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  1. 1. TukkievariaJulie 2013 Volume 30 Nommer 3 July 2013 Volume 30 Number 3 Mosegamanye 2013 Kgatišo 30 Nomoro 3 Personeelnuusbrief Staff Newsletter Ditaba Tša Bašomi P4 Vivit Lingua Latina P6 New Steinway piano hand-picked for Musaion P8 UP’s Winter Mini-Olympics UP pays tribute to its donors The University hosted a gala dinner on 19 June to pay tribute to its donors and friends whose contributions have enabled the institution to reach new heights of excellence. UP has enjoyed the support of more than 400 corporations, trusts and foundations, as well as 15 000 individual donors, including alumni, staff and friends of the University over the past year. The donations and sponsorships provide bursaries to students, help to expand and improve teaching and learning facilities, develop winning teams in several sports, enable work within communities and create knowledge across a broad spectrum of disciplines. The guests who were present at the dinner are among UP’s substantial donors. These included, among others, Mr Norman Mbazima, Chief Executive Officer of Kumba Iron Ore, which donated R18,8 million for the establishment of a Virtual Reality Centre for mine design. Also present were His Excellency Mr Yutaka Yoshizawa, Ambassador of Japan, whose embassy has sponsored equipment in the Faculty of Health Sciences; and Mr Piet Naudé, Regional General Manager of ABSA, which invested in chairs in the faculties of Law and Natural and Agricultural Sciences as well as community engagement projects on the Mamelodi Campus. The gala dinner, the first of its kind on UP’s calendar of events, included live music by UP students and staff, and messages from students who have benefited from bursaries. Mr Leo Haese, President of the UP Convocation, delivers a message at the gala dinner. New Vice-PRINCIPAL appointed Prof Mosia was North-West University’s (NWU) Institutional Registrar from 2008 until his appointment at UP. During his tenure at NWU he was appointed by the Minister of Higher Education and Training as the Administrator of Tshwane University of Technology and as a member of the Independent Assessor Team for the University of Zululand. Earlier in his career, Prof Mosia lectured part time at the University of the North (Qwaqwa Campus), where he was appointed Assistant Registrar. As Registrar of the Medical University of Southern Africa (Medunsa) he was deeply involved with its transformation, merger and restructuring processes. In 2006 he was appointed as General Manager: Professional Boards, Health Professions Council of SA. He chaired accreditation visits for medical education programmes in India, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates in 2007. Prof Mosia’s main areas of research and scientific publications are medical education, governance, quality assurance, management and leadership. He serves on various national committees, including as a board member of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). He has performed five institutional audits for the Council on Higher Education, one as chair, and he served as treasurer and trustee of the Foundation of Tertiary Institutions of the Northern Metropolis (FOTIM). At UP, Prof Mosia’s portfolio will focus on all aspects of the quality of student life. The departments of Student Affairs and of Residence Affairs and Accommodation will report to him. UP can benefit in many ways from the multiple skills that Prof Mosia brings. “Over many years I have learned and continue to learn how the DNA of a university is configured. I can relate to academics, students, the administration and external stakeholders in a manner that advances the big picture and strategic goals of the University,” says Prof Mosia. “I would like to see a university that is becoming bigger and better and responsive to critical challenges facing higher education. I would like to contribute to the quality of student learning experiences working with all stakeholders of the University,” says Prof Themba Mosia, appointed as UP’s Vice-Principal: Student Affairs and Residences from 1 July 2013. Prof Mosia
