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Applications for #Africa's first postgraduate programme on the #SDGs close 31 August 2018. Apply now for @UPTuks's Master's in Development Practice 2019! More details available on bit.ly/2NZRlvK.
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#MandelaDay2018 Message from the Vice-Chancellor and Principal

At UP, we continue to be inspired by late president Nelson Mandela’s love for humanity and his spirit of self-sacrifice. In South Africa, it has become traditional to mark Madiba’s birthday with #67minutes – or more – of volunteer work, as we give back to local communities and reflect on his legacy. This is in commemoration of the 67 years he spent fighting for social justice. This year marks the centenary of former president Mandela’s birth on 18 July 1918. Read more: bit.ly/2L6AiKz

#MandelaDay2018 #MandelaDay #Mandela100 #Madiba
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A study by researchers into the presence of potentially dangerous chemicals in eight brands of cling wrap, which is used to package food has revealed that one brand had a high concentration, which may result in adverse health effects and cancer risks. Read more https://bit.ly/2NEIpf5
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Baobabs have graced the African landscape for thousands of years, reaching great heights of over 30 metres, stretching across 32 countries on the continent and its islands. These incredible giants serve their environment and local communities, having over 300 uses. But a 12-year international study that the University of Pretoria (UP) has been a part of has found that these ancient trees, described as the ‘Tree of Life’ are dying. Read more https://bit.ly/2tXLJtv
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The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, cordially invites you to the 22nd lecture in the UP Expert Lecture Series: ‘Theranostics: See it, treat it!’ presented by Prof Mike Sathekge, Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria and Steve Biko Academic Hospital. Read more https://bit.ly/2z6GcWF
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Join us for the #WorldChoirGames from 4- 14 July 2018. Check out all the information about events, choirs and competition of the 10th #Tshwane2018 https://bit.ly/2tpmsY4
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Congratulations to UP scientists who won three National Science and Technology Forum awards last night! Read more: https://bit.ly/2tL709V #NSTFawards2018 #ProudUP
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#ChooseUP. Apply now! More information on the website http://www.up.ac.za/online-application. Second closing date 30 June 2018.
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26 June is International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The University of Pretoria looks at initiatives in Tshwane aimed at assisting substance users to turn their lives around. Read more https://bit.ly/2MZkDtO
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The University has launched an exciting Virtual Campus platform on its website, whereby prospective students, their parents, and other members of the public can experience its facilities and campus life through a combination of 360-degree panoramas and videos and course-related, relevant information. Go to www.virtualcampus.up.ac.za to visit the site.
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