2 February 2022

DJ Oscar (Oskido) Mdlongwa

Johannesburg- Legendary DJ Oscar Sibonginkosi Mdlongwa, better known by his stage name Oskido, has announced that he has gone back to school.

Oskido, who has not only been spinning the decks for over 26 years, but also owns a record label company, Kalawa Jazzmee, took to social media to let his fans and colleagues in the entertainment industry know of his latest project.

He stated proudly that he enrolled at the University of Pretoria for a five-month Project Management Programme that will see him attend classes from 8am to 5pm, one week per month.
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20 July 2019

Prof Herman Steyn is known for advising people that, if they can find a better course to develop project management skills than the PPM (Programme in Project Management) of the University of Pretoria, they should enrol on it.

The PPM was established in 1997 and is revised regularly to keep up with the latest developments in the field. It is the project management course of choice of several organizations and has been presented in-house at several companies. It has, for example, been presented 9 times in-house at Group Five Ltd. In total, more than 8000 people have done this course since 1997. The PPM is therefore well known by employers and adds value on the CVs of professionals.

The PPM is a product of the Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM) of the University of Pretoria – the leading institution in Project Management in the country. The GSTM also offers the only master’s degree course in Project Management on the African Continent that is accredited by the Global Accreditation Center of the PMI (Project Management Institute).

The lecturers on the PPM are to a large extent the same ones that teach this leading master’s programme. In addition to extensive practical experience in the industry, all lecturers also have excellent academic credentials. With several PhD graduates and several current PhD studies, the GSTM leads in project management research. The quality of the PPM is therefore undisputed.

Successful candidates obtain the PPM certificate from the University of Pretoria.

People enrolled on the PPM apply the principles and techniques in their workplace by doing practical assignments in their specific work situations.
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18 July 2019

The Programme in Project Management (PPM) has been registered with ECSA (The Engineering Council of South Africa) for quite a while and is now (since April 2019) also registered with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP).

Upon successful completion of the PPM, both ECSA members and SACNASP members can claim 5 CPD points.

The Online Short course on Project Management Principles and Practices is now also registered with both ECSA and SACNASP and members can claim CPD points upon completion of the short course. This online (distance education via the Internet) short course provides a convenient way for people who need ECSA or SACNASP CPD points. The course is recognized and earns credit as the first module of the Programme in Project Management (PPM).


17 July 2019

On 27 June 2019 Dr Taryn Barnard, the lecturer teaching Project Procurement Management on the PPM, received the prestigious Nedbank 200 Young South African’s Award in the Education category.

We are proud of her, congratulate her with this achievement and wish her luck with the rest of her career.

IN 2018 Taryn Bond-Barnard was awarded the global young researcher of the year award by the International Project Management Association (IPMA). The award recognised the exceptional research she had done in her field and her PhD research into project communication, trust, collaboration and success. She has been subsequently invited to serve on the IPMA Research Group until 2021 with the focus on promoting and providing support for the IPMA Global Research Awards. Bond-Barnard has also been chosen for the Tuks young researcher leader Trogramme (TYRLP) and received the University of Pretoria graduate school of technology management teaching and learning award in 2018.
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Delegates who successfully complete the PPM and comply with the related assessment criteria are awarded certificates of completion by the University of Pretoria.

The PPM is recognized by the following:

PMI (Project Management Institute) – USA

ECSA (Engineering Council of SA)

SACPCMP (South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions)

SACNASP (South African Council for Natural Scientific Professionals)

PMSA (Project Management South Africa)


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Professor Herman Steyn
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