Archive | September, 2011

‘Researching race and students in KwaZulu-Natal’

Speaker: Prof Rob Pattman, Professor in Sociology, Department Sociology and Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch University  Date:  Thursday, 06 Ocotber 2011 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue:  4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 403 Contact person: Elizabeth Hector, or  (021 808 9286).

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Free intermediary isiXhosa course for staff

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 Ngena- or Masithethe-, or Masazane course certificate. Teaching method: A communicative, interactive, and task- […]

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Thefts on campus

The USBD has experienced many reports of thefts on the Stellenbosch campus during the past week. Thefts from inside offices, lecture halls and hostel rooms were reported. Information was received from another Western Cape University regarding an increase in theft of laptops on its campus. In most cases laptops were left unsupervised in public areas and […]

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Invitation: SU Open Access seminar

In the international arena the Open Access Movement has made significant strides with leading universities and research institutions committing to openly sharing its research output. Stellenbosch University has also joined this international cohort of open access advocates and has signed the Berlin Declaration confirming its commitment to openly sharing its research output. During the past year […]

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Dean challenges Science alumni to put environment first

“Don’t make a decision that will create an environment that will dictate your behaviour too much – rather try to think about a behaviour that will help to dictate the environment.” That was the challenge towards sustainable living that dean Prof Eugene Cloete put out to alumni who attended the first ever networking event of […]

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Rugby World Cup fever running high in Stellenbosch

Springbok and Rugby World Cup fever is affecting young and old in Stellenbosch. With Maties having a total of 171 Springboks in its history, the last being Charl McCleod, only a few Maties have represented the Springboks at the Rugby World Cup. Five Maties are currently representing­ the Bokke in New Zealand whilst they try to […]

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Public protector welcomes arms deal enquiry

Public Protector Adv Thuli Madonsela has welcomed Pres Jacob Zuma’s recent decision to appoint a commission of enquiry into the government’s controversial arms deal, calling corruption “a crime against the poor”. “It’s a good idea, especially in light of the new evidence that has emerged in Germany and the United Kingdom,” she said last night […]

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Applied mathematics stars honoured

The top students in applied mathematics at Stellenbosch University were recently honoured for their academic achievements. They received book prizes sponsored by Cambridge University Press at a function held recently by the Division of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science). Daniek Joubert was named as the best honours […]

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Accounting lecturer wins prize for teaching and learning

A Senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University (SU), Mr Len Steenkamp of the Department of Accounting in the Faculty of Economic and Management, received a national award for teaching from the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (Heltasa). Mr Steenkamp is one of only five academics in higher education in South Africa who […]

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Policy on the management of hazardous waste products

Policy on the management of hazardous waste products [As approved at the Council meeting on 12 September 2011]  Introduction In the course of research, teaching and operational processes, faculties and other environments at Stellenbosch University (SU) continuously generate household, electronic, chemical and biological waste. These waste products pose a risk to the environment, the workplace […]

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Facilities Management – spatial norms for buildings, reconfiguration and densification

As befits a modern, world-class university, Stellenbosch University (SU) strives to create modern and efficient offices and administrative spaces. Cost-effective spatial norms in various work areas at the University are therefore being phased in. New spatial norms have already been approved by Management and are increasingly being implemented with regard to new projects. Several new […]

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Excitement as SU surprises Mitchells Plain learners with bursaries

“It still hasn’t really sunk in yet, but for now I’m excited and happy and I feel privileged to have received this bursary from Stellenbosch University and to have been part of this programme.” This was the reaction of Jason Biel, one of 14 learners from the Mitchells Plain area who participated in a tutelage […]

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Don’t miss out on Koos Kombuis and Foto na Dans’ shows at the Student Arts Festival

If the well-known local band, Foto na Dans, and South African poet, writer and singer Koos Kombuis is just the kind of music you need to don your dancing shoes, make sure that you do not miss the opportunity to see these artists live at the Student Arts Festival on 28 September and 1 October. […]

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Mahler 4th for final 2011 USSO concert

The final concert of the Stellenbosch University Symphony Orchestra (USSO) for 2011 will take place on 1 October in the Endler Hall at 20:00. To mark the centenary of the great Gustav Mahler’s death, USSO’s music director has decided to pay tribute to him with a performance of his much-loved fourth symphony. This symphony culminates […]

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Need new teaching tools?

The arrival of spring brings renewed energy and inspiration, also for teaching at SU! The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is presenting the annual Spring Teaching Academy on 25 and 26 October 2011. A series of workshops on professional teaching is offered in parallel sessions over the two days. The workshops vary in length […]

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