Archive | November, 2011
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Experts lay foundation for SIGLA’s future

Experts in security, politics, human rights and military science lay the foundation for the future operations of Stellenbosch University’s Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA@Stellenbosch) at its first public event, the Colloquium on Peace, Security and Governance, held today (30 November). SIGLA aspires to be a Pan-African leadership institute that contributes toward […]

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Communication from Council

At its meeting on 28 November 2011, the Council of Stellenbosch University (SU) dealt with the following matters:  1.    Composition of Council The Minister of Higher Education and Training has requested SU to allocate the maximum number of ministerial appointments to Council that he is entitled to. This to bring SU in line with established […]

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Gradex’11 explores the in-between spaces where new meaning is created

The Visual Arts Class of 2011 kicked off the annual Gradex exhibition on Friday, 25 November, with an opening reception featuring music by The Cat and the Jackal and an address by artist and Stellenbosch University alumnus Francis Burger. This year the theme of the group exhibition, which features works from studio practice majors in […]

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Finance Department’s year-end function on 9 December

The staff from the Department of Finance will attend their year-end function on Friday, 9 December 2011. Staff will therefore not be available from 12:00.  Staff will be on standby to attend to urgent requests or queries. For urgent requests or queries, the following persons can be contacted: Financial Services & Creditors:021 808 4200 Urgent […]

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SUSPI youth summer sports camp

Entries are open for the SUSPI youth summer sport camp.   Basic information:  Date: 12-14 December 2011 Time: 08h00 – 14h30 daily Ages: 5-12 years Costs: R360 per child (including camp t-shirt)  (10% familiy discount applies) Activities: Various sport related activities Web entries: www.suspico.za/summersport Contact: Marshia Meniers – 021 808 4731 / mmeniers@sun.ac.za.

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Biochemistry Year- end Function: 2 December

The Department of Biochemistry will be closed on Friday, 2 December 2011 from 11:00 for the rest of the day.

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Let us spread some joy this festive season

Would you like to lend a helping hand this festive season? Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Employee Volunteer Programme (EVP), which kicked off earlier this year with Mandela Day activities, is giving staff the opportunity to help Stellenbosch Hospice in donating  Christmas packages to 430 children and 800 food hampers to its patients. The aim of SU’s Employee […]

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SU lecturer new chairperson of the Afrikaanse Taalraad

Dr Michael le Cordeur is the new chairperson of the Afrikaanse Taalraad (ATR), – an umbrella organisation which represents more than 40 member organisations and more than 400 000 people. He takes over from Prof Wannie Carstens (director of Languages at the NWU and a member of the SU-Board). Dr Le Cordeur is currently lecturing Afrikaans […]

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Doctoral students share research with public

Biological pesticides, pedestrian traffic jams, cleaner drinking water, a sustainable environment, the link between schizophrenia and the use of the well-known drug Tik, the risks of contraceptive injections, and the relationship between obesity and heart diseases. These are just some of the exiting topics 25 doctoral students from eight faculties at Stellenbosch University (SU) will […]

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Academic Planning Committee greets stalwarts

Two senior academics, Prof David Butler and Prof Doug Rawlings who served 12 and 10 years respectively on Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Academic Planning Committee (APC), have retired. In his term Prof Rawlings attended 66 APC meetings and Prof Butler 56 meetings. The APC is a standing committee of Senate which advises about matters of strategic academic interest, academic policy matters […]

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Postdoctoral research fellowship

Scope of Research: To investigate the extension of labour rights to workers in the informal economy Requirement: LLD or equivalent qualification (must have graduated within the last five years) Commencement of duties: 1 January 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter Closing date: 9 December 2011 Enquiries: Prof OC Dupper, Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University (ocd@sun.ac.za) […]

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Tertiary Chemistry Education

Scope of Research: The successful applicant will be required to conduct research into tertiary chemistry education research with the focus on the development and application of technology to improve the teaching effectiveness of first year chemistry inside as well as outside of the class room.  It will be expected from the successful candidate to publish […]

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African Doctoral Academy receives $1 million from Carnegie Corporation

The African Doctoral Academy (ADA) recently received a generous grant of $1 million from the Carnegie Corporation which will enable the Academy to offer support tuition and reduced fees to doctoral students wishing to attend their courses. A portion of the $1 million grant has also been set aside for 15 bursaries for PhD candidates […]

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Year-end function: Campus Health Service

Campus Health Services will be closed on 2 December from 12:00 for their annual year-end function. Our doors will re-open on Monday, 5 December 2011 at 08:00.

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SURMEPI bursaries available

SURMEPI (Stellenbosch University Rural Medical Education Partnership Initiative) is offering bursaries for Masters & PhD students conducting research in rural or underserved areas, or on relevant aspects of healthcare in rural or underserved areas. Criteria for admission include: Masters -: Acceptance for admission into a Master’s programme PhD -: if students are not already registered […]

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