  2. 2. 2 Universiteit van Pretoria • University of Pretoria • Yunibesithi ya Pretoria Opedag 2013 lok weer talle UP se jaarlikse Opedag bied aan Graad 12-leerders die geleentheid om nader met die Universiteit bekend te raak. Vanjaar het ook baie Graad 11- en selfs Graad 10-leerders die Opedag besoek, die groot aantal uitstallings op die Hatfieldkampus besigtig en die inligtingsessies van die onderskeie departemente bygewoon. Daar was ook uitstallings op die Aula-grasperk en die Piazza. Die fakulteite Opvoedkunde, Gesondheidswetenskappe en Veeartsenykunde het, naas inligtingstalletjies en uitstallings op die Hatfieldkampus, ook dekaan- en programinligtingsessies op hul eie kampusse aangebied. Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Visekanselier en Rektor, het in haar verwelkomingstoespraak genoem dat die verskeidenheid opsies wat vir potensiële studente aan tersiêre instellings bestaan, die speelveld vir leerders oopgooi. Sy het die leerders daarop gewys dat UP, afgesien van sy puik akademiese rekord, ook talle geleenthede in sport, kuns en kultuur aan studente bied. “Ons doen moeite om julle ’n holistiese opvoeding te bied sodat julle nie net intellektueel nie, maar ook fisiek en emosioneel kan ontwikkel tydens jul studietyd by hierdie instelling,” het prof De la Rey gesê. Sy het die leerders gewys op die noodsaaklikheid daarvan om hul aansoeke vroegtydig in te stuur. Aansoeke vir toelating in 2014 sluit in September 2013. Meer as 25 000 studente en hul familielede en vriende het die Universiteit se Opedag op Saterdag 18 Mei bygewoon. ’n Gedeelte van die groot aantal besoekers in die Amfiteater van die Hatfieldkampus by UP se Opedag. Take four campuses of one university, add in excess of 25 000 visitors and 2 000 employees and students and what do you get? UP’s Open Day! The University’s Open Day is organised annually by the event coordinator of the Department of University Relations, Ms Laverne Gardner, assisted by Ms Senta Platzoeder. They start with preparations just after Welcoming Day, which precedes Open Day by four months. “The thing with Open Day,” says Ms Gardner, “is the sheer scope of organisation down to the level of detailed logistics that must be arranged to pull it off without hitches and glitches.” University Relations coordinates this event with the nine faculties and support services departments, such as the Department of Student Affairs, Client Services Centre, TuksRes, Department of Library Services, Centre for the Study of Aids, UP Arts and TuksSport. Logistical arrangements for Open Day start with procuring gazebos, tents, information booths, tables, tablecloths (down to the colour required by each exhibitor) and signage. It includes décor in the Amphitheatre, electricity supply to exhibition areas, and 2 000 T-shirts, printed and packaged for groups according to individual sizes. University Relations packaged the 25 000 goody bags themselves this year. Each included a Client Service Centre (CSC) information booklet, a pen, an application form for the bursary draw (another item that must be managed on the day) and an Open Day programme book. A group of students worked for 36 hours over a four-day period to package all the goody bags. At times, the required packaging rate to keep to the deadline was 17 bags per minute, which the students managed to do. Paying the student workers was another item that had to be administered. Once everybody had gone home after Open Day, the suppliers returned to pick up plants from the Amphitheatre, removed sound equipment and packed up gazebos, information booths and banners. Even that was arranged beforehand by the University Relations team who cannot afford not to think of everything. BEHIND THE SCENES ON OPEN DAY Ms Laverne Gardner from the Department of University Relations, second from right, with students who helped to pack 25 000 goody bags for Open Day. Ground-breaking surgery for disadvantaged patient Dr Cules van den Heever from the Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Health Sciences, was a member of the team of specialists who performed extensive maxillo-facial surgery on Ms Mahkge who was born without a nose (congenital total arrhinia). The team of specialists also included private medical specialists Dr Hermann Kluge, maxillo-facial and oral surgeon, and Dr Johan Kluge, ear, nose and throat specialist. Apart from the specialists who contributed their expertise pro bono, ASM Consultants sponsored the nasal implants and the external prosthesis. The Rapid Prototyping Unit at the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein sponsored the pre- operative facial models. These models were produced by a process of three dimensional printing. Mediclinic Kloof donated their facilities, which included the theatre and Ms Mahkge’s stay in the critical care unit of the hospital. Through Radio 702’s ‘Our birthday, your wish’ campaign, the Dis-Chem Foundation sponsored Ms Mahkge’s medication. UP’s Department of Prosthodontics and the Gauteng Department of Health established one of a few centres in the country where specialised maxillo- facial prosthodontics services are offered to state patients with facial disfigurement. The Operation Face to Face the World campaign, launched by the Advancement Division in the Department of University Relations, can help disadvantaged patients with facial disfigurement like Ms Ennica Mahkge, who underwent ground- breaking surgery on 22 June. Dr Cules van den Heever shows one of the pre-operative facial models at the media conference after the surgery.
