Archive | August, 2011

Tickets still available for Stellenbosch Extravaganza

André Schwartz, Koos Kombuis, Alta Joubert and Gerald Clark. These are just a few of the well-known artists that will be performing at a gala concert in the Endler Hall on Thursday 1 September. There are still some tickets available for the event that forms part of the 90th birthday celebrations of Dagbreek Men’s Residence […]

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Gold medals for best science projects at Stellenbosch Expo

Staff and postgraduate students of Stellenbosch University (SU), together with teachers from the participating schools, Eskom employees and stakeholders from the private sector, were among the more than 100 judges who contributed to the development of South Africa’s emerging scientists at the annual Stellenbosch regional competition of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists last week. […]

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Inaugural lecture: Prof Chris Reddy

Prof Chris Reddy of the Department of Curriculum Studies will be presenting his inaugural lecture on 13 September. Title: Environmental education and teacher development: engaging a dual curriculum challenge Date: Tuesday, 13 September 2011 Time: 18:00 Venue: Room 3001, GG Cillié Building, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch Refreshments will be served after the lecture. Please indicate special […]

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Bridge at Danie Craven Stadium open for traffic

The motor bridge at the Danie Craven Stadium will be open for traffic again from 1 September 2011.  However, the footbridge, located next to the motor bridge, will be closed for another two weeks. The Department Facilities Management – Planning and Development would like to thank students, staff and the  public for their patience and co-operation […]

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A blessed Eid Mubarak

Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-chancellor and his management team, would like to wish all Muslim staff, students, and friends of the University a happy and blessed Eid Mubarak.

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Conference interrogates the concept of ‘culture’ in bid to understand what it means to be human in the world

During apartheid, the version of anthropology taught at Afrikaans universities, commonly referred to as volkekunde, supported a racist polity through teaching essentialist, biological and evolutionist notions of culture. In the South African liberation struggle discourse, racial and cultural classifications were understood to be socially and politically constituted. Now, in southern Africa as well as elsewhere […]

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Seminar: ‘The violence of ordentlikheid’

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Prof Fiona Ross, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town  Date:  Thursday, 01 September 2011 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue:  4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 401 Contact person: Cyrildene Fortuin, or  (021 808 2417).

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Book sale – JS Gericke Library

It is time once again for the annual book sale of the Library and Information Service. Books from a wide range of subjects will be on sale from R5-00 (cash only). Date: From Monday, 5 September 2011 Venue: JS Gericke Library, lower level Please contact Niel Hendriksz, 021 808 4401 or, for further information […]

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USBD warning: theft inside SU buildings

The USBD is currently experiencing many reports of thefts inside academic and administration buildings on the Stellenbosch campus. In most cases theft occurred inside offices, lecture halls and /or computer rooms. Computer processing units were targeted where doors were closed but not locked.  Please make a note of the following tips: Whenever you leave your […]

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Plant a tree on 7 September

The Post Doc Society is organising a tree planting initiative during Arbour Week on 7 September during lunch time. You can plant your own tree and watch it grow!! It’s the ideal opportunity to start reducing your carbon footprint … If you are interested in taking part in this green initiative, please contact the Post Doc Society on […]

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Stellenbosch Rector accompanies President Zuma on State Visit to Norway

Stellenbosch University (SU) Rector and Vice-Chancellor Prof H Russel Botman is accompanying President Jacob Zuma on a State Visit to Norway this week. He has been invited by the Department of Trade and Industry and Business Unity South Africa to form part of the business delegation making the trip. He will be signing a contract […]

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Slip 2 Sept

Inzync Poetry session at Café Art

Join us at Café Art next to the PJ Olivier Art Institute (3 Blom Str) for our monthly Inzync Poetry Session on 2 September at 19:00. Our featured poets for the night are Alfred Schaffer, croc E moses and Pieter Odendaal.  There will be an open mic session after the invited poets have performed, in […]

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Seminar: The Township Now – Masculinities in Motion: Mobility, the Township and the Spectacular

Seminar: The Township Now – Masculinities in Motion: Mobility, the Township and the Spectacular  English Department and Transitions & Translations Theme Research Seminar Speaker:  Megan Jones (WISER, Wits); Respondents: Isabel Hofmeyr (Wits/STIAS) & Wamuwi Mbao (SU); Chair: Sarah Nuttall (SU) Title: The Township now – Masculinities in Motion: Mobility, the Township and the Spectacular Date: 1 […]

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Stellenbosch University Choir celebrates 75 years with a reunion concert

The Stellenbosch University (SU) choir is the oldest university choir in South Africa and celebrates its 75th birthday this year.  The wonder of this choir is that it is still young, dinamic and influential in the South African choir milieu as well as in international choral circles. The highlight of the birthday celebrations is a […]

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PhD oral examination

The oral examination of PhD candidate K Musango with the title Technology Assessment of Renewable Energy Sustainability in South Africa will take place on 20 September 2011 at 14:00 in Room 715, CGW Schumann Building.  Please contact Marie Malherbe at if you want to attend this oral examination.

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