Archive | August, 2012

Academic receives medal in acknowledgement of his work in Geography

The gold medal that he received from the Society of South African Geographers was achieved on the shoulders of others – people like his parents and family, colleagues and people who, along with him, dedicate their lives to trying to create a better future for everyone through education. So says Prof Peter Beets of the […]

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Library Workshop: ScienceDirect, Scopus and SciVerse (10 September)

Learn about the easiest way to get to relevant content fast with ScienceDirect, Scopus & SciVerse. *Scopus is currently the world’s largest multi-discipline abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature comprising 19 500 journals from 5 000 publishers worldwide. Although multi-disciplined the database leans toward science, technology and medicine. * ScienceDirect is a leading full-text […]

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Back Injury Awareness Week 3 to 10 September: Learn to reduce your risk

During Back Injury Awareness Week from 3-10 September the focus will fall on back injuries and how to prevent them. Here are ways to reduce the risk: Back injuries have many causes and work-related, sports-related and day-to-day activities all carry a risk. Although 60-85% of adults will experience back pain in their lives, there are a number of […]

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Winner of SU-JIP Matriculant of the Year competition announced

The 2012 SU-JIP Matriculant of the Year wants to be a citizen of change in South Africa. Lance van Rooy, head boy of The Settlers High School in Bellville, was announced the winner of this competition at a function hosted at the Wallenberg Research Centre in Stellenbosch on Thursday, 30 August. He was one of […]

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Local athletes in action at Paralympics today (Friday)

Natalie du Toit won South Africa’s first gold medal at the Paralympic Games in London on Thursday. The following members of the Maties/Helderberg Sports Club for People with Disabilities are in action today (Friday 31 August) and they will hopefully add to the medal tally: (Please add one hour for SA time) Athletics 200m – T46 […]

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SU inaugurates unique house for theology students

A historical building in Stellenbosch, Weidenhof House, refurbished especially for theology students from other African countries, will be officially inaugurated at 18:00 on Tuesday, 4 September. At the event, which will be celebrated at the Faculty of Theology in Dorp Street, Dr Uma Onwunta, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Lagos in Nigeria and former […]

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Data-mining revolution to be deliberated at conference

South Africa can benefit greatly from the advancement in technology that has led to the accumulation of vast quantities of biological data, provided that this data can be appropriately analysed. Issues associated with Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and their application in current ‘real world’ dilemmas will be discussed at the joint meeting of […]

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Matie Community Service honours student volunteers

Matie student volunteers were honoured for their contributions to the community during the annual recognition function of Matie Community Service’s (MCS) One-Stop Service on Monday, 27 August. MCS, one of the Community Interaction Flagship Projects of Stellenbosch University (SU) and also a HOPE Project initiative, provides for the needs of communities inside and outside Stellenbosch and has […]

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PhD candidate’s quest to promote food security

The Department of Soil Science and the Department of Agronomy in the Faculty of AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University (SU) has embarked on a long-term field study to determine the effects of biochar on agricultural practises. At the centre of this project is Ms Makhosazana Sika, a PhD candidate who is trying to trace what happens […]

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Library and Information Service: September training and events

ALL SESSIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH. PLEASE NOTE THAT BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL LIBRARY TRAINING. Scopus citation analysis and journal impact factor workshop Venue: E-classroom (JS Gericke Library) Date: 11 September Time: 9:30 – 13:00 Target group: academic staff, researchers and senior research students Booking form: Library induction Part 1 […]

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17″ LCD Monitors for sale (departments only)

17″ LCD Monitors for sale (departments only) at R450. Contact Jeanette at

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Blue moon fun ride Friday evening

Stellenbosch cyclists will be celebrating the blue moon on Friday evening (31 August 2012) with a #moonlightmass fun ride through the streets of the town and university campus. The event starts at 19:00 in the car park behind the Brazen Head on the corner of Victoria St and Andringa Ave. It is being organised by […]

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Dr Lis Lange and Prof Catherine Odora Hoppers to present at the Community Interaction Symposium – 6 September

The Division for Community Interaction, Stellenbosch University, cordially invites you to attend the annual Community Interaction Symposium. The keynote speaker is Dr Lis Lange, Senior Director of the Directorate for Institutional Research and Academic Planning at the University of the Free State. Previously Dr Lange was the Executive Director (2006-2010) of the Higher Education Quality […]

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2011 Annual Report available

The 2011 Stellenbosch University Annual Report is available from Mrs Dorothy van Kerwel in Admin B (Office 1217). Interested staff members are welcome to collect a copy.

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Latest Matieland – Riaan Cruywagen writes for us

The latest edition of Matieland, Stellenbosch University’s alumni magazine, is now available online. A translated version – in English – is available here (Inetkey must be open). Is Africa awakening? This is the question that is asked in the front page article written by freelance journalist Jaco Leuvennink. Other articles are about, among others, the […]

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