  3. 3. 3 TUKKIEVARIA Three UP scientists receive NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards Prof Millar is the Director of the Mammal Research Unit and the MRC Receptor Biology Unit and he received the lifetime achiever Award for an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI) over a lifetime. Prof Venter, Director of the Zoonosis Research Unit at UP and the Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg and Prof Sinha, Director of the Carl and Emily Fuchs Institute for Microelectronics at UP, both received the TW Kambule Award for individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to SETI through research and its outputs over the last five to ten years. The award is sponsored by the National Research Foundation (NRF). Eight UP scientists were finalists in the NSTF-BHP Billiton awards this year. Prof Robert Millar, Prof Marietjie Venter and Prof Saurabh Sinha were among the scientists who received National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards for 2013. The annual awards are hosted in partnership with BHP Billiton and the winners were announced on 27 June. Prof Mike Wingfield, Director of the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, received the prestigious African Union (AU) Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award in the Life and Earth Sciences category in Addis Ababa on 25 May 2013. This awards programme aims to boost and popularise science and technology in Africa through empowering African scientists, celebrating their achievements and promoting all efforts to transform scientific research into economic growth. Prof Wingfield was elected to serve as the next President of the International Union of Forestry Research Organisations (IUFRO) early in June. He is the first ever African to be elected to this prestigious position. He received honorary DSc degrees from the University of British Columbia (Canada) in November 2012 and the North Carolina State University (USA) in May 2013. In this photo: Prof Mike Wingfield and Prof Nabil Ibrahim, a Professor in Textile Chemistry and Technology, who won the Award in the Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation category, were photographed at the statue of former President Kwame Nkrumah in front of the AU Building in Addis Ababa. Prestigious African Union Science Award for Prof Mike Wingfield Prof Don Cowan kry A-gradering Prof Don Cowan, ’n internasionale navorser van faam en die Direkteur van sowel die Institusionele Navorsingstema in Genoomnavorsing as die Sentrum vir Mikrobiologiese Ekologie en Genomika (CMEG) van die Universiteit van Pretoria, het onlangs ’n A-gradering van die Nasionale Navorsingsinstituut ontvang. UP-geboue vereer met toekennings Twee van die nuwe geboue op die Hatfieldkampus het die Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging van Eienaars van Eiendom (SAPOA) se prestigeryke Toekenning vir Uitstaande Innovering ontvang. Die toekennings is op 15 Mei tydens die 45ste jaarlikse SAPOA Internasionale Eiendomskonvensie en -uitstalling by Sun City gemaak. Die toekenning gee erkenning aan ontwikkelings wat hul omgewing op geïntegreerde wyse verbeter en wat die uitdagings van ʼn stad, asook enige direkte impak wat dit op gemeenskappe en die omgewing mag hê, effektief identifiseer en aanspreek. UP se Ingenieurswese 3- en Parkade-projek wat deur ARC-argitekte ontwerp is, het die toekenning vir ontwikkelings met gemengde benutting ontvang. Hierdie projek, wat die nuwe Aula- en Musaion- foyer insluit, het onder meer ’n kommersiële ontwikkeling van R1,35 biljoen in Kaapstad die loef afgesteek. Die Thuto-gebou was die ander UP-ontwikkeling wat vereer is. Hoewel daar nie ’n wenner in die kategorie Ander Ontwikkelings aangewys is nie, het die gebou ’n spesiale merietetoekenning ontvang. Die Thuto-gebou het ’n spesiale merietetoekenning ontvang . Prof Robert Millar Prof Marietjie Venter Prof Saurabh Sinha
  4. 4. 4 Universiteit van Pretoria • University of Pretoria • Yunibesithi ya Pretoria Vivit Lingua Latina! Prof Hennie Stander, Visedekaan van die Fakulteit Geesteswetenskappe, het me Schumann van die Departement Antieke Tale vir die Erepenning genomineer. Volgens prof Stander het geen ander dosent in Latyn nog ooit vermag wat me Schumann vir Latyn in Suid-Afrika gedoen het nie. Me Schumann is in 1984 aangestel as dosent in Regslatyn. As gevolg van haar navorsing oor die lewensvatbaarheid van Latyn op primêre, sekondêre en tersiêre vlak, het sy Schola Scripta ontwikkel wat aan leerders van Graad 6 af, asook studente en volwassenes (die oudste kursusganger is 82), die geleentheid gee om Latyn te ontdek en kennis te maak met die Klassieke Wêreld. Hierdie projek moet gesien word teen die agtergrond van Latyn se verdwyning as skoolvak en weglating uit verskeie universiteitskursusse oor die afgelope paar dekades. Haar inisiatiewe het ook ’n groot rol gespeel in die suksesvolle implementering van kursusse in Latynse terminologie vir mediese en regstudente