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UP chancellor’s medal awarded to Nonkululeko Gobodo, SA’s first black woman CA
“Wherever you are and whichever job or profession you are in, do your part!” These are the words of Nonkululeko Gobodo who, in 1987, became the first black woman in South Africa to qualify as a chartered accountant (CA).Gobodo was recently awarded the Chancellor’s Medal by the University of... Read more
TUT adopts second School of Specialisation
In 2023, the Tshwane University of Technology’s Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FoICT) adopted the Sikhululekile School of Specialisation in Maths, Science and ICT. This school focuses on research and innovation to foster talent and bridge educational disparities in ICT. FoICT has now also embarked on a pioneering... Read more
Manuel urges Madibaz ‘to be warriors’ in Tuks showdown
Madibaz rugby coach David Manuel has called for an undiluted 80-minute effort when his team takes on UP-Tuks in Friday’s final round-robin match of the FNB Varsity Shield competition. The imminent showdown in Pretoria is building up to be an epic between the competition’s only two unbeaten sides. Tuks,... Read more
UJ Athletics soar at USSA championships, bringing home 20 medals
The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Athletics Club performed impressively at the 2024 University Sport South Africa (USSA) Track and Field Championships, which took place from 4 to 6 April 2024 at Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch. Despite strong winds and injury challenges, UJ athletes secured a remarkable 20 medals, showcasing... Read more
Edify’s matrics saw a 16% improvement in their marks
Extra lessons aren’t just for those learners struggling in certain subjects; learners of all aptitudes can benefit, and academic extension centre Edify’s results are a testament to this. On average 2022 matric learners’ marks went up by 16% from the time they first joined an Edify school to their final matric results. For... Read more
Assaf gold medals for Profs Hofman, Mbembe
ASSAf annually awards ASSAf Science-for-Society Gold Medals for outstanding achievement in scientific thinking to the benefit of society. In 2022, the awards were presented to two eminent scientists, Prof Karin Hofman and Prof Achille Mbembe.  Prof Karen Hofman is a Research Professor and founding Director of the SAMRC Centre for Health Economics and Decision... Read more
WBS signs agreement with African Energy Chamber to advance in energy sector
Wits Business School’s African Energy Leadership Centre (AELC) has signed a three-year agreement with the African Energy Chamber (AEC) (https://EnergyChamber.org/) with the aim of advancing the growth and development of the energy sector in Africa, as well as championing access to power for all Africans in a bid to... Read more
UP Vice-Chancellor Prof Tawana Kupe awarded honorary doctorate by University of Montpellier
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Tawana Kupe, was awarded an honorary doctorate (doctor honoris causa) by the University of Montpellier at a special ceremony in Montpellier, France, on Thursday, 7 October. This is Prof Kupe’s second honorary doctorate, following one awarded to him by Michigan... Read more
UP confers honorary doctorates on jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim and ‘Generations’ creator Mfundi Vundla
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Humanities conferred honorary doctorates (honoris causa) on internationally renowned jazz musician Abdullah Ibrahim and playwright/ television producer Mfundi Vundla during a virtual ceremony on 3 May as part of its autumn 2021 graduation session. “The arts play a vital role in holding... Read more
UP part of global team that reveals behaviour of magnetic fields around black holes
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration – which produced the first-ever image of a black hole and of which the University of Pretoria (UP) is an associate institute – has revealed a new view of the massive object at the centre of the M87 galaxy: what it looks like... Read more

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