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IT HUB: only for students by appointment

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 - 9:28 am - IT Communications

All services offered by the IT HUB in the Admin A building – collection of equipment and any type of technical support – are available by prior arrangement only. Additionally, during the peak period from March to May no staff support will be done at the IT HUB. If staff need technical support, they need […]

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Goodbye Inetkey

Monday, March 1st, 2021 - 3:13 pm - IT Communications

Until recently staff and students of Stellenbosch University had to use Inetkey to gain access to the internet. This tool acted both as a security gatekeeper and as a billing system for internet usage.  At the end of 2019 when the Council of Stellenbosch University approved the budget for 2020, it included the introduction to […]

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Electronics supply shortage

Friday, February 26th, 2021 - 11:05 am - IT Communications

If you have been waiting for a laptop or other hardware you ordered last year you would undoubtedly noticed that delivery is taking longer than usual. This inconvenience is caused by a worldwide supply shortage of electronics. Even the Administration of President Joe Biden had to acknowledge that their plans to recover the American economy […]

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Getting ready for the Protection of Personal Information Act

Monday, February 22nd, 2021 - 2:42 pm - IT Communications

The Protection of Personal Information Act (4 of 2013) (POPIA) goes into full effect on 1 July 2021.  A brief summary of the POPIA Act is available here. To support the University community’s readiness for POPIA, the Division for Information Governance has launched a series of guides and tools at, including our institutional privacy […]

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“PLEASE SUPPORT STIAS…” email causes a mail storm

Friday, February 19th, 2021 - 9:38 am - David Wiles

There is no reason to be worried or concerned about a mail that is being circulated with the subject line starting with “PLEASE SUPPORT STIAS…” Although it is definitely spam (defined as unsolicited commercial e-mail) it does not appear have any dangerous content and was sent out by a university user to over 300 addresses one […]

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