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Language experts to gather in Stellenbosch

​​​​Stellenbosch is familiar with discussions and debates on language matters. From 1 to 4 July this year there will be yet more dialogue on language. But this time it is because Stellenbosch University is hosting one of the most important language-related gatherings in the country: the joint annual conference of three professional associations that focus […]

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Op-ed: Land reform must take note of changes in SA the past 100 years – Prof Cherryl Walker

The bitter legacy of the 1913 Natives Land Act continues to reverberate to this day, but if the state is to use the centenary as an opportunity for policy review and not just political hype, it needs to give considered attention to the differences between 1913 and 2013, Stellenbosch University’s Prof Cherryl Walker writes in […]

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Fracking will lead to health, environmental damage – expert at Land Divided conference

Despite arguments to the contrary, it seems as if fracking in the Karoo will cause large-scale damage to the environment, the health of people living there and the economy of the area. It could also lead to the further displacement of marginalised people. This was clear from a presentation by Dr David Fig delivered at […]

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Conference briefed on problems with land reform in SA

South Africa’s agrarian reform project is seriously lagging behind the stated target of putting 30% of land in the hands of black owners, participants in the Land Divided Conference heard on Monday (25 April 2013). Research findings presented showed that only 10% of land has so far been transferred, and that many transfer projects are […]

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South Africa’s land issues take centre stage at high-profile conference

South Africa’s land issues will take centre stage at a high-profile conference themed Land Divided: Land and South African Society in 2013, in Comparative Perspective. The conference commences on 24 March. This year marks the centenary of the notorious 1913 Land Act. As it was a hundred years ago, land in South Africa in 2013 […]

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World’s top experts on biofuels to gather in South Africa

Some of the world’s foremost experts on biofuels, including second and third-generation biofuel technologies, will gather in South Africa for the 20th International Symposium on Alcohol Fuels (ISAF). Taking place from 25 to 27 March at Spier Wine Estate outside Stellenbosch, the conference will focus on the role that alcohol fuels can play in enhancing […]

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SAMS Congress: Transforming and Liberating Spiritualities

The annual congress of the South African Missiological Society (SAMS) will be held from 13-15 March 2013 at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, with the theme: Transforming and Liberating Spiritualities in the 21st Century: Christianity in dialogue with… Prof Russel Botman will deliver the keynote address. The congress is hosted at a different institution each […]

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Southern Africa’s energy landscape under spotlight at STIAS discussion

An impressive panel of local and international experts will be interrogating Southern Africa’s broad energy and electricity landscape at the first STIAS-Wallenberg Round Table Meeting in Stellenbosch in March 2013.  South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan 2010–2030, as well as the chapters on energy infrastructure and environmental affairs of the National Development Plan accepted by government in […]

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Faculty of Theology presents conference as part of German-South African Year of Science

The Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University will play host to an international conference as part of the German-South African Year of Science 2012-2013. The  conference will take place at the faculty from 26 – 28 February 2013 on the theme: The role and function of indigenous knowledge for ethics and religion in the context […]

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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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‘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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Five SU Women attend HERS SA Academy 2012

The tenth HERS-SA Academy in Cape Town was attended by five women from Stellenbosch University – Prof Karen Esler (Conservation Ecology & Entomology), Dr Munita Dunn (Centre for Student Communities), Ms Ruth Baitsewe (Language Centre), Prof Karin Jacobs (Microbiology) and Dr Ethelwynn Stellenberg (Nursing). Prof Esler also serves as the Chair of the HERS-SA Board. […]

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Young Water Professionals Conference: Call for abstracts

Following two very successful conferences hosted at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria in 2010 and 2011, the third Regional Young Water Professionals’ Conference is moving to the Western Cape to take place at Stellenbosch University next year and students have until 15 January to submit their papers. This event will take place from Tuesday, 16 to Thursday, 18 July […]

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Chinese, Russian nuclear physicists meet in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch University’s Department of Physics is having quite a busy end of the year, thanks to visits by two groups of international nuclear physicists. Last week, Russian physicists met with their South African counterparts, while a symposium along with Chinese researchers is taking  place this week. The 2nd China-South Africa Joint Symposium on Nuclear Physics […]

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Coloured people must join other groups in the fight for justice, says judge

Coloured people’s fight for justice in the new South Africa should not take place in isolation from other disenfranchised groups, Judge Steven Majiedt of the Supreme Court of Appeal said on Friday (November 30). He was one of the guest speakers at a two-day (30 Nov-1 Dec) conference on ‘Coloured Identity’ held at the Beyers […]

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