University of Pretoria staff back to work after protest over working condition

By Moyosore Salami The University of Pretoria (UP) Insourced security personnel and food service staff have reached an agreement with the institution after almost two weeks of protests over working conditions and pay. The staff said, the management ensure them that the process will be finalised within six months adding that they are committed to ensuring that all employees get similar benefits.   During the meeting held with the management, they promised to investigate the differences in the rate of pay when employees are at work and when they are on…

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University of Pretoria collaborates with rural development foundation to alleviate unemployment

By Moyosore Salami The University of Pretoria (UP) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dr Sam Motsuenyane Rural Development Foundation to collaborate in areas including rural development, poverty and unemployment alleviation and township economic revitalisation. According to him, the foundation is designed to address the challenges which hinder the development of township and rural communities in South Africa, especially in the agricultural sector adding that the focus is particularly on the unproductive use of land.  Vice-Chancellor and Principal of University of Pretoria, Professor Tawana Kyle, pointed out that in South Africa small-scale…

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