Archive | April, 2010

Campus Publications Editors 2010

Are you creative and dynamic, and do you like a challange? Then we need you! Apply now for the position of editor for the Stellenbosch Student or the Matie Diary. Positions for editorial of content, as well as layout are open. Background in journalism may count in your favour. Application forms are available at the […]

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Recommendations for the prioritisation of immunisation against influenza

Due to the extreme shortage of Flu vaccine available to the general public Campus Health Service will be following the Immunization recommendations as set out by the National Advisory Group on Immunization (NAGI) for South Africa for 2010. We strongly urge the following groups, in order of priority, to report to Campus Health Service for […]

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Standard Bank and SU launch centre to support transformation in the agricultural sector

Standard Bank and SU launch centre to support transformation in the agricultural sector

The high failure rate of land reform projects and emerging farmers has led to the founding of the Standard Bank Centre for Agribusiness Leadership and Mentorship Development, an institution designed to address current challenges in the agricultural sector. Willie Du Plessis, Director Agricultural Banking at Standard Bank says: “The Standard Bank Centre for Agribusiness Leadership […]

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The Buya Schools Theatre festival is back!

The fifth annual Buya Schools Theatre Festival takes place each afternoon in the H.B. Thom Theatre, Stellenbosch from 3 to 8 May 2010. The performances commence at 16.00 daily with some four to five plays on view each afternoon. There is an outstanding array of young talent to be seen and the plays are produced […]

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Want to see what your money accomplished?

Want to see what your money accomplished?

The Annual General Meeting of Matie Community Service (MGD) will be held on Tuesday 4 May 2010 from 19:00 to 20:00 in room 230 of the Arts building in Ryneveld Street.  The programme will showcase a variety of MGD’s services and the 2009 financial statements will be available.  Various role players such as clients, students, […]

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Web Texts and Websites: The Complete Package

Web sites are an all-important communication medium for any institution or company. Therefore an effective web site that answers to the needs of readers and clients is non-negotiable.  From 31 May – 4 June 2010 the Stellenbosch University Language Centre will be presenting a comprehensive workshop series on the design, development and maintenance of a […]

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Oral examination: PhD candidate

The oral examination of PhD candidate Mr Firoz Khan with the title Housing Praxis in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Retrospect and Prospect will take place on 9 June 2010 at 14:00 in Room 715, CGW Schumann Building. If you want to attend this examination, please contact Marie Malherbe, 021-8082225 or e-mail mm4@sun.ac.za

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Seminar: Mutating memories and the making of myth: Remembering the SS Mendi disaster, 1917-2007

History Department Presenter:  Prof Albert Grundlingh  Topic: Mutating memories and the making of myth: Remembering the SS Mendi  disaster, 1917-2007 Date:  Tuesday 4 May 2010  Venue:  Room 316 Wilcocks Building, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch  Time:  13:00-14:00

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Seminar: Jerusalem-trekkers: The State as Promised Land?

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Kathleen McDougall Title: Jerusalem-trekkers: The State as Promised Land? Date: Thursday 29 April  2010 Time: 13:00 Venue: Arts building, room 403, fourh floor Contact person: Cyrildine Fortuin, cfortuin@sun.ac.za, 021 808 2417

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Research Seminar: Small firms and access to finance: Evidence from the World Bank Enterprise survey

Department of Economics Date: Thursday 29 April 2010 Speaker: Dr Waldo Krugell (NWU) Topic: Small firms and access to finance: Evidence from the World Bank Enterprise survey Time: 12:00 – 13:00 Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505 Contact person: Carina Smit (carina@sun.ac.za)

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Latest edition of Bibnuus now available

The latest edition of Bibnuus, newsletter of the Library and Information Service, is now available. Click here to read it in PDF format. Please contact the editor Mimi Seyffert for any queries or comments at  mseyf@sun.ac.za.

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New admission requirements: Faculty of AgriSciences

Staff members and prospective students should take note that the basic minimum requirements for the Faculty of AgriSciences have changed. Students need to obtain at least a 55% in the university’s Access Tests (ATs) and the National Senior Certificate (NSC), the subject Life Orientation excluded, in a 40:60 ratio in order to meet the basic […]

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Geneticist and well-known wheelchair athlete receive National Orders

Geneticist and well-known wheelchair athlete receive National Orders

The President, Mr Jacob Zuma, honoured Prof Monigue Zaahl, a professor of Genetics, and the world-renowned wheelchair athlete, Ernst van Dyk, with National Orders during a ceremony on Freedom Day on Tuesday 27 April. Prof Zaahl received the Order of Mapungubwe (Bronze) for her outstanding contribution to the field of genetics and research into disorders […]

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‘Support universities for the sake of development’

‘Support universities for the sake of development’

Governments and donors should give more money to universities to promote the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This was the main decision by university leaders who met in South Africa over the weekend under the banner of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), one of the world’s largest inter-university networks, with 508 members on five continents. […]

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Decisions made at the Higher Education Stakeholder Summit

A permanent higher education stakeholder forum, whose aim is to promote ongoing national dialogue amongst the sector and to make recommendations to the government, is going to be established. This was one of the main decisions by delegates to the Higher Education Stakeholder Summit, which took place from 22 to 23 April on the Bellville […]

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