Archive | January, 2011
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Explosions of sound and colour at annual RAG Floats

A festive atmosphere filled Stellenbosch’s streets on Saturday during the colourfull and creative Standard Bank Float procession. Various childhood favourites made an appearance in the floats – among them were Fred Flinstone, Mike – the green monster from Toy Story, Spongebob Squarepants and even Moomin. Drum majorettes and the Cape Minstrels contributed to the carnaval-like […]

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Free workshop on 8 and 9 February 2011

The Language Centre will be presenting the popular workshop series on the writing of effective minutes free to  university staff on 8 and 9 February. Participants have the option to attend either day1 or day 2 or both days in the series. However Day 1 equips the participant to fully engage with the topic on Day 2. […]

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SUSPI presents Zumbathon

The Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI) will be hosting a Zumbathon on Tuesday 1 February in the DF Malan Indoor Centre at Coetzenburg.  This is an exhilarating, two-hour dance session presented by two instructors using a Latin inspiration coupled with various other forms of dance. This event is suitable for all interested parties, regardless […]

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Love your South Africa! Register to vote!

1.         Have you registered to vote? 2.         Are you a South African citizen? 3.         Are you 16 years or older? 4.         Do you have a green bar-coded ID book? 5.         Have you moved residence since the last election? If any of this applies to you, then register to vote! 5th and 6th of February is […]

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Dont get trapped in ‘Bizzaro’ – the message of Vensters 2011…act responsibly!

The message of responsible alcohol use was the golden thread that was clearly noticeable in all the productions of this year’s ‘Venstersversierings’ street theatre. With this year’s theme ‘Trapped in Bizzarro”, a lot of the productions had a dream sequence as part of their plot.  The streets of the Stellenbosch campus was teeming with visitors […]

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SU Rector says rural development is essential for SA’s prosperity

Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, was the guest of honour at the opening of the Worcester Show on Tuesday 25 January. In his speech the Rector pointed out that rural development is essential for South Africa’s prosperity. He also said that job creation in the rural areas is of the utmost importance and said […]

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International Interlibrary loans tariff change

Since all international interlending suppliers add an additional variable copyright fee to the basic rate of all article requests, the Interlending Division of the US Library Service is forced to quote the actual cost for users before any orders can be placed. Costs in respect of international book requests (R450-00) as well as local interlibrary […]

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Honour for chemistry student in Hawaii

A masters student in chemistry, Anneli Kleyn, made her mark at the recent Pacifichem chemical congress in Hawaii by not only winning one of the student poster prizes, but by also receiving a much coveted mention in the highly regarded Chemical and Engineering News (CEN) weekly magazine. The Pacifichem conference is held every five years […]

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Drakenstein Municipality and SU working together for sustainability

“The agreement takes the strengths of Stellenbosch University and Drakenstein Municipality and combines them into a single strategy for success in the drive to improve the lives of our people. Jointly, we can achieve more than on our own, which is why this agreement is so important – it establishes a partnership for progress.” This […]

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Pigs ‘fly’ at 2011 Checkers Trolley race

It is true - pigs can fly. Well, at least they did at the Checkers Trolley Race in Victoriastreet yesterday (Tuesaday 25 January). Unfortunately the flying pig-trolley didn’t have enough va-va voom and in the end ISA and Kolonieshof walked away as the winners of the Trolley Race 2011. In the second place was Academia and […]

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Have you always wanted to be a radio DJ?

Are you young dynamic and up for a new challenge? MFM 92.6 invites you to become a part of Stellenbosch’s number 1 radio station. Presenter vacancies are now open! Contact the HR manager, Charita van der Berg at 021 808 3098 or email her at hr@mfm.sun.ac.za. Application forms are also available from Mfm’s offices on […]

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SciMathUS – the road to a better future

“SciMathUS is not just a repeat of an old opportunity – it is a new path ahead for your future.”  These were the words of encouragement from Prof Russel Botman, SU Rector, to the new SciMathUS students at the official opening held in the SU Conservatorium on Tuesday.  Prof Botman also said SciMathUS is the […]

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Harvard South Africa Fellowship program

Harvard University offers mid-career fellowships for South Africans from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Supported by Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust, these fellowships offer full tuition, living stipend, and travel costs for candidates to study in their professional area of expertise.  Candidates will be expected to return to South Africa at the conclusion of their fellowship, and […]

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Prof Magda Fourie re-appointed on Council for Higher Education

Prof Magda Fourie, Vice-Rector: Teaching at Stellenbosch University, has recently been appointed by the Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande, to the Council for Higher Education. This is her second term on this council since being appointed by Minister Naledi Pandor in 2007. The Council for Higher Education is an independent statutory body responsible for among […]

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Mathematicians gather to discuss arithmetic geometry

Thirteen international visitors are attending the biannual Conference on Arithmetic Geometry this week, which is being hosted by the Department of Mathematical Sciences: Mathematics Division. The conference features talks on arithmetic geometry, related areas or applications thereof. Academics from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and USA are joined by South […]

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