Speaking to the university, Oosthuizen said the prize has motivated and inspired him to do more. “Receiving a prize like this and being recognised for my contribution to science has a [tremendously] positive impact on how I, as a young scientist, approach my work,” he added.

 

EMS students attend conference in Germany

Three students from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) attended the recent European Bachelor Summer Institute course held in Vallendar, Germany.

According to the Otto Beisheim School of Management’s (WHU) website, the annual two-week long course that the business school organises attracts “business administration [students] who are interested to learn more about the business environment in Europe”.

Cassandra Mayer, a BCom Marketing Management student, Maatabudi Mokabane, a MCom Financial Management Sciences student and Janie Eiber an MCom (Business Management) student attended the course. They and 21 other international scholars met under the theme, “The Business, Political and Cultural Environment in Europe”.

Apart from engaging on topics such as trade and monetary integration in the European Union and strategies of foreign direct investment, UP’s website says “cultural experiences were threaded into most days’ activities”. This allowed the students to visit places of interest such as the Marksburg Castle, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Centre for Human Rights partners with African Men for Sexual Health and Rights

On 2 August, the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) at UP together with the African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) employed a cooperation agreement to enact a framework in working together. According to their website “AMSHeR is a Pan-African coalition of organisations focusing on men who have sex with men (MSM) and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ([LGBTIAQ+]).

CHR expressed the importance of this agreement in building research bonds with AMSHeR, while deepening the understanding of the rights of sexual minorities.

Similarly, CHR states, “AMSHeR and the Centre [for Human Rights] are confident that this partnership will foster the development of [LGBTIAQ+] and gender justice advocates on the African continent.”

 

Compiled by Ntombi Mkandhla and Bradley Tjongarero