Archive | October, 2012

Parking fee 2012

Notice has been taken of the e-mail about the recovery of parking fees that is currently doing the rounds. This recovery took place after repeated communication with the campus community. In this communication reference was made to the context in which the handling and cost of parking would be managed from now on – that […]

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Oude Libertas Summer Concerts

Oude Libertas Summer Concert Venue:  Oude Libertas Amphitheatre Date:  23 November 2012 – 10 March 2013 Bookings:  Computicket Programme:

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Inaugural lecture: Prof Leon de Kock (19 November)

Prof Leon de Kock of the Department of English will be presenting his inaugural lecture on Monday, 19 November 2012. Title: The Confessio of an Academic Ahab: Or, how I sank my own disciplinary ship. Date: Monday, 19 November 2012 Time: 17:00 for 17:30 Venue: Jannasch Hall, Konservatorium, Victoria Street Refreshments will be served after […]

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Health Care plan changes

Discovery Health Medical Scheme (‘Discovery’) has announced an average increase of 10.9% for 2013. Click here for the communication regarding your health care plan changes for 2012. Members, who wish to make a plan change for 2013, will be given the opportunity to make these changes online via the Human Resources link on the University’s website. […]

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The future of Stellenbosch – take part in the conversation

The much-anticipated book Sustainable Stellenbosch – Opening Dialogues will be launched on 30 November 2012 with a special day-long workshop engaging key actors in meaningful discussions about the future of the greater Stellenbosch region. The idea with the book and workshop is to kick off a conversation about a sustainable future for the people of […]

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Masters students’ research can promote sustainability

Research that supports a just transition of the South African economy from a resource-intensive to a low-carbon, green economy and benefits, among other things, Agritourism, sustainability in the restaurant industry and green job opportunities. These are some of the topics to be discussed at a colloquium of the Masters Programme in Sustainable Development Planning and […]

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Russian piano virtuoso brings Endler Concert Series to dramatic close

The Endler Concert Series draws to a dramatic close with a recital by Russian pianist Konstantin Scherbakov on Saturday, 3 November. Konstantin Scherbakov, one of the finest Russian pianists of his generation, will be undertaking a CD release tour to Johannesburg, Durban, Harare, Bulawayo, Cape Town and Stellenbosch. His tour not only includes solo recitals, […]

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American Consul General visits Hope@Maties Centre in Paarl

“It is inspiring to be here to hear the good news stories and to see the hope that is in your faces and hearts, for your future”. This was the message of Ms Erica Barks-Ruggels, Consul General of the United States of America in Cape Town at a recent celebration of the Hope@Maties initiative of […]

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Moral responsibility, accountability and maternal death in Central Africa: a historical approach (1 November)

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Prof Megan Vaughan, Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History, Cambridge Date: Thursday, 1 November 2012 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue: 4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 401 Contact person: Elizabeth Hector, or 021 808 9286.

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Biochemistry Forum: MSc defence (1 November)

Biochemistry Forum:  MSc defence Candidate: Almero Barnard Title: The Optimization of the extraction and purification of Horseradish peroxidase from Horseradish roots Supervisor: Prof P Swart Date: Thursday 1 November 2012 Time: 13:00 Venue:  Biochemistry Seminar Room A111, JC Smuts Building, Stellenbosch Enquiries: Prof Amanda Swart; Tel:  021 808564; Email:

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Biochemistry Forum: PhD Progress Lecture (1 November)

Biochemistry Forum: PhD Progress Lecture Candidate:  Koch Visser Title: The molecular mechanism of action whereby phytoestrogenic extracts of Cyclopia modulates estrogen induction of breast cancer Promotor:  Prof A Louw Date:  Thursday, 1 November 2012 Time:  13:00 Venue:  Biochemistry Seminar Room A111, JC Smuts Building, Stellenbosch Enquiries:  Prof Amanda Swart, Tel: 021 8085864, Emailer:

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Innovator to speak at MIH Media Lab (5 November)

Stuart Forrest, CEO of Triggerfish Animation Studios, will be the speaker at the last Media Lab Monday event of the year on Monday, 5 November. Stuart has over 15 years production experience in character design, storyboarding, scriptwriting, music scores and character animation. He is a producer on Adventures in Zambezia and Khumba and is one […]

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Young property lawyers encouraged to learn from each other

Young property law researchers from across the globe were encouraged to use the third Young Property Lawyers Forum (YPLF), hosted in Stellenbosch this week, to learn from each other and to strenghten the international network of young property lawyers. They and senior property law scholars from countries like South Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, […]

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SAMS / AIMS public lecture on “The Mathematics of Planet Earth”

The mathematical theme of the year 2013 has been declared by the International Mathematical Union to be The Mathematics of Planet Earth. The annual congress of the South African Mathematical Society (SAMS) takes place in Stellenbosch this year. In keeping with this theme, SAMS in partnership with the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) will […]

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Redefining Community Interaction at SU (13 November)

The Division for Community Interaction cordially invites you to participate in the Community Interaction, Community of Practice. Dr Jerome Slamat (Senior Director: Community Interaction) will present a paper proposing a re-definition of Community Interaction and identify criteria for the monitoring and evaluation of Community Interaction. This will be followed by a broader discussion which will […]

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