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University of Pretoria

The University is a values-based, research-intensive university that equips its students to succeed in a rapidly changing world by providing students with inquiry-led training and learning opportunities. The University of Pretoria’s long-term Strategic Plan captures the essence of a shared vision, aiming to sustain UP’s quality and relevance as a university that is firmly rooted in Africa, and to harness its existing and future potential for diversity. UP strives to ensure that it is recognised in the global marketplace of knowledge production.

UP has nine faculties and a business school: - Economic and Management Sciences - Education - Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology - Health Sciences - Humanities - Law - Natural and Agricultural Sciences - Theology - Veterinary Science (the only faculty of its kind in South Africa) - the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

The University of Pretoria came into existence in 1908 as the Pretoria branch of the Transvaal University College. The College became a fully-fledged university in 1930 and the colloquial name Tuks, or Tukkies, was derived from the acronym TUC for Transvaal University College. UP’s current facilities portfolio consists of more than 790 buildings and structures spread over 33 sites located on six campuses that cover 1100 hectares of land. In the 106 years of its existence the University has produced more than 230 000 alumni. The University prides itself on producing well-rounded, creative graduates, responsible, productive citizens and future leaders. Great emphasis is placed on student life and support as well as the advancement of sport, art, culture and music.

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US President Joe Biden shakes hands with Indonesian President and G20 host Joko Widodo at the 2022 summit in Nusa Dua, Bali. ANTARA FOTO/Media Center G20 Indonesia/Akbar Nugroho Gumay/wsj.

What is the G20 summit in Bali? Who’s there? And what are the top 3 topics on the agenda?

With “Recover Together, Recover Stronger” as its theme, the 2022 summit has global health, digital transformation, and a sustainable energy transition high on the agenda.
Presiden Joko Widodo (kanan) berjabat tangan dengan Presiden Amerika Serikat Joe Biden saat pertemuan bilateral di sela rangkaian kegiatan KTT G20 Indonesia di Nusa Dua, Bali, Senin (14/11/2022). ANTARA FOTO/Media Center G20 Indonesia/Akbar Nugroho Gumay/wsj.

G20 2022 Bali: memahami istilah penting dan tujuan berkumpulnya kepala negara ekonomi terbesar di dunia

Masih banyak masyarakat yang belum memahami apa itu G20, apa tujuannya dan apa gunanya bagi negara-negara di seluruh dunia secara umum, dan bagi Indonesia secara khusus.
Investment in public parks can help reduce crime. Peter Titmuss/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images.

Crime is lower when cities are greener: evidence from South Africa supports the link

People may think that green spaces often hide criminals. On the contrary, there is evidence they contribute to reducing crime.
A trader at a fresh food market in Nakuru Town. in Kenya. Food inflation has hit double digit figures. Photo by James Wakibia/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Three reasons why the US Federal Reserve Bank holds the world in its hands

The reality is that the US Federal Reserve has decided price rises must be addressed by raising interest rates. African countries have no choice by to follow suite.

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