aan UP. Me Schumann werk nie net saam met ander departemente en fakulteite by UP nie, maar ook met ander universiteite. Me Schumann het in 1992 die kursus Mediese Terminologie (MTL) geloods en toe het 19 Veeartsenystudente ingeskryf. MTL het vinnig uitgebrei na die mediese kampus en vandag deurloop 1 200 mediese studente in agt programme die kursus. Studente in Menslike Bewegingskunde en Biologiese Wetenskappe volg ook die kursus. Daar word ’n sertifikaatkursus in Regslatyn (SSLaw) aangebied vir studente wat LLB, BA (Regte) en BCom (Regte) studeer. Vir nagraadse teologiestudente word die kursus SSTheol aangebied. “Corrie Schumann is nie net ’n incognito-dosent in een of ander klas iewers op kampus nie; haar teenwoordigheid maak ’n verskil. Die impak van Corrie Schumann se pogings om Latyn in hierdie land te vestig, sal nog vir baie jare gevoel word, selfs nadat sy die Universiteit van Pretoria verlaat het,” skryf prof Stander. Me Corrie Schumann-Bosman het vanjaar ’n Besondere Erepenning van Die Suid- Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns ontvang as erkenning van 25 jaar se inisiatiewe, projekte en kursusse om Latyn as vak aan UP en elders te propageer. Me Corrie Schumann HUBERTE RUPERT-PRYS VIR PROF WIM VILJOEN Prof Viljoen is ’n alumnus van die universiteite van Pretoria en Kaapstad waar hy die BMus-, MMus- en DPhil- grade behaal het. Hy het sy orrelstudie vir twee jaar in Parys voortgesit onder die bekende Franse orrelis, Marie-Claire Alain. Hy het al as orrelis in Engeland, Frankryk, België, Nederland, Duitsland, Oostenryk, Switserland en die Tsjeggiese Republiek opgetree. Prof Viljoen lewer landswyd ’n belangrike bydrae tot die verhoging van die standaard van orrelspel en -onderrig. Die Huberte Rupert-prys vir Klassieke Musiek roteer jaarliks en word elke derde jaar aan kunstenaars wat klawerbord of strykinstrumente bespeel, toegeken. Die ander twee jaar word die toekennings gemaak aan kunstenaars wat blaasinstrumente bespeel en aan komponiste of opleiers van klassieke kunstenaars. Prof Wim Viljoen, Hoof van die Departement Musiek, het vanjaar die Huberte Rupert- prys vir Klassieke Musiek van Die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns ontvang. Dit is ’n toekenning van hoë onderskeiding aan prof Viljoen en is ’n gepaste erkenning van sy bydrae tot klassieke musiek in Suid-Afrika. Prof Wim Viljoen Prof Gerrit Olivier awarded the 2013 Stals Prize Prof Olivier is a former ambassador and academic who heads the Unit for Euro-African Studies at the University. The 2013 Stals Prize for Political Science was awarded to Prof Olivier for his outstanding contribution to the development of political science as a field of study. Prof Olivier holds a doctorate from UP. Since the late 1960s, he has held academic positions at the universities of Zululand, Pretoria and Johannesburg (formerly the Rand Afrikaans University). As a career diplomat, he served as South Africa’s first diplomatic representative in the former Soviet Union and subsequently as South Africa’s first ambassador in the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan. Die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns awarded the 2013 Stals Prize for Political Science to Extraordinary Professor in Political Sciences, Prof Gerrit Olivier. Prof Andries Breytenbach, emiritus professor en voormalige Adjunkdekaan van die Fakulteit Teologie is ook op 27 Junie vereer met die Ds Pieter van Drimmelen-medalje deur die SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns ter erkenning van sy bydrae ten opsigte van die Afrikaanse Bybelvertaling. Die Akademie het prof Breytenbach vereer omdat hy tans ’n onvervangbare bydrae lewer tot die nuwe vertaling van die Bybel in Afrikaans en vir sy betrokkenheid by die jongste Afrikaanse Psalmberyming. Hy het ’n reuse bydrae gelewer tot die finale isiNdebele Bybel as projekleier en brontaalkenner. Die Departement Ou-Testamentiese Wetenskap in die Fakulteit Teologie het vroeër vanjaar, op 15 Maart, ook hiervoor akademiese erkenning aan prof Breytenbach gegee. SA Akademie vereer prof Breytenbach
  5. 5. 5 TUKKIEVARIA Lesolokwalakwatšo la Woolly Winter le dira diphetogo Lesolokwalakwatšo le le thakgotšwe mathomong a Mopitlo bjalo ka maikarabelo a Yunibesithi ya Pretoria go šomela setšhaba ka go thuša ditšhaba tša tikologo. Setšhaba sa Yunibesithi ka thušo ya maloko a setšhaba, se neelane ka mapai a go feta 700, dijo le diaparo gammogo le tšhelete ya go lekana R45 925. Setheo sa Kagišo ya Bana sa Tshwane se amogetše mapai a 200, dijo le diaparo gore ba di phatlalatše le mekgatlo ya go fapafapana ya leago ka seleteng se. Go la Mamelodi, Legae la Batšofadi la Mamelodi le senthara ya tlhokomelo ya bana di amogetše mapai. Molaodi wa lenaneo le wa Tuks FM, Dewald Noel, o boletše gore ba ikopantše le maloko a setšhaba sa Mamelodi go tseba ka dinyakwa tša bona gomme go kgethilwe gore ka lesolokwalakwatšo le go thušwe Legae la Batšofadi la Mamelodi. “Ke thabile kudu go bona Tuks FM e kgethile