Archive | March, 2012

Fifth generation Matie awarded journalism degree

A fifth generation Matie, Ms Esteé de Villiers, boasts with a bloodline that dates back to the 1870’s. She received her B.Phil. degree in Journalism last night (Thursday 29 March) from Stellenbosch University. It is however not only Matie-blood that runs deep in her veins, but also printer’s ink. Estée’s father, late Mr Louis de […]

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Community involvement founded in hope says recipient of SU honorary degree

“My involvement in the community over many years was founded in hope. Hope that was supported by actions and that have sometimes lead to hopeless situations that changed into hopefulness with the knowledge that the simplest good deed is better than the most honourable intention.” These were the words of Dr David Piedt, respected community […]

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Four PhD graduates make supervisor proud

Four polymer science graduates – all sharing the same supervisor – were among the doctorate students in the Faculty of Science who received their degrees on Wednesday, 28 March. Dr Njabu Gule, Dr Rueben Pfukwa, Dr Nathalie Bailly and Dr Osama Bshena were all supervised by Prof Bert Klumperman, holder of a South African Research […]

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“Sustainable Food for Life” Career and Bursary Fair

Sustainable Food for Life Career and Bursary Fair to be held at SU

A unique Career and Bursary Fair to introduce the agricultural industry, and more specific the opportunities within the entire value chain of the fresh produce industry, will be hosted on the Stellenbosch University campus on Thursday, 12 April 2012 (09:00 – 15:30). The Career Fair, an initiative of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), an international […]

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Statistical consultation available on campus

Contact the Centre for Statistical Consultation to assist you in proper statistical design of your research. Correct statistical analysis of research data can only be done if it is based on sound statistical design of the underlying experiments. Ensure correct statistical design and analysis of your research by contacting the Centre for Statistical Consultation. Most […]

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‘Dismantling reified African culture through localised homosexualities: Ethnography from Uganda’

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Stella Nyanzi, Makerere Institute of Social Research & Visiting fellow, Centre for Humanities Research, UWC Date:  Thursday, 29 March 2012 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue:  4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 403 Contact person: Elizabeth Hector, ehector@sun.ac.za or (021 808 9286).

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PhD a dream come true for Rejoyce Gavhi

When it comes to perseverance, dedication and excellence, Dr Rejoyce Gavhi is a prime example. The 28-year-old, who was awarded a PhD in Mathematics at Stellenbosch University’s (SU) third March graduation ceremony on Wednesday, 28 March, was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 but managed to complete her studies despite undergoing exhausting treatments. In 2008, she […]

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Pasella’s Vicky Davis graduates at Stellenbosch University

Vicky Davis is well-known as one of the presenters of the popular TV show Pasella. But this 30-year- old brunette is also a very dedicated student, who, for the last few years, has not only managed her various roles as TV presenter, script writer, play director and actress, but has also worked hard to complete […]

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Lower level of JS Gericke Library re-opened after flooding

The lower level of the JS Gericke Library has been re-opened following advice from experts that the affected area is now safe for use by personnel and clients.  This area had been closed off since 19 March subsequent to the flooding of the entire lower area due to a burst pipe. Staff will return to […]

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82 year old receives MPhil Degree in ‘troeteltaal’

It has long been a dream of her to obtain a postgraduate degree at Stellenbosch University and at 82 it has become reality. When Mrs Gerda Simpson retired as receptionist at the general practice of her son, Dr André Simpson, this active woman realised she had to keep herself occupied. “I needed to keep my […]

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Stellenbosch University welcomes international partners

From 27 to 31 March 2012, Stellenbosch University will play host to more than 20 international universities.  The Stellenbosch International Academic Networks (SIAN) meeting is an annual conglomeration of some of the Higher Education Institutions worldwide with which Stellenbosch University has partnered or engaged in agreements that range from student and staff exchanges, faculty- and […]

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New double Master programme in German launched

A new bi-national MA double degree in German in partnership with the Herder Institute of Leipzig University in Germany was launched by the German Section of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at Stellenbosch University (SU) today (Wednesday). The event took place at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) in Stellenbosch and coincided with […]

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Applications for examination invigilators May/June 2012 awaited

Applications are invited from persons who wish to undertake invigilation duties in the SU examinations from 22 May to 29 June 2012.   Minimum qualification is Matric, but preference will be given to staff members holding a degree and post-graduate students.   We regret that undergraduate students do not qualify. Lecturing staff should get permission from their […]

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49 students from Africa Centre for HIV/Aids Management receive MPhil degree

A total of 49 students from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences received their MPhil in HIV/Aids Management degrees at yesterday’s  graduation ceremony in the DF Malan Memorial Centre – the largest postgraduate group since the inception of the Africa Centre for HIV/Aids Management in 2003. It was the second of four graduation ceremonies […]

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SU expert’s son helps dad in the development of biofuels

The expression “like father, like son” is indeed true for biofuel expert Prof Emile van Zyl and his son, Sewis. This week Dr Van Zyl junior will receive his PhD in mechanical engineering for a research project which can eventually support the commercialisation of biofuels. Prof Van Zyl is a professor in the Department of […]

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