Archive | March, 2011

New generation of leaders must confront new injustices – Alex Boraine

Stellenbosch University’s (SU) new Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Institute for Student Leadership Development is an “extremely important initiative”, because South Africa desperately needs a new generation of brave leaders, former politician dr Alex Boraine said on Tuesday, 29 March 2011, at the launch symposium of the initiative. He congratulated SU for its decision to […]

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Institute to help youth to take FVZS’s work forward – SRC Chairperson

Leaders such as Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert achieved a lot, but there are still many burning issues in our society that need to be addressed and the youth has a very important role to play in this. This is the view of Jan Greyling, Chairperson of the Student Representative Council at Stellenbosch University (SU). He […]

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Institute will follow Slabbert’s example to design the future

“Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert did not seek to reengineer the past, but to design the future. And – crucially – he brought people together to reach consensus and hammer out the details. This is his legacy that we want to keep alive.” This is how Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University (SU) […]

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Symposium to be held on Kairos Palestine

On 7 April 2011 several Palestinian Christians will visit Stellenbosch to express their faith, hope and love as contained in the Kairos Palestine document, A Moment of Truth (2009). They will be co-hosted in Stellenbosch by the Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology in the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University and Kairos Southern Africa. Having […]

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Start the term with a laugh

The Adlib Improv Society invites all to come and join us for Improv Shows this term! Come and have a great laugh on the following evenings: 31 March, 14 April, 26 April and 5 May at Theatre Aan De Braak. All shows start at 20:00. Adlib Improv consists of students who love the comedic theatre. […]

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Research at Stellenbosch University available online

The virtual copy of the annual Research at Stellenbosch University 2010 is now available. This publication was introduced for the first time in 2009 with the aim of giving the national and international research community a comprehensive, yet accesible overview of the research activities at Stellenbosch University (SU). It also creates a platform for the […]

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SU research could give education policy direction

Education policy should ensure that learners from poor performing schools get an education which will secure them a career with a higher income. This was found by a team of researchers of the Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University (SU). The team, under the guidance of Prof Servaas van der Berg of the Departement, presented […]

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Forum: Modelling glycolysis in Escherichia coli

Forum:  Department of Biochemistry Speaker: Johann Eicher (PhD student of Prof Johann Rohwer) Title: “Modelling glycolysis in Escherichia coli.” Date: Thursday 31 March 2011 Time: 13:00 Venue: Biochemistry Seminar Room A111, JC Smuts Building, Stellenbosch Enquiries:  Prof Johann Rohwer, Tel: 021 8085843, E-mail:

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Seminar: Department Sociology and Social Anthropology

Speaker: Prof Trine Øland, Assistant Professor, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen Title: “The Emerging Space of ‘Progressive School-Pedagogues’ 1929-1960: Sociological Studies of Cultural Legitimacy” Discussant: Prof Peter Kallaway Date: Thursday, 31 March 2011 Time: 13:00 – 14:30 Venue: Fourth Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 403 Contact person: Cyrildine Fortuin, […]

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Department of Statistics hosts seminar

Presenter: Sonali Das (Logistics and Quantitative Methods, CSIR, Pretoria) Topic: Investigating structural breaks in groundwater level from Limpopo WMA Date: Friday, 1 April 2011  Time: 13:00 to 14:00Venue: Statistics Building (c/o Victoria- and Bosman streets, Stellenbosch), room 2021  Enquires: Danie Uys, Tel: 021 808 3879, e-mail:

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SLiP Stellenbosch: Inzync Poetry Sessions

SLiP (Stellenbosch Literary Project: is a new initiative by the English Department at the University of Stellenbosch which aims to promote South African Literature and writing at large. Join us at Amazink Eatery in Kayamandi for the first of our monthly Inzync Poetry Sessions on 1 April at 19:00. Our featured poets for the […]

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Schools Partnership Conversation: Opportunities for enhancing the participation of our students within schools

The Stellenbosch University Schools Partnership Project cordially invites you to the 2nd of a 6 part School Partnership conversation series for 2011 themed “Exploring new opportunities through collaboration”.  How well are we preparing students to be socially responsive citizens?  In this second conversation we look at opportunities for enhancing the participation of our students within […]

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Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: New closing date for abstracts

To give as many SU academics as possible a chance to participate in the SoTL conference, the closing date for submission of abstracts is extended to 1 April 2011. Click here to submit your abstract electronically. If you need any further information, please visit the conference website at or send an e-mail to:

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Early Assessment results available

Early Assessment for 2011 has been concluded and the results are now available. Staff can view the results via the First-year Academy monitoring system. Please contact Gert Young ( for any questions regarding access or the functioning of the system.

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IT training during April and May 2011

A friendly invitation to staff members in Stellenbosch and Tygerberg to enroll for IT training on both campuses during April and May 2011. Microsoft Office training will be offered on Basic and Intermediate level in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Access. Assessments will be done before Intermediate training are attended. Sign on at and follow […]

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