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  • 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.

  • UP renews extensive partnership with Kehl University

    Posted on March 09, 2018

    UP’s School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) has renewed its Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) of Friendship and Cooperation with the Hochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung Kehl – University of Applied Sciences (Kehl University).

  • Dr Mazenda participates in research staff exchange in Germany

    Posted on February 16, 2018

    Dr Adrino Mazenda, lecturer in the School of Public Management and Administration, visited the University of Applied Sciences in West Germany from 14 to 26 January 2018. The visit was a research staff exchange on the topic of migration and food security, funded by the University of...

  • SPMA academics present at EduLearn Conference in Spain

    Posted on September 13, 2017

    Ms Brenda Vivian and Prof Lianne Malan from the School of Public Management and Administration delivered a paper at the EduLearn Conference in Barcelona, Spain, during July 2017, entitled ‘Discipline embedded academic literacy interventions: evaluating an instructional scaffolding and...

  • Paraplegic man graduates with master's degree thanks to wife's support

    Posted on September 12, 2017

    Thabang Malapela graduated with a Master of Public Administration degree on Thursday, 7 September 2017.

  • Prof Thornhill to serve as African co-editor of Local Economy journal

    Posted on September 07, 2017

    The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit of the London South Bank University, published by Sage, has appointed Prof Chris Thornhill as its co-editor for Africa, effective from August 2017. Prof Thornhill, professor emeritus in the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA), brings...

  • Research and teaching excellence celebrated at EMS Awards

    Posted on June 28, 2017

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences celebrated the excellent research and teaching and learning achievements of academic staff members at the prestigious annual EMS Awards Function, which was held on 21 June 2017.

  • EMS Autumn 2017 Graduations

    Posted on June 06, 2017

    The Autumn 2017 Graduation Ceremonies of UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were recently held at the Rembrandt Hall at the LC de Villiers Sports Campus.

  • EMS Dean's List Awards function honours academic excellence

    Posted on June 06, 2017

    Prof Elsabé Loots, Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria, hosted top academic achievers in the Faculty at the prestigious annual Dean's List Awards function on 16 May 2017.

  • EMS academics celebrated at UP Academic Achievers Awards

    Posted on May 15, 2017

    A number of academics from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were celebrated when the University of Pretoria hosted its annual Academic Achievers Awards on 9 May 2017.

  • EMS spring graduation ceremony

    Posted on September 19, 2016

    The beginning of spring marked a time of celebration when the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences held its graduation ceremony in the Rembrandt Hall at the LC de Villiers Sports Campus on 2 September 2016.

  • SANRAL concludes research on the behaviour of road users

    Posted on August 04, 2016

    Enterprises UP, through the University of Pretoria's School of Public Management and Administration, was tasked with researching and drafting a curriculum for the Department of Education to use in primary school road safety education.

  • Students put knowledge to practice in disability sector

    Posted on July 15, 2016

    Third-year BAdmin Public Administration students were given the opportunity to make a difference in the disability sector by applying their skills to pre-identified organisations which do not receive government subsidies, lack a variety of skills and have a multitude of needs, as part of their...

  • Pioneering research on governance innovation at UP

    Posted on July 12, 2016

    The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) at the University of Pretoria (UP) is the first research institution in Africa dedicated entirely to governance innovation.

  • Building managerial capacity in the SAPS through professional development

    Posted on August 11, 2015

    Fifty-six commanders in the SAPS successfully completed the Public Management Development Programme (PMDP), which was presented by Continuing Education at University of Pretoria (CE at UP) and the School of Public Management.

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