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Gibela invites Ekurhuleni unemployed to apply for skills training
The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium is inviting unemployed South Africans in KwaThema, Tsakane, Duduza and the immediate surrounding areas in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, to apply for a number of technical and business skills training opportunities. In collaboration with its training implementation partner, ITS Education and Training Institute, Gibela is sponsoring... Read more
Youth ICT entrepreneurs secure place in incubation programme
Eight young, start-up entrepreneurs with innovative ideas in the ICT space, were selected as part of the first ever cohort of a new Innovator Trust Start-Up Incubation Programme. The Innovator Trust announced the winners of the #MyStartUpMyStory social media campaign recently. The Start-Up Incubation Programme was launched in 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, as... Read more
International collaborative research on student entrepreneurship support inspires master’s study
Student entrepreneurship support at South African public universities to mitigate youth unemployment is the focus of a collaborative project between Nelson Mandela University, University of Pretoria, and Ghent University in Belgium. This topic has inspired the Master’s study of Research Assistant in Business Management Riyaad Ismail to graduate cum laude on... 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
UJ Accounting student bags 1st runner-up in Deloitte Women’s Month Competition
​Ms Shriya Juggath, a 3rd year Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) student in the Department of Accountancy within the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), emerged as a first runner-up in the finals of Deloitte Women’s Month Competition – a challenge to come up with an innovative... Read more
Learnership empowers Soweto youth
Gauteng has one of the highest number of young people who are not in employment, education or training. In 2020, amidst the pandemic and nationally increasing job insecurity, very few youth expected any opportunities to come their way, especially those who had not been economically active prior to this.... 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
Long jumper Cheswill Johnson leaps into the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games
Athletes around the world are pulling in their final straws to qualify for the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. This is no different for the University of Johannesburg (UJ) athletes like Cheswill Johnson. Johnson is the second UJ athlete to qualify for the Games after Yane van... 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
UP named top design institution in Africa and Middle East
The Information Design division at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) School of the Arts has been ranked the number one design education institution in Africa and the Middle East by the Loeries. The ranking is based on the 2020 Loerie Awards, the winners of which were recently announced. The Loerie Awards and its... Read more

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