Programme.

  • SPMA publishes a book to commemorate 25th anniversary

    Posted on November 19, 2018

    In celebration of its 25th year of existence, the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) has produced a book entitled Public Administration: Reflection, Relevance and Readiness, published by the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern...

  • Prof Chitiga-Mabugu appointed to prestigious science associations

    Posted on November 19, 2018

    Prof Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, Director of the School of Public Management and Administration, was recently appointed as a member of two prestigious associations both locally and abroad.

  • EMS students get ‘Ready for Work’

    Posted on November 19, 2018

    Five students in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) have been selected as winners in the inaugural EMS Ready for Work Competition.

  • Top students recognised at the EMS Dean’s List Awards

    Posted on November 14, 2018

    Top performing students in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were recently recognised during the annual EMS Dean’s List Awards function. The prestigious awards night is a highlight on the faculty calendar, as it honours both undergraduate and postgraduate students who have...

  • Future of public administration and management in the spotlight at SPMA conference

    Posted on November 07, 2018

    The School of Public Administration and Management (SPMA) held its 11th International Conference at the Diep in die Berg Conference & Function Centre in October 2018. As this year’s conference coincided with the SPMA’s 25th anniversary celebrations, the theme of the conference was...

  • UP academics make up eight of 20 new members of top national Science Academy

    Posted on October 19, 2018

    Eight academics from the University of Pretoria (UP) are among 20 of the country’s leading scholars and scientists recently inaugurated as members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).

  • UP makes Business and Economics debut on THE subject ranking

    Posted on October 18, 2018

    The University of Pretoria has made its debut on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject for Business and Economics, which incorporates the subject areas of business and management, accounting and finance as well as economics and econometrics. The recently released...

  • SPMA launches inaugural Chris Thornhill Prestige Lecture Series

    Posted on August 31, 2018

    The School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) hosted its inaugural Chris Thornhill Prestige Lecture Series on 14 August as part of the School’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

  • Women’s month: Spotlight on EMS achievers

    Posted on August 24, 2018

    The national commemoration of Women’s Month offers an opportunity to not only pay homage to the women who took to the streets in 1956 to march against the unjust pass laws of the day, but also to celebrate a new generation of women who have taken the baton forward and are making a...

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