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Dr Reuel Khoza receives UP Chancellor’s Medal
“There should be an insistence on knowledgeability as a criterion for anybody in a leadershipposition… They cannot be motivated by self-enrichment or be morally degenerate.”These are the words of Dr Reuel Jethro Khoza, leadership pioneer and accomplished businessperson, academicand author, who was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal by the University... Read more
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
SA’s top students aim to qualify for squash Worlds at NMU Open
The Nelson Mandela University Open squash tournament, named a selection event for the student Worlds in Johannesburg in September, has attracted a star-studded national field. Tristen Worth will target his second title in three years at Crusaders in Gqeberha from today to Saturday. The East London local, who has... 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
Want to be a veterinarian or para-veterinary professional?
Do you dream of working with animals? Is your heart set on becoming a veterinarian, veterinary nurse, animal health technician, veterinary physiotherapist, veterinary technologist, or laboratory animal technologist? Or are you already a professional looking to further your studies? Whether you are wanting to apply for undergraduate studies to... Read more
UP and US Embassy host ceremony to launch Mapungubwe Archive
The University of Pretoria (UP) and the Embassy of the United States of America in Pretoria recently hosted a ceremony to open the Mapungubwe Archive as a research repository held under the curatorship of the UP Museums. A plaque was also unveiled during the event to acknowledge the US... Read more
UP engineering students teach school learners how to make robots
Inspired by its annual Robot Car Race, the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) and Unit for Community Engagement have initiated a Robot School whereby UP students teach learners how to make robots. Professor Tania Hanekom, Head of Undergraduate Studies and a Biomedical... Read more
States can now be held responsible for the negative impact of carbon emissions on the rights of children
The United Nations Child Rights Committee issued a historic ruling that a State can be found responsible for the negative impact of its carbon emissions on the rights of children both within and outside its territory. This comes in the wake of news that the United Nations Human Rights... 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
All-women team of UP scientists sets sail for South Atlantic
Four postgraduate students from the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology are about to set sail for the South Atlantic. The all-female team of scientists will spend 36 days aboard the RV SA Agulhas II, which will be operated by the national Department of Environmental... Read more

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