Archive | June, 2011

Dr Johann Rupert endows Chair of Intellectual Property Law at SU

The study of intellectual property will soon be strengthened with the establishment of the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property Law in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University (SU). Dr Johann Rupert, Chancellor of SU and the Executive Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Richemont, has donated the Chair. Prof Owen Dean, probably the […]

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Chamber Music Festival delivers nine South African premières

The Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival will be held this year from 8 to 17 July at the Music Department of Stellenbosch University. The evening faculty concerts are renowned for their excellent performances and innovative programming. “Our Artistic Director, Nina Schumann, collects suggestions from all the faculty members and puts together the most interesting programmes. […]

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Interruption of power supply

The Municipality is compelled to do necessary repairs and upgrading on the electrical network which will result in an interruption of the power supply. The main electrical power supply to the following buildings will be interrupted from  07:00 to 13:00. Property Services Silvertrees Goldfields Hostel Lentelus Plugs must at all times be regarded as live. […]

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Inaugural lecture: Prof Awie Greeff

Prof Awie Greeff of the Department of Psychology will be presenting his inaugural lecture on  Tuesday 26 July 2011. Title: Aspekte van gesinsveerkragtigheid in verskillende groepe gesinne. Date: Tuesday 26 July 2011 Time: 17:30 Venue: Jannasch Hall, Conservatoire, Victoria Street Refreshments will be served after the lecture. Please indicate special dietary requirements. RSVP before 21 July […]

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Seminar: Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology

Speaker: Prof Catherine Besteman, Department of Anthropology, Colby College Title: “Transforming Cape Town” Date:  Thursday, 30 June 2011 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue:  4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 403 Contact person: Cyrildene Fortuin, cfortuin@sun.ac.za or  tel:021 808 2417.

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Young Matie student dies

Franken van Wyk (22) a third year BCom law student at Stellenbosch University (SU) has died suddenly while out jogging with two friends, Johan Krige en Cornè Schoeman. Franken and his friends were on holiday on a farm on the banks of the Buffeljagsrivier in the Swellendam area. They went jogging at about 12:00 on […]

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LUMA through to semi-finals of Maties Talent

LUMA, the recent collaboration of two Stellenbosch music students, Matthias Silbernagl (guitar) and Luca Hart (violin), have made it through to the semi-finals of Maties Talent to be held on 20 July 2011. This group composes their own repetoire consisting of energetic flamenco-style playing to melancholic works. Even though LUMA are sought after as background entertainment […]

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Intermediary isiXhosa course for staff

ENGLISH VERSION BELOW: MASAZANE II – INTERMEDIARY ACQUISITION COURSE FOR STAFF (FREE OF CHARGE) LET’S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER’S language and culture through the Unit for isiXhosa’s MASAZANE! course. This is a nine-week course (two ninety-minute periods a week) and is for University staff only. PREREQUISITE: The participant must have in possession of the […]

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Introductory isiXhosa course for staff

Masazane I – Introductory isiXhosa acquisition course for staff (free of charge) Let’s get to know each other’s language and culture through the Unit for isiXhosa’s Masazane! course. This is a nine-week course (two sixty-minute periods a week) and is for University staff only. Prerequisite: No prior knowledge is required. Teaching method: A communicative, interactive, […]

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Bill on the Protection of Information: SU welcomes proposed changes

Stellenbosch University welcomes the proposed changes to the Bill on the Protection of Information announced in Parliament on Friday, says Prof Arnold van Zyl, Acting Rector and Vice-Rector: Research. “As the proposed changes will limit the classification of information to the security departments, it should affect the teaching and research at university in exceptional cases […]

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Recess safety

Facilities Management is experiencing an increase in trespassing incidents at academic and support service facilities during the reses period. Personnel are therefore urged to be vigilant of unknown and/or suspicious people entering US buildings during recess. The following guidelines are recommended. Keep your personal property safe Offices must at all times be locked when vacant. […]

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SUSPI Youth Camp: Entries filling up

The Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI) will be presenting a Youth Winter Sports Camp during the June school holidays. Entries are still open but filling up fast. Basic Information: Dates: 27-29 June 2011 Times: 08:30-14:30 daily Venue: DF Malan Indoor Centre, Coetzenburg Age range: 6 -12 yrs Costs: R360 per child (10% sibling discount […]

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55 AIMS graduates receive Diploma in Mathematical Sciences

The African Institute for Mathematics and Science (AIMS) awarded  Postgraduate Diplomas in Mathematical Sciences to 55 students from 21 African countries today (Thursday 23 May). AIMS is an internationally acclaimed centre for education and research in Muizenberg. It was established in 2003 and is jointly supported by the Universities of Cambridge, Cape Town, Oxford, Paris-Sud, […]

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Stellenbosch University pays tribute to Prof Kader Asmal

“Even after trading academia for the political arena Prof Kader Asmal remained a true academic at heart. He will be remembered for his passion for democracy, human rights and academic freedom,” Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor said in a Stellenbosch University tribute to Prof Asmal. “He was a principled leader who spearheaded the challenging […]

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Book your place for Sign Language classes

The Office for Students with Special Learning Needs (Disabilities) which is part of our Student Counselling and Development Centre (CSCD) at Stellenbosch University will be hosting Sign Language classes in July, August and September 2011. This is a disability awareness initiative which is held each year. The Sign Languages classes will be presented free of […]

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