protšeke ya go dira phapano go batho ba bagolo, bao e lego sehlopha seo ka mehla se sa hlokomelwego. Ka ge Letšatši la Mandela le batamela, ke ipiletša go setšhaba sa Yunibesithi gore se tšee karolo go dira phapano setšhabeng sa ga borena”, gwa realo Prof De la Rey. Mapai ao a kgobokeditšwego ke baithuti le bašomedi ba Yunibesithi ya Pretoria bjalo ka karolo ya Lesolokwalakwatšo la Woolly Winter a neetšwe badudi ba Legae la Batšofadi la Mamelodi. Lesolokwalakwatšo la Woolly Winter le be le sepetšwa ke Tuks FM, ka thekgo ya go tšwa go Motlatšamokhanseliri le Hlogo ya Yunibesithi, Prof Cheryl de la Rey. Centre for Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) launched The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) – UP’s new research institution in the Faculty of Humanities – was launched at the International Studies Association (ISA) conference in San Francisco in the United States of America on 6 April. The global launch took the form of an international roundtable with distinguished speakers. Participants included Dr Mzukisi Qobo, Deputy Director of GovInn; Dr Luk van Langenhove, Director of the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges; Prof Andrew Cooper, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo; Dr Elena Lazarou, Head of the Centre for International Relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Brazil; Dr Tomas Weiss, Head of the Department of West European Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague; and Dr Nicoletta Pirozzi of the Italian Institute of International Affairs. In South Africa, the Centre was launched on 20 May. The keynote address, ‘Their crisis, our solutions’, was delivered by Dr Susan George, author of Whose crisis? Whose future? Dr George is a Franco- American political scientist, writer and social activist. She is the President of the Transnational Institute and the Honorary President of ATTAC (Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Aid to Citizens). The launch event was followed by Governance Innovation Week, a week- long series of seminars, conferences and roundtable discussions that explore new frontiers of governance, hosted by GovInn at the University of Pretoria. GovInn is the first research institution entirely dedicated to governance innovation in Africa. It focuses not only on cutting-edge research, but is also an ‘innovation laboratory’ capable of generating new thinking about governance processes and attracting governance innovators from all over the world. GovInn’s Director is Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti, Jean Monnet Chair in Regional Integration and Governance Studies and associate professor of Political Science at the University of Pretoria. He is a senior fellow at the Centre for Social Investment of the University of Heidelberg and at the Hertie School of Governance (Germany), and is an associate fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (Belgium). Bagaši ba Tuks FM le Prof Cheryl de la Rey ba le Legaeng la Batšofadi la Mamelodi le ba bangwe ba badudi Dr Susan George, left, who delivered the keynote address at the launch of GovInn, speaks with a guest at the event. PROF ROBIN CREWE: first UP recipient of HARRY OPPENHEIMER FELLOWSHIP Prof Robin Crewe received the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award for 2012, making him the first UP recipient of the Award and the thirteenth since its inception in 2001. This announcement was made by the Board of the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust on 9 May. The Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Awards were initiated to commemorate efforts to support human and intellectual development, advance scholarship and encourage ideas. The Fellowship has a monetary value of R1 million and is considered a special investment to encourage and acknowledge excellence in scholarship in all its forms. Prof Crewe, a NRF-rated scientist, is a founder member of the Academy of Science of South Africa, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa, the Royal Entomological Society of London and the World Academy of Science. He serves as a council member of the Academy of Science of the Developing World and chairs the Board of the Network of African Science Academies. He retired from his position as acting Senior Vice-Principal at the end of June to return to work on honeybee research and direct the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at UP. The Award will enable Prof Crewe to produce a monograph on the life history of the honeybee Apis mellifera in collaboration with Prof Robin Moritz of the University of Halle-Wittenberg. The Social Insect Research Group at UP will continue with its research on social parasitism in southern African honeybees with a view to resolving a persistent problem in the apicultural industry. Prof Robin Crewe with his wife, Mary and son, Alastair, after the announcement of the Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award.
