Archive | November, 2012

‘Dissatisfaction’ with low wages ‘warranted’ – Stellenbosch Deputy Mayor

Farmworkers’ “dissatisfaction” with their low daily pay is “warranted”, Stellenbosch Deputy Executive Mayor Martin Smuts said Friday morning [30 November 2012] at a book launch outside the Winelands town. “Privileged kids often have breakfast in the morning with a value of around R150, so asking for a living wage of R150 is reasonable,” he said. […]

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Koi fish for sale

The Botanical Garden is selling some of its well-nurtured Koi fish. Each fish is approximately 30-40cm in length and brightly orange/black mottled in colour.  Clients are welcome to come view and make their selection. Price per Koi varies between R400-R450. They will catch them, please bring your own containers.   Contact Viola or Marga at 021 808 3054.

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Scientists map iron in Southern Ocean to understand how it helps to curb greenhouse gases

South African and American-based researchers have mapped different kinds of iron particles in the Southern Ocean – all in an effort to understand which regions of the world’s oceans are most helpful in curbing harmful greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The pioneering study is published in the November 2012 edition of the world’s leading academic […]

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HELTASA honours innovative lecturers

Five of the country’s top lecturers shared their teaching secrets on the second day of the HELTASA conference held at Stellenbosch University (SU) Every year the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of South Africa (HELTASA) rewards resourceful lecturers who think innovatively about teaching and learning and implement their ideas. The HELTASA conference started on […]

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Psychology services for schools unequally distributed

Violence, engagement in risk behaviours such as drug abuse and risky sexual activity are major problems facing society and these often spill over to the school environment. However, there is a lack of educational psychological services in especially poorer areas, Prof Ronelle Carolissen, Head of the Department of Educational Psychology: Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University […]

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Year-end function of Centre for Studente Affairs and MCS on 30 November

  The Centre for Student Affairs and Maties Community Service (MCS) will have their year-end function on 30 November. In a case of emergency, the following people can be contacted:   Dr Llewellyn MacMaster: 083 413 0400  Dr Leslie van Rooi: 071 194 2324  Mr Gareth Cornelissen: 083 654 9749

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TEFL Certificate Course offered at SU

The Stellenbosch University Language Centre’s 120-hour TEFL course prepares individuals for a life of adventure teaching English abroad. A TEFL certificate in addition to an undergraduate degree will put you in good stead for an overseas teaching position at a private language school, government school, tertiary institution or NGO. TEFL trainees who have successfully completed […]

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Reminder: Application for access to parking 2013

Thank you to all the colleagues who have already submitted their applications for access to parking in 2013. Since this is a new system, a facility has been created for you to verify whether your application has been submitted as you intended. Please click on the following link to view your application: All the […]

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Teaching and learning ‘the cornerstones of higher education’

Delegates from all over the world, including Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, Ghana and Zimbawe gathered in Stellenbosch on Wednesday, 28 November, for the annual conference of the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA), hosted by Stellenbosch University (SU). The conference, themed “Higher education that matters to society that […]

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Survivor tells story of abuse and new hope

During Sixteen Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children a concerted effort is made to highlight the abuse and disrespect meted out to some of the most vulnerable groups of society. One woman, Prunella September, told her story of abuse to Stephanie Nieuwoudt. Her boyfriend locked him and her daughter (then 8 […]

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DAAD staff opportunities: Research stays and bilateral exchanges in Europe

SU staff can apply for programmes that promote staff mobility: research stays and bilateral exchanges for academics and scientists. Research stays for University Academics and Scientists Application deadlines: 1 October for stays as of February of the following year; 1 April for stays as of August. Applications must be submitted to the Embassy of the […]

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Stage is set for World Aids Day gala concert

The 8th Annual World Aids Day Gala Concert will be held at the Artscape Opera House on Saturday, 1 December 2012 at 20:00 and brings to South Africa another spectacular inspirational evening. Also to be acknowledged are the 16 Days of Activism for ‘No Violence Against Women and Children’ which takes place every year from […]

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Property Services has year-end function on 30 November

The Property Services division’s year-end function will take place on Friday, 30 November 2012, from 12:00. Only standby staff will be available. Urgent matters can be reported by dialling the Helpdesk at 021 808 4666.

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Send information about ‘interesting degrees’ to Communication and Liaison

In the light of the approaching graduation ceremonies the Division for Communication and Liaison requests staff members to assist it in identifying “interesting degrees” for possible media coverage.  This includes: Degrees about interesting, unusual or topical subjects (especially Master’s or doctoral degrees). Degrees that were obtained under difficult circumstances, for example by students with disabilities […]

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Maties students present research at annual SKA conference

Stellenbosch University engineering and physics students, whose studies are supported through the South African Square Kilometer Array(SKA) project, are presenting their research work to their peers and academics at the 7th annual SKA Africa Postgraduate Bursary Conference this week. The event is being held at the Wallenberg Centre on the campus of Stellenbosch University. This […]

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