News bites from issue 1, PDBY’s 2022 First Year Edition.

UP Moot Society announces team for 2022 MLMC

The UP Moot Society announced its team to represent the society at the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition in 2022. The team is made up of two speakers, Koketso Moshiraand and Comfort Ayelomi. Molebogeng Ramaijane will be the researcher and Kgomela Letsoalo, the coach. The competition will run from 22-28 March 2022 in Vienna, Austria.

Stern warning by Department of Library Services

The Department of Library Services has received several requests to warn users about a publisher by the name European Society of Medicine (ESMED). This publisher advertises dubious academic conferences and events. Students are urged to be vigilant and avoid academic events advertised by ESMED and similar publishers.

Professor Kupe incumbency turns three

The University of Pretoria Vice Chancellor and Principal, Professor Tawana Kupe reached a milestone on 14 January 2022. Professor Kupe has been at the helm for the past three years since he took over in January 2019.

UP Law Faculty makes history

UP Law Faculty makes history appointing former DCJ Dikgang Ernest Moseneke. The former Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Dikgang Ernest Moseneke was appointed as an honorary professor by the Faculty of Law. The Atteridgeville native was appointed by the Faculty in the Department of Jurisprudence and his incumbency began as
of January 2022. DCJ Moseneke served in the second highest office in the judiciary arm of the state for 10 years, 10 months and 20 days.


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From Atteridgeville, holds BEd from UP. My news interest are politics, hard news, human interest stories and investigative journalism. My hobbies are photography, philosophy, languages, bird watching, debating, gardening and watching sports.