Archive | January, 2013
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Thousands of Maties want to make a difference

On Friday, February 1, thousands of first-year Stellenbosch University (SU) students get a chance to experience one of the core functions of the University namely community interaction. The students, in their respective residences and clusters, will participate in some 20 community engagement projects in and around Stellenbosch. The activities will include reading programmes, sport activities […]

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Faculty of Theology presents Theological Day

The Theological Day, which heralds the start of the academic year of the Faculty of Theology, takes place on Monday 4 February from 09:00 – 13:00 in the Attie van Wijk Auditorium at the Faculty (171 Dorp Street).   In the light of the 450-year anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism, this year’s programme will focus on […]

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SA exports down due to uncompetitiveness, keynote speaker tells manufacturing conference

The dwindling competitiveness of the South African manufacturing sector is to blame for the dramatic decline in the country’s exports to the EU, not Europe’s current economic woes, a senior foreign diplomat said in Stellenbosch Wednesday morning, 30 January 2013. Mr Andreas Künne, head of the German Embassy’s department for economic and global issues, was […]

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PGIO Senior Director receives award for excellent service to Confucius Institute

Mr Robert Kotzé, Senior Director: Postgraduate and International Office of Stellenbosch University, recently returned from China as one of the recipients of the Confucius Institute’s Individual Performance Excellence Award. This award, handed over by representatives of the Confucius Institute Headquarters at the 7th Confucius Institute Conference in Beijing in December 2012, recognises his work and excellent service to […]

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Human resources programme

Human Resources is running a programme for SU Staff – “Building Effective Relationships” – from 12 to 13 February 2013 and several spaces are still available. For more information on this programme as well as how to enrol, please see attached attached documents. Closing date for entries is 4 February 2013.

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Sport greetings from a chilly Sweden

Twelve Sport Science students in their final year of study at Stellenbosch University, accompanied by Dr Heinrich Grobbelaar and Dr Ranel Venter, are currently participating in a three-week exhange programme in Sweden. Linnaeus University in Vaxjo, Sweden, signed an exchange agreement with Stellenbosch University after a number of fact-finding visits and discussions between die respective […]

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Closing date for capturing of annual research outputs

Please be reminded that the annual capturing of research outputs ends on Monday, 4 February 2013. Please ensure, if you have not yet submitted your outputs, that you have captured all outputs and have submitted  all supporting documentations and reports  by then. Please contact the Division of Research Development if you have any enquiries. Dalené […]

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FNB Maties shine in preseason matches

FNB Maties recorded a good win over the South African U/20 rugby side last week (23 January) in a preseason match less than two weeks before the start of the FNB Varsity Cup competition. The Maroon Machine beat the Baby Boks 26-17 after they led 12-7 at halftime. The scorers were: For FNB Maties. Tries: Neethling Gericke, Wilhelm […]

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Biochemistry Forum: PhD defence (31 January)

Biochemistry Forum: PhD Defence 1:  Student: Danie Palm      Title: The regulatory design of glycogen metabolism in mammalian skeletal muscle      Promotor: Prof J-HS Hofmeyer 2:  Student: Renate Louw      Title: A study of the mechanism of progestin-induced regulation of IL-12 and IL-10 and implications for HIV  pathogenesis      Promotor: Dr D Africander 3:  Student: Tandeka Magcwebeba       […]

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MAD² kicks off with Bondelsport

It’s not every day you see Smurfs and Ninja Turtles running around on the fields at Coetzenburg, but that is exactly what happened when the first-years of Stellenbosch University (SU) gathered there on Monday (28 January) for the annual Bondelsport event. See photos on Facebook (tag yourself). Watch video. Bondelsport is the first event on the […]

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‘Green manufacturing’ high on the agenda at conference this week

“The Challenges of Green Manufacturing” will be the theme of discussions when leading researchers and industry representatives from around the world gather in Stellenbosch this week (30 January to 1 February 2013) for the 5th International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing (COMA ’13). “A sustainable environment has become the imperative of the millennium. In the context […]

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Attitude determines success, students told at team-building event

“Your attitude will decide whether you succeed or fail.” With these words Mr Riaan Manser, renowned adventurer and television personality, tried to inspire a large group of Stellenbosch University (SU) first-year students to new heights on Friday (25 January 2013). He talked to these students, all part of the University’s Validus cluster, about what it […]

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Always be open to learn more, Elle editor tells students

Welcoming week at Stellenbosch University (SU) is in full swing, with new students getting a taste of university life by attending various events as well as preparing for the upcoming MAD² activities. At Serruria residence, students invited Jackie Burger, the editor of Elle magazine and also a former Serrurian, to chat to them about issues affecting […]

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New medical students greeted at the ‘start of a long journey’

“This is the start of a very long journey…” With these words new students at Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBChB and BSc in Physiotherapy) were welcomed during a welcoming function on Tygerberg campus on Thursday, 24 January. The students and their parents attended the official welcoming by the Rector, Prof Russel […]

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Inaugural lecture: Prof Rachel Jafta (5 February)

Prof Rachel Jafta of the Department of Economics will be presenting her inaugural lecture on Tuesday, 5 February 2013. Title: Economics at the Carnival: from social entrepreneurship to social cohesion. Date: Tuesday, 5 February Time: 17:00 for 17:30 Venue: Jannasch Hall, Konservatorium, Victoria Street Refreshments will be served after the lecture. Please indicate whether you […]

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