  6. 6. 6 Universiteit van Pretoria • University of Pretoria • Yunibesithi ya Pretoria Mr Raymund Königk, a lecturer in Interior Architecture in the Department of Archi- tecture, was invited by the International Federation of Interior Architects/Design- ers (IFI) to act as a judge at the 2013 edition of WING Global Student Design Competition and Award. The theme for WING 2013 is ‘Think/Work’. Mr Königk is a design studio master and teaches a number of technical, theoretical and postgraduate courses. His master’s dissertation, titled ‘Interior design as architecture’s “Other”’, investigated interior design as a discipline and defined it as a profession. He developed the professional framework and proposed four registration categories for interior design in South Africa. He is currently undertaking research for his doctoral thesis titled ‘Interior design’s methods of cultural production: Towards a phenomenographic method for constructing identity’. His thesis investigates interior design’s contributions to the cultural system by analysing iconic representations of interior design artefacts. WING is a worldwide educational endeavour involving interior architecture/design workshops. It is endorsed by IFI and sponsored by IFI supporters. On 8 April, Prof Wim Viljoen, Head of the Department of Music and Dr Charl du Plessis, a Steinway Artist, travelled to Hamburg, Germany, to select the new Steinway piano for the Musaion. Prof Viljoen said that each piano is still made by hand at the Steinway factory. They had three hours to choose from six pianos. To aid their decision, they followed the process of both playing the same pieces on all six pianos. The pieces that they chose were representative of all style periods from the Baroque era onwards, as well as contemporary works, as the new Musaion piano had to be versatile enough to cope with all of these. In the 20th century, concert halls had grown bigger and pianos are now made to cope with the size of such halls. Prof Viljoen said that each one of the six pianos that they considered had its own personality. One piano was eliminated early on as it was too loud for a hall the size of the Musaion. The piano that they eventually chose was delivered to the University within two weeks. The new piano was inaugurated with a concert on Friday, 24 May, entitled ‘UPSO and All that Jazz’, where Dr Du Plessis was the soloist in Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F. Prof Viljoen explained that although the Musaion pianos belong to the Department of Music, they are also used for concerts and student events. The Department of Music uses them each week – as part of their academic programme, music students perform in front of fellow students and lecturers. New Steinway piano hand-picked for Musaion Lecturer invited to judge international competition Mr Raymund Königk Prof Wim Viljoen at the new piano after its delivery from Germany. Dr Gerald Ouma joins UP Dr Gerald Ouma was appointed as Director of Institutional Planning with effect from 1 July. Dr Ouma has lectured the last three years at the University of the Western Cape and was a visiting lecturer in the Higher Education Management Programme at the Graduate School of Public and Development Management at the University of the Witwatersrand in the same period. Dr Ouma holds a PhD from the University of Cape Town and BEd and MEd degrees from Kenyatta University. His research interests span various aspects of education and he has published extensively in internationally refereed journals. Dr Ouma says he would like to make a meaningful contribution to the realisation of UP’s strategic goals as set out in the UP 2025 Strategic Plan. He adds that his entire academic life has been spent on studying universities and university systems. “I trust that this experience and expertise will be of use to the University of Pretoria”. Dr Gerald Ouma Die doel van die nuwe Leerstoel is onder meer om navorsings- en leeruitkomste ten bate van Harmony, die Universiteit en die land in die breë te lewer. Daar sal ook produkontwikkeling op die gebied van rotsmeganika gedoen word en sagteware ontwikkel word ter ondersteuning van numeriese modellering. Daar word beplan om ’n nagraadse kwalifikasie in rotsmeganika aan te bied. Die uitbreiding van voorgraadse onderrig in rotsmeganika en numeriese modellering, spesifiek na aanleiding van nuwe navorsing wat aangepak word, sal ook ’n belangrike funksie van die leerstoel wees. Mnr Graham Briggs, uitvoerende hoof van Harmony, sê om die veiligheid van elke mynwerker te verseker, is Harmony se topprioriteit. “Daarby is dit belangrik vir die bedryf dat Suid Afrika as leier op die navorsingsgebied gesien word, met spesifieke verwysing na die voorkoming van rotsverwante sterftes en beserings.” Mnr Graham Briggs, uitvoerende hoof van Harmony, oorhandig die skenking vir die leerstoel aan die Visekanselier en Rektor, prof Cheryl de la Rey. Links staan die Dekaan van die Fakulteit Ingenieurswese, Bou- omgewing en Inligtingtegnologie, prof Roelf Sandenbergh en heel regs is prof Ronny Webber-Youngman, Hoof van die Departement Mynbou-ingenieurswese. Mynbourotsingenieurswese- inisatief geloods by UP Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) het ’n skenking van R4,7 miljoen oor drie jaar aan UP gedoen vir ’n leerstoel in rots- ingenieurswese en numeriese modellering in die mynbedryf. Die Harmony- leerstoel in die Departement Mynbou-ingenieurswese is op Donderdag 13 Junie geloods.
