Archive | May, 2013

Short Social-science Methods courses offer networking opportunities

About three years ago Jan Vorster, Chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, realised that the many queries received from outside Stellenbosch University (SU) relating to research methods, could be turned into a mutually beneficial opportunity. “There was a huge need for training in social-science research methods from postgraduate students outside our Department and individuals […]

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Musiek Bennie van Eeden

Daily musical challenges Van Eeden’s joy

It is the lack of boredom and the daily challenges that have kept him at the Department of Music for 25 years. “I am very happy to be able to work with music students, who generally are very sensitive and refined people,” says Mr Bennie van Eeden, under whose guidance many a student has excelled […]

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Chinese companies in Africa becoming more risk averse

Over the past decade, China’s influence on the African continent has grown significantly. While this growth has been primarily within the economic sphere, such expansion has increasingly become bound up with issues of political involvement. This is because huge capital investments are inevitably bound up with questions of securing assets and personnel, not to mention growing […]

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Another autumn picture

Lydia Willems from the Department of Botany and Zoology sent in this beautiful picture. Bontleng Molefe (MSc Agronomy) wanted to share this lovely picture she took at Concordia Residence on 15 May with the Maties community. Please send any interesting or beautiful photographs to and share it with everyone.

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Stellenbosch University Schools Interaction Forum

​​Dr Rehana Malgas-Enus, Chemistry lecturer at SU will introduce her Chemistry Community Project and will be joined by Nazeem Edwards, SU Physical Science Education lecturer, to explore collaboration to build Community of Practice possibilities between trainee and In-Service teachers and the lecturers in the disciplines. Gillian Kay, Physical Science Education Specialist at the Schools Development Unit of […]

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Feminists and activists to discuss issues at workshop

​​A workshop bringing together feminists in academia as well as grassroots activists will be hosted by the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology on 30-31 May. The aim of this workshop is to determine whether academic research and the concepts, questions and concerns we deal with are relevant and could assist the communities and people studied. The Feminist […]

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Lunchtime discussion: Desmond Painter talks to Willem Anker

​​​​​​​The Department of Afrikaans and Dutch is presenting a Lunchtime Discussion on Thursday 23 May. Dr Desmond Painter, critic and lecturer in the Department of Psychology, will participate in a discussion with Dr Willem Anker, acclaimed writer and lecturer in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch. They will talk about the writing process, research for a […]

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Awareness around bipolar disorder

SADAG (SA Depression and Anxiety Group), in collaboration with the Centre for Student Counselling and Development (CSCD,US), will be raising awareness around Bipolar Disorder by screening Silver Linings Playbook – an Oscar winning film. A psychologist will be available during the screening to discuss questions and comments.  The average age of onset of bipolar disorder […]

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AFRICAN SUN MeDIA gets new home

Just over ten years ago Ms Justa Niemand realised one day she no longer wants to work in a traditional publishing environment, nor did she want to work for somebody else. Full English text to follow soon ʼn Rapsie meer as tien jaar gelede het me Justa Niemand op ʼn dag besef sy wil nie meer in ʼn […]

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Seminar: Department Sociology and Social Anthropology (16 May)

​​​​​​​​​Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Deevia Bhana, Faculty of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal Topic: ​”Innocent? Another look at children, sexuality and schooling” Date: Thursday 16 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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Politieke Wetenskap Studenteparlement Maxine

Speaker of Student Parliament believes in engagement

She has always been interested in politics and when she was a child she would excitedly wait for the news bulletin on TV. The newspaper would be read from cover to cover. “I loved hearing about things happening in the world,” says Maxine Bezuidenhout (19), a second-year student, who was recently chosen as Speaker of […]

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History as subject now more relevant than ever – Grundlingh

He never thought he would win the Stals Prize for Historiography after previously having had certain misgivings about it. But he is thankful nevertheless, Prof Albert Grundlingh told Stephanie Nieuwoudt. About three weeks after the announcement that he was to receive the Stals Prize from the SA Academy for Science and Art, Prof Albert Grundlingh, chairperson of […]

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ADA OECD Workshop  (7) klein

Boundaries not appropriate in times of crisis

​In times of crisis boundaries cannot be drawn between countries and regions. It is therefore important that there is wide cooperation in order to respond and adapt appropriately to future crises resulting from environmental change. “In Southern Africa it is possible for Mosambique to flood when heavy rainfalls occur in South Africa,” said Mr Mmboneni […]

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Lecture: Department of Psychology

Dr Mzikazi Nduna, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, will deliver a lecture at the SU Department of Psychology on: Factors that hinder the disclosure of the biological identity of a father to a child: the mother’s perspective. Abstract Undisclosed father identity is prominent among South African children growing […]

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Seminar: Department of Modern Foreign Languages

You are cordially invited to a lecture by Dr. Éric Levéel (Stellenbosch University – French Section) on Simone de Beauvoir and Romania – A Distant Gaze Date: Friday 17 May Time: 13:00 – 13:50 Venue: Arts & Social Sciences Building: Seminar Room 551

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