Latest Matieland now available online

The lastest edition of Matieland, Stellenbosch University’s alumni magazine, is now available online. A translated version – in English – is available here (Inetkey must be open).

This edition’s front page article is about the University’s Campus Master Plan which will, for the next few years, serve as a guide for the development of physical spaces on campus. The alumni focus article is on Sherylle Calder, known visual skills specialist who boasts two Rugby World Cup victories through her involvement with the victorious British and South African teams in 2003 and 2007 respectively.

The edition also contains a number of opinion articles. Prof Francois Vrëy of the Faculty of Military Science writes of the challenges that armies in Africa face, Prof John Powell, Director of the Business School, shed light on what it takes to do an MBA and Prof Faadiel Essop, Chairperson of the Department Physiological Sciences, writes about young people’s eating habits.

As usual Matieland is packed with alumni, students and sports news. A full four pages are dedicated to books and culture  (have a look at Pieter Odendaal’s poem on page 46) and in the regular article “Mom, I want to study” the spotlight falls on horticulture as a field of study. There are also articles on the HOPE Project, donations to Stellenbosch University, climate change, Maties and the increasing popularity of skateboarding on campus.

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