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Prof Kupe lists reasons for resignation. In an email to staff and students, UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof Tawana...
15/06/2023

Prof Kupe lists reasons for resignation.

In an email to staff and students, UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof Tawana Kupe lists his reasons for departure.

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UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal lists reasons for resignation

New in Sport🗞️ Read the full article at our link in bio or the link in the news highlight.
19/05/2023

New in Sport🗞️ Read the full article at our link in bio or the link in the news highlight.

New in Entertainment 🗞️ Read the full article at our link in bio or the link in the news highlight.
17/05/2023

New in Entertainment 🗞️ Read the full article at our link in bio or the link in the news highlight.

New in Features🗞️ Read the full article at our link in bio or the link in the news highlight.
15/05/2023

New in Features🗞️ Read the full article at our link in bio or the link in the news highlight.

Breaking News on student forum following an announcement from the SRC to reschedule for a third time.
08/05/2023

Breaking News on student forum following an announcement from the SRC to reschedule for a third time.

The article of the edition has been awarded to the hard-hitting editorial written by Banathi Nkehli and Kirsten Minnaar....
02/05/2023

The article of the edition has been awarded to the hard-hitting editorial written by Banathi Nkehli and Kirsten Minnaar.

Read it on the first page of the 4th edition at the link in our bio.

2023 SRC inaugurated The Inauguration of the 2023 SRC took place on 16 January on main campus at Senate Hall. During the...
16/01/2023

2023 SRC inaugurated
The Inauguration of the 2023 SRC took place on 16 January on main campus at Senate Hall. During the ceremony the Director of Student Affairs, Dr Matete Madiba gave a speech offering important advice about the challenges the SRC will face during their term as well as how to best manage these challenges while still balancing their university studies. After Dr Madiba’s words of encouragement, the new SRC members were sworn into office by Chief Justice Lesedi Ngubeni. Though the SRC duties only officially start on 17 January, the SRC has already been busy with registration issues as well as academic exclusions and had a full schedule of meetings with university personnel.

On 10 September at around 01:40, a BCom Hon International Auditing student was shot close to Tuksdorp, after an altercat...
13/09/2022

On 10 September at around 01:40, a BCom Hon International Auditing student was shot close to Tuksdorp, after an altercation on Grosvenor and South Street. According to the Director of the Department of Institutional Advancement, Rikus Delport, the shooter attempted to flee the scene but was subsequently caught and arrested by SAPS. After attempts to stabilise the student on scene, he passed away. Delport reported that the student’s friends and family have been offered counselling services.

UP management stated that they are saddened by the event and that students are reminded to utilise the Green Route when walking to their vehicles or place of residence. The service is available from 18:00 to 06:00.

This is a developing story.

The IEC has announced the preliminary results of the 2022/2023 elections. Students have until 12:00 on 12 September to r...
09/09/2022

The IEC has announced the preliminary results of the 2022/2023 elections.

Students have until 12:00 on 12 September to raise any objections to the preliminary results.

Read the full story at our link in bio 👆
08/09/2022

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On 24 and 25 August, student action has continued on Groenkloof campus. Today at 08:10, the Deputy Dean of Teaching and ...
25/08/2022

On 24 and 25 August, student action has continued on Groenkloof campus.

Today at 08:10, the Deputy Dean of Teaching and Learning, Prof. Salome Human-Vogel, has suspended all in person teaching activities on Groenkloof campus and moved all lectures online.

This is a developing story.

Following student demonstrations on 22 August, Vice Chancellor Prof. Kupe has released a statement. He stated: “This is ...
23/08/2022

Following student demonstrations on 22 August, Vice Chancellor Prof. Kupe has released a statement.

He stated: “This is unacceptable, and we are taking steps against those in breach of our institution’s policies and who have made themselves guilty of misconduct.”

Prof. Kupe further elaborated on the fee increase by saying that “the increase […] followed lengthy and detailed discussions with all stakeholders last year including the SRC”.

The SRC confirmed these discussions in a media release, dated 22 August, stating that “till, date no engagement has resulted in the University compromising its view regarding this matter”.

Members of the SRC and students continue to demonstrate at various locations on UP’s Hatfield campus.

This is a developing story.

SRC President, Thuto Mashile, has confirmed that protest action will continue on 23 August. According to the SRC, disrup...
22/08/2022

SRC President, Thuto Mashile, has confirmed that protest action will continue on 23 August.

According to the SRC, disruptions will continue until UP management agrees to engage with the SRC.

The Vice-Principal of Student Life, Prof. Mosia, stated in an email that “they [the executive] will handle the matter further with disrupters”.

This is a developing story.

