Matieland available online

The latest edition of Matieland, Stellenbosch University’s alumni magazine, is now available online at or click here.  

(The English translation of Matieland will be available soon.)Matieland voorblad

The edition is packed with articles on among others the media personality and MatiesAlumna, Ruda Landman, and a follow-up article on the HOPE Project. In the article “Groen is die nuwe maroen op Matie-kampusse”, Dr Barbara Pool, Director: Projects, gives an overview on sustainability at the University. 

There are also articles on solar energy in South Africa, the MIH Media Laboratory and on Eric Ward, Matieland’s well-known glassblower. In the series on academic courses at Stellenbosch, more is provided on Geographical Information Systems while JC Krynauw, leading the Intervarsity Sing Songs over many years in the 1960’s, provides insight on how they conducted Intervarsities in those years. 

Matieland is also bursting with news on reunions while the alumni spotlight falls on among others Santie Botha, new chancellor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, and Serusha Govender, a TV news journalist. 

Mr Rugby, Dr Danie Craven, was born 100 years ago and SPORT24 journalist Marco Botha, sheds some light on this remarkable rugby man. Last but not least, Leon-Ben Lamprecht, a journalist at the outdoor magazine WEG, reveals all in how he lost “The Bet” as a student.   

The online edition has a number of links to videos. .