  7. 7. 7 TUKKIEVARIA Fine arts students create artwork for Engineering Study Centre Fine arts students in the first and second year were commissioned by Anglo American, donor of the new Engineering Study Centre, to produce artworks for the new building. The first-years produced two- dimensional paintings for a designated wall in the building while the second-years conceptualised installation pieces to be suspended from the ceilings. As the building is a landmark for its innovation in being eco-friendly, a large part of the project brief required the students to research and incorporate nature and the concept of a wetland into their work. Each student received a stipend from the sponsor for production cost of the artworks created. This commission gave students the opportunity to work with a client and to engage with different areas of expertise, such as engineering, mining, botany and landscape design. The students completed the projects in February and March 2013 and the artworks will be installed upon completion of the building. Prof Schalk Claasen, building project manager, said the building was completed by the end of May. The Study Centre will be open for use by students at the start of the second semester, but a date has not yet been set for the official opening. The two-dimensional work above is a collection of various works made by first-year students which will be installed as a wall-piece in the Study Centre. Installation piece by Maggie Botha The keynote address, delivered by Dr Engela van Staden, Chief Director: Academic Planning and Management Support from the Department of Higher Education and Training, was entitled ‘The Process and Status of a Central Application Process and Service’. Other topics which were discussed included: • principles underpinning service culture in academic administration • electronic management of student records and integration with the student administration system • best practice for verification of final results to award a degree/diploma (by Ms Hettie Kirstein of UP) • central applications office in KZN and how it serves Higher Education (HE) institutions • best practice for applications, admissions and registrations in the new college structure at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) • call centre management within institutions – best practice and The Consumer Protection Act and its impact on the contract with students The University of Pretoria had 22 representatives attending the conference. During the team building, one of the UP teams came second in a fun general knowledge quiz. Ms Sisana Machi from Academic Administration was elected as a member of the Management Committee for 2014 and 2015. HEFAF converges on the fairest Cape The 2013 Higher Education Faculty Administrators Forum (HEFAF) conference took place in Milnerton, Cape Town, on 23 and 24 May. It was attended by 216 delegates from 22 universities and Further Education and Training (FET) colleges from the Southern African region. The group of representatives from the University of Pretoria who attended the 2013 Higher Education Faculty Administrators Forum conference in Cape Town. Dipresidente tša pele tša Afrika ka Aula Poledišano ya Segwera sa Bopresidente bja Afrika ke lenaneo la Senthara ya Bopresidente ya Afrika kua Yunibesithi ya Boston, USA, gomme foramo e swerwe ka tšhomišano le UP. Dipresidente tša pele tšeo di kgathilego tema mo Foramong ke Barena Raila Odinga (tonakgolo ya Kenya go tloga ka 2008 go fihla ka 2013), Pedro Pires (mopresidente wa Cape Verde go tloga ka 2001 go fihla ka 2011), Joaquim Chissano (mopresidente wa Mozambique go tloga ka 1986 go fihla ka 2005), Ali Hassan Mwinyi (mopresidente wa Tanzania go tloga ka 1985 go fihla ka 1995), Rupiah Banda (mopresidente wa Zambia go tloga ka 2008 go fihla ka 2011), Karl Auguste Offmann (mopresidente wa Mauritius go tloga ka 2002 go fihla ka 2003), Dr Amani Abed Karume (mopresidente wa Zanzibar go tloga ka 2000 go fihla ka 2010), Frederick Tluway Sumaye (tonakgolo ya Tanzania go tloga ka 1995 go fihla ka 2005) le Nicéphore Dieudonné Soglo (tonakgolo ya Benin go tloga ka 1990 go fihla ka 1991; gape ebile mopresidente go tloga ka 1991 go fihla ka 1996). E be e le bona diboledi hlogotabeng