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  • Alumnus profile: Dr Ron Josias

    Posted on July 06, 2020

    “A first degree gives you a foot in the door, a master’s degree commands the attention of others when you speak, a PhD is far more personal. It addresses self- actualisation. It forces you to address the question: ‘What is my contribution to the world, to my community and to my...

  • SPMA student spreads hope in the midst of pandemic

    Posted on July 03, 2020

    The societal impact of the lockdown necessitated by the global COVID-19 pandemic has inspired Whade Williams, a School for Public Management and Administration (SPMA) student, to make a difference in his community. Together with friends and family, he has worked tirelessly to assist those in need...

  • SPMA graduate triumphs over ill health

    Posted on June 08, 2020

    When the University of Pretoria hosted a virtual graduation ceremony in April 2020, among the students marking the successful conclusion of their studies was Serrah Vilane. She is an alumna who completed her Master’s degree in Public Administration at the School of Public Management and...

  • “We’re here for you,” says SPMA lecturing team

    Posted on June 08, 2020

    Due to the current social distancing circumstances brought about by the global coronavirus outbreak, University of Pretoria students have been learning online. According to the public sector ethics lecturing team, online teaching and learning has not been easy for all students, who have had no...

  • ‘A recipe for success’ – Dean Elsabé Loots discusses 100 years of UP Economic & Management Sciences achievements

    Posted on June 02, 2020

    Faculty Dean Professor Elsabé Loots leads the team responsible for guiding [email protected] into a future that she sees as continuing the culture of excellence that has become synonymous with the Faculty.

  • SPMA graduates in the spotlight

    Posted on May 19, 2020

    Graduates from the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) were among the cohort of students from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) who recently received their qualifications in absentia during a virtual graduation ceremony presided over by UP Vice-Chancellor and...

  • SPMA launches online postgraduate programme in Public Management

    Posted on April 30, 2020

    The School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) at the University of Pretoria has launched a brand new, online Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management as part of the UPOnline initiative, which aims to offer a number of fully accredited UP programmes through an online teaching model.

  • University of Pretoria’s UPOnline launches second fully online accredited programme: PGDip in Public Management

    Posted on April 29, 2020

    UP’s UPOnline has opened applications for its second fully online accredited programme, its Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management. This online qualification is aimed at equipping public-sector line managers with the knowledge and skills required to fulfil their management role.

  • Congratulations to autumn 2020 EMS graduates

    Posted on April 15, 2020

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) wishes to congratulate all the graduates who received their qualifications in absentia during the recent virtual graduation ceremony presided over by UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe.

  • The SPMA hosts the 2020 Kehl University of Applied Sciences annual study tour

    Posted on March 17, 2020

    The School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) hosted the annual Kehl University of Applied Sciences (Germany) study tour between 25 and 26 February 2020. Fifteen undergraduate students were accompanied by Prof Dr Gert Fieguth, the Dean of Studies. In addition, Prof Dr Joerg...

  • GTAC Summer School Outreach Programme in collaboration with the SPMA

    Posted on March 10, 2020

    The Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC) Summer School Outreach Programme hosted a lecture on behavioral insights, in collaboration with the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) at the University of Pretoria. Dr Avni Shah from the University of Toronto presented the guest...

  • SPMA joins the SA delegation to the 40th AAPAM Roundtable Conference

    Posted on December 13, 2019

    A 27-member strong South African delegation of academics and public service practitioners attended the 40th Annual African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) Roundtable Conference.

  • SPMA hosts 12th International Conference

    Posted on November 08, 2019

    The School of Public Management and Administration hosted its 12th International Conference on 24 and 25 October 2019 at the Diep in die Berg conference venue.

  • Commercii committee closes their term with a big bang

    Posted on October 15, 2019

    The 2018/19 Executive Committee (EC) of Commercii, the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ faculty house, attended the UP Student Development Awards on 7 October 2019 at the Groenkloof Campus.

  • Regional GAIN training hub launched in collaboration with the SPMA

    Posted on October 04, 2019

    The Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network (GAIN) has launched the first regional GAIN Training Hub for Southern Africa in collaboration with the School of Public Management and Administration at the University of Pretoria

  • SPMA staff participate in 2019 IASIA Conference

    Posted on September 25, 2019

    The International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA), in collaboration with the Instituto Universario de Lisboa, recently organised the 2019 IASIA Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

  • African Union Leadership Academy to partner with the SPMA

    Posted on September 25, 2019

    From 26 to 28 August 2019, the Director and Head of the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA), Prof Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, and Dr Tyanai Masiya attended a Transformational Leadership Workshop organised by the African Union Leadership Academy (AULA).

  • UP researchers call for women to lead socio-economic transformation

    Posted on August 28, 2019

    South Africa faces many social and economic problems including poverty and inequality, but researchers working to solve these issues say it is important to focus on women in order to fix them.

  • Prof Chris Thornhill Prestige Breakfast Lecture

    Posted on August 27, 2019

    The School of Public Management and Administration hosted the annual Prof Chris Thornhill Prestige Breakfast Lecture on 14 August 2019.

  • Prospective EMS students win big on ChooseUP Day

    Posted on August 23, 2019

    Staff and students at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) welcomed thousands of prospective students who visited the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield Campus to attend #ChooseUP Day on 17 August 2019.

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