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  • 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

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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