On 22 August, the SRC hosted a mass meeting following the decision of UP management to increase registration fees in 202...
22/08/2022

On 22 August, the SRC hosted a mass meeting following the decision of UP management to increase registration fees in 2023. The SRC has mobilised students with the aim of disrupting student activities on campus. The march started at the student center before moving to Thuto, Centenary, and the IT Building to disrupt lectures. The SRC is calling for the total shutdown of campus and aim to disrupt the upcoming SRC elections. Dr Willem Jorissen, Deputy Director of the Department of Student Affairs, said that the actions of the SRC and students is against UP policy and that they will face disciplinary action. Secretary General of the SRC, Tarik Lalla, told students that the university cannot tell them about financial strain as the reason for fee increases, because students themselves are also facing the same challenges. Lalla urged students to damage the image of the university on social media and disrupt all the activities of the university.

This is a developing story.

11/08/2022

A fire broke out at Campus Key residence close to the University of Pretoria last night. The building was evacuated and no reports of injuries were received.

The Tshwane Fire Department attended to the fire and managed to bring it under control.

The University of Pretoria SRC encouraged students to lend support by making donations.

This is a developing story.
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National Women’s Day commemorates the act of 20 000 women marching to the Union  Buildings on 9 August 1956. This march ...
09/08/2022

National Women’s Day commemorates the act of 20 000 women marching to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956. This march was in protest against the legislative implementation of pass books.

Women’s Day is a time to reflect on how all women are not entirely free until all systemic and social facets of oppression are done away with.

Happy Women’s Day to all women in South Africa, of all sexualities, presentations, races, religions, professions and cultures.

PDBY is back for the second semester! 🚨📰Alongside a new edition coming out soon 🤫 applications to work at PDBY are now o...
22/07/2022

PDBY is back for the second semester! 🚨📰

Alongside a new edition coming out soon 🤫 applications to work at PDBY are now open!

Positions available include:
1. News, features, entertainment and sport journalists ✍️
2. Copy editors ☑️
3. Multimedia personnel (Photographers, graphic designers, presenters, videographers and content creators) 📸
4. Social media and web editors 📱
5. Layout artists 👩‍💻

26/05/2022

PDBY’s last issue for the semester is out now. Read it at the link in bio. 👆

Watch out for our printed copies on campus. 📰

May the fourth be with you 🙏In celebration of sci-fi and fantasy, PDBY has created a fresh and exciting themed edition!F...
04/05/2022

May the fourth be with you 🙏

In celebration of sci-fi and fantasy, PDBY has created a fresh and exciting themed edition!

From alien culture on campus, to minority representation in the sci-fi industry, to some fun and games, our next issue is jam packed with exciting content.

Look out for issue 4, dropping soon. 🚀🛸

In the final moments of the 2022 Varsity Cup Tournament, UP-Tuks led by captain Lincoln Daniels, beat Maties with a fina...
25/04/2022

In the final moments of the 2022 Varsity Cup Tournament, UP-Tuks led by captain Lincoln Daniels, beat Maties with a final score of 23-29.

On 26 March, Javett UP launched the Yakhal’Inkomo exhibition, available to the public until 15 January 2023. 📰Swipe to r...
27/03/2022

On 26 March, Javett UP launched the Yakhal’Inkomo exhibition, available to the public until 15 January 2023. 📰

Swipe to read more 👉

25/03/2022

Issue 3 is out now! 📰

Click the link in bio for our full edition👆or head over to our website at pdby.co.za.

Swipe to read more about Human Rights Day 👉🗞Illustration by
21/03/2022

Swipe to read more about Human Rights Day 👉🗞

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PDBY Featured Artist: Park Acoustics’ Kenny HughesPDBY had the opportunity of interviewing one of Park Acoustics’ headli...
10/03/2022

PDBY Featured Artist: Park Acoustics’ Kenny Hughes

PDBY had the opportunity of interviewing one of Park Acoustics’ headliners; blues musician Kenny Hughes. Kenny is a vibrant and friendly personality, and his talent is as captivating as his conversation. Kenny’s music can be found on all major streaming platforms, and his journey can be followed on .

PDBY Featured Artist: Park Acoustics’ Kenny Hughes Posted by Ashleigh Pascoe | Mar 7, 2022 | Breaking Headlines, Editor's picks, Entertainment archives, Entertainment Interviews PDBY had the opportunity of interviewing one of Park Acoustics’ headliners; blues musician Kenny Hughes. Kenny is a vi...

Swipe to read about RAG 2022. 🗞 From ethically recycled wine cork coasters for sale, to an acapella hula-hoop rendition ...
10/03/2022

Swipe to read about RAG 2022. 🗞 From ethically recycled wine cork coasters for sale, to an acapella hula-hoop rendition of Lil’ Naz X’s hit song ”Industry Baby”, Rag of Hope Day, in the words of journalist Banathi Nkehl, “set the precedent for making something beautiful out of our bizarre modern reality”.

Also swipe to check out photos from the event, taken by PDBY’s Multimedia team.

Click the link in our bio for the full review. 👆

08/03/2022

PDBY’s second issue of 2022 has officially dropped! 🗞 Check out our new column, Humans of UP, on page 4 or a review of RAG of Hope Day 2022 on page 5.

Click the link in our bio for the full edition👆or head over to our website at pdby.co.za.

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