Archive | September, 2012
Liezl Munnik

Two SPL associates win competition for restructuring of Hawks

“We are ecstatic that the judges considered our work worthy enough to choose us as winners. It is an honour to be counted among the top thinkers in the anti-corruption field in South Africa.” This was the reaction of Ms Liezl Munnik over the weekend after she and her colleague, Ms Nicolette Louw, heard that […]

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Stellenbosch honours Olympic and Paralympic heroes

Local members of the South African Olympic and Paralympic team were honoured on Friday, 28 September, by the Stellenbosch Municipality, in conjunction with the Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI) and Maties Sport. Well-known faces such as Hilton Langenhoven, Jonathan Ntutu, Ilse Carstens (Hayes) and Dyan Buis were transported in an open-top bus to schools […]

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Stellenbosch Forum Lecture: Prof Leon Dicks (11 October)

You are hereby cordially invited to the sixth Stellenbosch Forum Lecture of the year. The Stellenbosch Forum lecture series was started in 1990 and provides regular opportunities to staff and students at SU, as well as interested people from the public, to learn more about the relevant, world-class research that is being done at SU. […]

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PhD Oral Examination: Mr S Heckroodt (10 October)

The oral examination of PhD candidate Mr S Heckroodt with the title A study for an expanded conceptual framework and the impact on current business environmental scanning – a systems approach will take place on 10 October 2012 at 14:00 in Room 715, CGW  Schumann Building.  Anyone welcome.  Please contact Marie Malherbe at

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Part-time consultant positions available at the SU Language Centre’s Writing Laboratory

Part-time consultant positions are available at the SU Language Centre’s Writing Laboratory for postgraduate students registered at Stellenbosch University.  Preference is given to M and D students.  Students from the following faculties are encouraged to apply: Economic and Management Sciences, Engineering, AgriSciences, Natural Sciences and Arts and Social Sciences (Psychology). Responsibilities of the consultants will include: […]

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Create new words and win a prize

Can you think of new creative English words for the Afrikaans bulletjie, koeksister and langarm? Come show your worth and take part in the Language Centre’s New Words competition held from 1-31 October in celebration of their tenth birthday. You stand the chance of winning a R1000 book voucher from Protea Bookshop or The English […]

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Faculty of Medicine announces 2012 Sports Man/Woman of the Year

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences recently announced their 2012 Sports Man/Woman of the Year at the annual sports dinner at Tygerberg campus. Sarah Cawood, a second-year Physiotherapy student, was named the 2012 Sports Woman of the Year. She received Protea colours for Polocrosse earlier this year. Other achievements include her leading as a […]

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Political Science Friday Seminar: 5 October

Speaker: Dr Ubanesia Adams-Jack, Lecturer: Department of Political Science, SU Topic: “Explaining the shifts in approach to gender equality promotion in South Africa.” Date: 5 October 2012 Time: 12:15 – 13:30 Venue: Room 648, Arts & Social Sciences Building Contact: Derica Lambrechts, on 021 808 2476 or

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SU rewards learners for hard work

While talent is spread evenly through our population, opportunities and resources are not. That is why it is necessary to level the playing field. And according to Stellenbosch University’s Rector and Vice Chancellor, Prof Russel Botman, that is what the HOPE@Maties programme is all about. Prof Botman was one of the speakers at the HOPE@Maties […]

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Joaquim Chissano (Photo credit – Justin Alberts)

Former African President among Stellenbosch University’s six new honorary graduands

A former president of Mozambique, an internationally renowned innovator in the field of water purification, a physicist and a leader in the South African union movement who also played a pivotal role in ensuring that South Africa won the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope, the governor of the Reserve Bank, a […]

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Stellenbosch to honour local Olympic and Paralympic sport stars

The Stellenbosch Municipality, in conjunction with the Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI) and Maties Sport will celebrate the performances of Stellenbosch’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes at the London 2012 Summer Games with a bus tour through town and a function at the Town Hall on Friday, 28 September. As part of the proceedings the […]

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Apply now for Work-Study Program 2013

Applications for Work-Study Program 2013 are open!  Work-Study Program gives financially needy and deserving students an opportunity to earn a subsistence income. The aim of this program is to aid students who find themselves under financial strain regarding basic essential needs such as food, books, and as well other necessities.  Please submit your completed application form […]

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Library and Information Service: October training and events

The Library and Information Service offers a number of training opportunities and events in October. ALL SESSIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH. PLEASE NOTE THAT BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL LIBRARY TRAINING. Storing and sharing large files Venue: Research Commons (JS Gericke Library) Date: 11 October Time: 13:00-14:00 Target group: Post-graduate students and […]

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Logan Standaar with parents Melvin & Lillian Standaar

Top student receives Schumann Award

The gold CGW Schumann medal for the best postgraduate student in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at Stellenbosch University has been awarded to Mr Logan Standaar. Prof Johann de Villiers, Dean of the Faculty, recently presented it to him at a function held in Stellenbosch. The medal is named after the Faculty’s first […]

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Racial discrimination based on skin colour is unacceptable, says expert

We cannot use skin colour to justify racial discrimination. This was the view of Dr Nina Jablonski, Professor of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University and fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), during the sixth STIAS public lecture of 2012 held on Tuesday (25 September). According to Prof Jablonski, skin colour must not be […]

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