TuksLaw win silver medal at Moot Court Competition
The second International Children’s Rights Moot Court Competition was hosted at Leiden University in the Netherlands. TuksLaw Moot Society team members Tinotenda Kakora and Thomas White were coached by Thandeka Khoza and assisted by the Centre for Child Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria. The team won a silver medal out of the twelve international teams that took part in the competition. The winning team was the University of Antwerp.
Renovation of Department of Consumer Science
On 18 April, Professor Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, was the speaker at the official unveiling of the newly renovated food laboratories and the 90th year anniversary celebration of the Department of Consumer Science. The Department of Consumer Science is the largest and oldest in the country and is expected to merge with the Department of Food Science this year. The experimental research laboratory is multifunctional and provides space for consumer and food scientists to work side-by-side doing consumer-led product development. UP provided R15 million for the project and received substantial donations from suppliers such as Culinary Equipment Company, DeLonghi, MacBrothers, McCater, Miele and Whirlpool.
2017 Calendar Amended
The UP Senate has extended the 2017 supplementary period from “five to six days to avoid students having to write examinations until late in the evenings”. 2017 Supplementary exams will now be 26 June to 1 July 2017 and 27 November to 4 December 2017.
Compiled by Danica Charles