Inaugural Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Inaugural Lectures

Inaugural Lecture​s

An inaugural lecture is a formal event for newly appointed professors or those who have been promoted to full professor. They have to present the lecture within a year of their appointment or promotion. These lectures are held throughout the year in hybrid format, i.e., in person and virtually.

The lectures offer these professors the opportunity to share their knowledge, scientific discoveries and even personal journeys in their respective fields with the public and the academic community. Colleagues, family members and other interested parties are also invited to attend these inaugural lectures.

Upcoming Lectures

Prof Donita Africander

Improving women’s health: insights into contraceptives and menopausal hormone therapy

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Prof Herman Wasserman

Making media matter: on truth, dignity and love

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Prof Yin-Zhe Ma

Unravelling the mysteries of the Universe

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First Year Chemistry Building, de Beer Road, Stellenbosch, 1 De Beer Road
Stellenbosch, 7600 South Africa
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Prof Thulani Makhalanyane

Unveiling the hidden world within us: What environmental microbiomes can teach us about ourselves

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First Year Chemistry Building, de Beer Road, Stellenbosch, 1 De Beer Road
Stellenbosch, 7600 South Africa
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Prof Leila Goedhals-Gerber

Maybe it’s ‘cooler’ to think inside the box

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Prof Lambert Engelbrecht

Five elephants in the room of social work: An autoethnographic meta-analysis

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Past Lectures

Prof Stephen Matope

Additive manufacturing a game changer in advanced manufacturing engineering

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Reitz Hall, Engineering Faculty, 156 Banghoek Road, Stellenbosch Central
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7605 South Africa
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Prof Theo Broodryk

Reflecting on 30 years of class action in South Africa: a people inured to hardship, but not to collective redress?

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Room 1023, Old Main Building, Faculty of Law, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch, 50 Ryneveld Street
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7600 South Africa
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Prof Christie Dorfling

Hydrometallurgical extraction of metals from primary and secondary resources

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Reitz Hall, Engineering Faculty, 156 Banghoek Road, Stellenbosch Central
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7605 South Africa
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Prof Sara Grobbelaar

Creating our shared future: Innovation for inclusive development

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Reitz Hall, Engineering Faculty, 156 Banghoek Road, Stellenbosch Central
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7605 South Africa
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Prof Frank Tanser

The rise (and fall?) of South Africa’s HIV epidemic: a personal perspective

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STIAS Wallenberg Research Centre, 10 Marais Road
Stellenbosch, 7600 South Africa
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