UP Inaugural Addresses

UP Inaugural Addresses

 

This collection consists of the inaugural addresses of heads of departments appointed at the University of Pretoria. Some are born digital, some are digitizations of published works.

You can also contribute by doing the following: Please submit the following documents to Sonto Mabena:

1. The complete inaugural address (pdf format)

2. Photographs (jpeg)

3. Video clips if available

4. Any other accompanying documents, e.g. program (pdf format)

For inquiries regarding this collection or items in the collection, please contact Sonto Mabena
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Recent Submissions

  • Carstens, Adelia; University of Pretoria, Unit for Academic Literacy (University of Pretoria, 2015-09-29)
    Although multilingualism is the norm in most countries of the world, monolingualism has become the hegemonic mindset. In higher education in South African it has become imperative to give preference to a mindset that ...
  • Veldsman, D.P. (Daniel Petrus), 1959-; University fo Pretoria, Dept. of Dogmatics and Christian Ethics (University of Pretoria, 2014-10-14)
    To answer the question on what a Post-dogmatic Dogmatics entail, Veldsman sketched a Typology – consisting of five types - of what Systematic Theologians and Ethicists do. It is a typology – presented as a spectrum - that ...
  • Barac, Karin; University of Pretoria, Dept. of Auditing (University of Pretoria, 2014-06-25)
    The purpose of this inaugural address is to consider the state of accounting as an academic discipline within South Africa’s higher education landscape, and the responsibility that brings to deliver graduates who are able ...
  • Lombard, S.H.; University of Pretoria, Dept. of Diarying (University of Pretoria, 1959-10-30)
    This lecture oulines dairying as a subject taught at university level. Its technological bias does not disqualify it as a subject in academic education which has to include many subjects other than the pure sciences owing ...
  • Duvel, G.H. (Gustav Heinrich); University of Pretoria, Dept. van Agrariese Voorligting (University of Pretoria, 1977-10-27)
    The training and research challenges confronting the Department in the light of problems and tendencies encountered in the present agricultural developent situation are outlined. Evidene indicates that extension is the ...
  • Prinsloo, S.F.; University of Pretora. Faculty of Medicine (University of Pretoria, 1980-09-18)
    Through the ages mankind had the desire to look into its own body. The development of diagnostic radiology since the discovery of C-rays is briefly reviewed, with certain highlights being discussed in mre detail. a ...
  • Mlambo, Alois S.; University of Pretoria. Dept. of Historical and Heritage Studies (University of Pretoria, 2012-11-26)
    The lecture explores the processes of identity making and state building in a multi-ethnic and multi-racial society recently emerging from a protracted armed struggle against a racially-ordered settler colonial domination. ...
  • Buys, E.M. (Elna Maria); University of Pretoria. Dept. of Food Science (University of Pretoria, 2012-10-15)
    Due to increased food borne outbreaks world-wide food safety management systems have been implemented to facilitate safe food production and processing. The implementation of food safety management systems has changed ...
  • Dreyer, Yolanda; University of Pretoria. Dept. of Practical Theology, Faculty of Theology (University of Pretoria, 2012-09-10)
    In practical theology the experiences of outsiders should be taken seriously. Heteronormativity should be uprooted and replaced by a kind of thinking that does not regard the pairs acceptable/unacceptable, sacred/secular, ...
  • Steyn, Gert Jacobus; University of Pretoria. Dept. of New Testament Studies (University of Pretoria, 2012-09-07)
    In his lecture on Paul’s Interpretation of Yehoshua ben Yoseph through the Scriptures of Israel as “retrodiction”, Gert Steyn addressed a sensitive and hotly debated contemporary issue – particularly amongst South African ...
  • Rohwer, Egmont Richard; University of Pretoria. Dept. of Chemistry (University of Pretoria, 2012-08-27)
    This multifaceted question will be addressed through details of the speaker’s own career, drawing conclusions as to the role of Chemistry at the University of Pretoria and in our country. The use of expensive instruments ...
  • Niemandt, Cornelius Johannes Petrus (Nelus); University of Pretoria, Dept of Science of Religion and Missionary. (University of Pretoria, 2012-05-18)
    Studies in missional ecclesiology emerged as one of the significant trends in mission studies in recent years. The role of leadership in missional ecclesiology is investigated from the perspective of an organic leadership ...
  • Verschoor, J.A. (Jan Adrianus), 1953-; University of Pretoria, Dept. of Biochemistry. (University of Pretoria, 2012-03-09)
    It is all about bringing scientific discovery in the medical biotechnology field to the bedside of patients who need it, for which an institute is required to transfer the technology from the academic environment into ...
  • Burger, Willie; University of Pretoria. Dept. of Afrikaans (University of Pretoria, 2011-09-19)
    “Critique Engagée” – Literary Criticism that can change the world? Literary Criticism After Theory. Over the last few decades postmodernist literature and criticism have rejected the idea of a white, western, male ...
  • Van Biljon, J.; University of Pretoria. Dept. of Electronic Engineering (University of Pretoria, 1976-05-06)
    After briefly tracing the evolution of engineering activity in South Africa, the author turns his attention to the scope of electronic engineering activity in the world in general, and in South Africa in particular, ...
  • Sommers, De K.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Medicine. Departement van Farmakologie (University of Pretoria, 1976-09-30)
    Currently marketed drugs are largely the products of accidental discoveries. During the period 1935-1965, systematic chemical modifications of known drugs and alkaloids lead to the synthesis of optomally bio-active ...
  • Potgieter, P.J.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Dentistry. Departement Prostetika en Tandtegnika (University of Pretoria, 1975-09-11)
    In dental training, stress must be laid on quality, i.e. high standard of work, at reasonable cost; in other words, a reasonable service for the majority of the population and not a comprehensive, costly service for the ...
  • Steyn, D.G.; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science, Dept. van Chirurgie. (University of Pretoria, 1976-10-14)
    The choice of an experimental-animal model is of great importance since the acquisition and maintenance of experimental animals often constitute the largest cost item in the experiment. More emphasis should therefore be ...
  • Neethling-Pohl, Anna; University of Pretoria. Dept. van Toneelvertolkingsleer (University of Pretoria, 1965-08-26)
  • Van den Berg A.D.P.; University of Pretoria. Dept. of Family Medicine. (University of Pretoria, 1977-06-02)
    In a changing society, and with many medical specialities, the family doctor has a new and challenging role to fulfil. To provide for this, departments of Family Medicine came into being on a large scale at overseas ...

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