2015 Inaugural Lectures

Prof Pieter Gouws

12 February 2015
Faculty of AgriSciences
Department of Food Science
The microbe will have the last word

Prof Corvin Matei

07 March 2015
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of Music
Love in Music

Prof Juliana Claassens

10 March 2015
Faculty of Theology
Department of Old and New Testament
An Abigail Optic: Reading the Old Testament at the intersections

Prof Albert van Reenen

19 March 2015
Faculty of Science
Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science
A better mousetrap? A new look at some old issues

Prof Cang Hui

19 March 2015
Faculty of Science
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Unlocking patterns of nature – The marraige of mathematics and ecology

Prof WP (Billy) Boshoff

14 April 2015
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering​
Concrete: Friend or Foe

Prof Christine Anthonissen

16 April 2015
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of General Linguistics​
Multilingual spaces as contact zones: ‘Critical’ things we need to know about critical linguistics

Prof Ann Louw

23 April 2015
Faculty of Science
Department of Biochemistry
I go to seek a great perhaps: The quest to obtain an approximate understanding of steroid hormone receptor signalling

Prof Savel Daniels

23 April 2015
Faculty of Science
Department of Botany and Zoology
Tall tales from small animals: Diversity, phylogeny and biogeography of neglected Southern African arthropods

Prof Ilse Feinauer

30 April 2015
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of Afrikaans and Dutch
‘n Taalkundige kyk na glossariums in literêre vertaalprodukte

Prof Robert Vosloo

19 May 2015
Faculty of Theology
Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology
Time in our time: On theology and future-oriented memory

Prof Michele A. Miller

23 June 2015
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Tuberculosis in South African wildlife: Why is it important?

Prof PD Erasmus

13 August 2015
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Department of Business Management
Investor short-termism and managerial myopia: Irrational behaviour or human nature?

Prof Gerard Tromp

17 August 2015
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics
Interpreting the deluge of massive biological data sets: bioinformatics as a discipline to move from data to knowledge

Prof Nicolaas C Gey van Pittius VI

01 September 2015
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Ex Africa semper aliquid novi – The intertwined genealogies of mycobacteria and man

Prof Karel Th. August

14 September 2015
Faculty of Theology
Department of Practical Theology and Missiology
Development ethos and culture: Towards autonomous human agency within christian humanism

Prof Mark Cotton

7 October 2015
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
Children, HIV, TB, Infections, Trials and a few other things along the way

Prof Alan Brent

19 October 2015
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Industrial Engineering
The transition to a green economy: A systems approach to managing technology

Prof Corné Schutte

19 October 2015
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Industrial Engineering
The status and challenges of industrial engineering in South Africa

Prof Charles KD Adjasi

26 November 2015
Faculty of Economic and Management
​​Stellenbosch University Business School
On financing economic activity and development in Africa

Prof Sylvanus I Ikhide

26 November 2015
Faculty of Economic and Management
​​Stellenbosch University Business School
The finance and growth debate in Africa: What role for financial inclusion?