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  • 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...

  • Zonke is making the most of her opportunity

    Posted on July 18, 2018

    Zonke Makaula, 21, of Soshanguve received a five-year high school scholarship to go to Pretoria High School for Girls and is now a shining star at Tuks.

  • EMS honours research and teaching excellence

    Posted on June 21, 2018

    Academic staff in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were honoured for the excellence they achieved in teaching and learning, as well as research, at the prestigious annual EMS Awards Function, which was held on 6 June 2018.

  • Who says a working mom of two cannot graduate in three years?

    Posted on June 15, 2018

    Mrs Le-André Sheldon graduated with a BAdmin in Public Management (Option: Public Administration) degree on 7 May 2018. Mrs Sheldon, an administrative staff member in the Department of Marketing Management, juggled many balls, being a wife, a mom, an employee and a student, to successfully...

  • SPMA staff boasts a full set of doctoral degrees

    Posted on May 22, 2018

    In its 25th anniversary year, the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) goes full circle. The SPMA this year has an academic staff complement of 13 academics, who all now have doctoral degrees.

  • Conversation Series

    Posted on May 22, 2018

    On 20 April 2018, the School of Public Management and Administration hosted the first Conversation Series of the year at the UP Conference Centre. Prof William Gumede, who is the Chairperson of Democracy Works Foundation and a Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of...

  • [email protected] reaches out

    Posted on April 26, 2018

    [email protected], a student society for BAdmin students at the University of Pretoria, had a fruitful and a productive 2017 in terms of its community outreach initiatives.

  • SPMA hosts article-writing workshop

    Posted on April 11, 2018

    During the week of 12 to 16 March 2018, the School for Public Management and Administration (SPMA) hosted Prof Michiel de Vries from the Radboud University in the Netherlands to facilitate a writing workshop for all colleagues.

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