ya “2k63: Bokamoso bja temokrasi ka Afrika”. Foramo e file baithuti sebaka sa go kopana le baetapele ba bokgoni le maemo a ka go botšiša baetapele ba ba pele dipotšišo. Dipresidente tša pele tša Afrika tše senyane di kgathile tema go foramo ya poledišano ya segwera ka Aula, Khamphaseng ya Hatfield ka la 5 Phupu. Derdejaarstudente in Musiekgeskiedenis kon op 22 Mei luister na ’n praatjie deur die gevierde Suid-Afrikaanse sopraan, me Mimi Coertse, oor haar lewe en loopbaan. Me Coertse het die praatjie aangebied in die Mimi Coertse-kamer in die Ou Merensky-gebou. Die Mimi Coertse- kamer met memorabilia van haar loopbaan maak deel uit van die Suid- Afrikaanse Musiekversamelings. Mimi Coertse praat in Coertse- kamer
  8. 8. 8 Universiteit van Pretoria • University of Pretoria • Yunibesithi ya Pretoria SPORT UP’s Football Club, affectionately known as AmaTuks, ended the first season in the Absa Premier Soccer League (PSL) in the top eight. Following eight wins, six losses and sixteen draws in the first season, AmaTuks has attained 40 points in the PSL. UP’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, hosted the team and its staff on 27 May. She said that the AmaTuks’ journey motivated many young South Africans aspiring to be football professionals. She thanked the players and acknowledged different role players who ensured the team’s success. She assured the team of continued support from the University’s management. The head coach, Mr Steve Barker, said that the University’s support had given AmaTuks confidence in the field during their matches. AmaTuks lauded for first Absa Premiership season From left to right: UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey; AmaTuks captain, Mr Tebogo Monyai; AmaTuks head coach, Mr Steve Barker; and Executive Director responsible for sport (among other responsibilities) at UP, Prof Antonie de Klerk. TuksGholf- oefensentrum amptelik geopen By die amptelike opening van TuksGholf se nuwe oefensentrum op 16 Mei was, van links, mnr Johan Steyn, Programhoof, TuksGholf; prof Cheryl de la Rey, Visekanselier en Rektor; dr Piet Botha, ondervoorsitter van die UP Raad en me Nobuhle Dlamini, TuksGholfspeler wat op 8 Mei haar sewende titel van die seisoen ingepalm het toe sy die Gauteng 54-putjie Match Play-titel gewen het. UP’s Winter Mini-Olympics Soccer, netball, volleyball and table tennis were among the many activities on offer at the second UP Wellness Mini-Olympics, held on the Groenkloof Campus. The Zumba dance proved a popular activity as it helped keep everybody warm on a chilly June afternoon. UP’s second Mini-Olympics event of the year took place on Friday, 7 June at the Groenkloof Campus. Approximately 600 staff members attended the fun-filled wellness afternoon. Participants registered for a wide range of team sports activities, such as soccer, volleyball, netball, table tennis and the fun team relay race. Spectators and participants all had fun and entertainment with wellness games such as ‘count the matches’, tyre shuffle and musical chairs. The Zumba dance attracted many participants and many spectators at the sport matches did the Zumba dance when there was reason to celebrate. There was an array of stalls providing life-changing information on exercise, health, nutrition and stress management, while UP’s health partners hosted testing kiosks that offered assessments of glucose and cholesterol levels, visual screening and basic gait assessment. The winning sports teams received many great prizes. The best dressed team was Groenkloof Student Administration, runner up was the Department of Information Technology and the team with the best team spirit was the Faculty of Education “Aventura” team. The next Mini-Olympics event will be on Spring Day on 18 September. UP-Tuks 1 het op Saterdag 15 Junie met ’n telling van 43-14 met Oostelikes/Eagles in die Carltonbekenliga afgereken. Op die foto staan die UP Tuks 1-kaptein, Rudolph Smit, met die beker. Links van hom staan mnr Sias van den Bergh, voorsitter van TuksRugby, regs van Rudolph staan prof Antonie de Klerk, Uitvoerende Direkteur van UP verantwoordelik vir sport en mnr Kobus van der Walt, Direkteur van TuksSport. (Foto: Jaco Joubert) UP-TUKS wen die Carlton-beker