Archive | April, 2013

SU Council decides on Vision 2030, transformation and residence placement policy

The positioning of Stellenbosch University (SU) as a transformed institution that is able to address the demands of a tertiary institution of the 21st century was established today (Monday, 29 April 2013), when the SU Council approved Management’s Institutional Intention and Strategy for 2013 to 2018. (Watch a video of Prof Russel Botman, SU Rector, here. SU staff, […]

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Artists reflect on nature of controversy

​They did not want to cause controversy with their visual arts exhibition Steek at the Wordfest, but rather hoped to reflect on the nature of controversy. So say the curators Dr Ernst van der Wal and Vulindlela Nyoni, artists and lecturers in the Departement of Visual Arts at Stellenbosch Universitey. The exhibition included works such as the controversial […]

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Influence of Ingrid Jonker extends beyond Afrikaans speakers

Close on 50 years after her death, Ingrid Jonker still manages to capture the imagination. And despite the many works on her that have already been published, every new book is awaited with great enthusiasm. The pocket-sized biography, Ingrid Jonker, written by Prof Louise Viljoen of the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch at Stellenbosch University, […]

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Seminar: Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology (2 May)

​​​​​​Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Petr Skalnik, Department of Politics, University of Hiradic Kralove, Czech Republic Date: Thursday 2 May 2013 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue: 4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 401 Contact person: Elizabeth Hector, or 021 808 2420.

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Political Science Friday Seminar (3 May)

Speaker: Prof Simon Bekker, Emeritus Professor in Sociology Topic: Countries of sub-Saharan Africa: is South Africa becoming one? Date: 3 May 2013 Time: 12:15 – 13:30 Venue: Room 648, Arts & Social Sciences Building Contact: Derica Lambrechts, 808 2476,

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New research project at SU focuses on racism in science

​​​​What was the role of science in the race-based policies of the past? How widespread was the use of research and teaching models grounded in racial thinking in South African universities? Has the historical legacy of science that involved the measurement and classification of South Africans into ‘tribes’ and ‘races’ been adequately understood and addressed within […]

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Centre for Chinese Studies public event: Managing Security and Risk in China-Africa Relations

The Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, cordially invites you to a public debate on the growing role of Chinese involvement in peace, security and risk management in Africa To be held at: iKhaya Lodge Conference Centre, Dunkley Square, Wandel Street, Cape Town, 29 April 2013, 17:00. As China’s economic expansion continues its role in […]

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‘Despairing youth should be given hope of a better future’ – Prof Russel Botman in 2013 Kuyper Prize Lecture, Princeton, USA

Globalisation could increasingly drive the youth worldwide into the arms of fanatical and extremist groups because of public and economic policy that continue to exclude the poor and other marginalised groups, Prof Russel Botman, recipient of the 2013 Abraham Kuyper Prize, warned in the US last night (18 April). Botman, who is Rector and Vice-Chancellor […]

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Students invited to apply for International Winter Schools at SU

The Postgraduate and International Office (PGIO) would like to invite registered Stellenbosch University students to apply for two international winter schools that will take place from 14 June – 19 July 2013 in Stellenbosch. Scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants when placed in their winter school programme. Application deadline for both winter schools: 3 […]

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Seminar: Department Sociology and Social Anthropology (23 April)

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Dunbar Moodie, Department of Sociology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva and New York Topic: “Cyril’s eyes lit up.” Roelf Meyer, Francois Venter, the Afrikaner Broederbond and the decision to abandon “group rights” in favour of a “regstaat” (constitutional state)”. Date: Tuesday 23 April 2013 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue: 4th […]

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South Africa’s first in vitro conceived Holstein calves born

The application of in vitro embrio production (IVEP) has recently led to the birth of South Africa’s first two Holstein calves.What makes this unique is the use of a supportive reproduction technique that is not commonly used in the dairy industry. (Complete English version to follow) Die versies, wat albei blakend gesond is, is op die plaas […]

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Vodacom workshop addresses growing demand for Android app developers

Why wait until your fourth year in computer science to try your hand at creating an Android app for smartphones? Thanks to a memorandum of understanding with mobile phone giant Vodacom programming enthusiasts (first years to senior students) can attend three free specialist hands-on workshops here on campus this year. The workshops offer a unique […]

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Overseas scholarships available for SU students: PGIO info session

The Postgraduate and International Office (PGIO) will be hosting a Scholarship Information Session on Monday 22 April 2013 from 17:00-19:00 in the Wilcocks Building 1012. All students wishing to find more info on bursaries currently available, should attend! Coordinators, organisers  or scholars from scholarships such as Mandela Rhodes, Rhodes, DAAD and the Abe Bailey Travel […]

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Touring Chinese Art Troupe to perform at concert in Stellenbosch

An Art Troupe from Zhejiang Normal University, a University located in Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province in China is touring through Africa and will perform at Stellenbosch University’s Conservatory on 25 April 2013 at 19:00. The Zhejiang Art Troupe, a touring group of traditional dancers, singers and artists trained in classical and contemporary performance arts will […]

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Seminar: Lay health worker (LHW) policy and practice (23 April)

Karen Daniels, employed as a Specialist Scientist at the Health Systems Unit of the Medical Research Council of South Africa, will speak about: Lay health worker (LHW) policy and practice: Lessons from South Africa and elsewhere, at the Department of Psychology. Daniels’ history is long and her interests are wide, so much so that she has […]

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