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Political psychology conference launched by UCT academics
04 December, 2014

Academics from the University of Cape Town are hosting South Africa’s first political psychology conference which will seek to the link between human behaviour and political action in the country’s changing political landscape

The conference is the brainchild of Dr Ines Meyer from the Section of Organisational Psychology in the Faculty of Commerce and Dr Shose Kessi from the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Humanities.


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IS PhD student wins top honours
26 November, 2014

Some doctoral students are not content with the rigours of a PhD, but they also need to excel in the broader society.

A case in point is Janine Joubert, fondly known as “JJ”, who is on the verge of completing her PhD in the Department of Information Systems in the Faculty of Commerce at UCT. As Executive Head of Department for Business Risk Management in the Vodacom Group, this weekend she was honoured for her contribution to industry, clinching the IRMSA Risk Manager of the Year award at a glittering banquet at Gallagher Estate.


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EDU programme director wins top award
22 November, 2014

Associate Professor June Pym has won a National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award which was presented to her by the Council on Higher Education at the University of the Free State on 21 November.

She was one of five recipients of this annual award, which is given annually to inspirational educational leaders in South Africa.

According to the Dean of Commerce, Prof Don Ross, she had turned around the faculty’s academic development programme with phenomenal success.


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