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Fine Arts student exhibition 13-21 June

Stellenbosch University’s (SU) annual Fine Arts student exhibition will this year be hosted at the Sasol Art Museum in Ryneveld Street from 13 to 21 June. Titled “speak UP speak OUT”, the exhibition covers paintings and book art by 2nd and 3rd year students of the Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The […]

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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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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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SU Alumni comes out in full support of telethon for bursaries

Alumni of Stellenbosch University (SU) heeded the call to support an initiative to create opportunities for others to study at a world-class institution and raised just over R100 000. This was the result of SU’s annual telethon, the Giving Forward-campaign, where alumni were asked to pledge their support in aid of the SU Bursary Fund. Ms […]

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Start planning early and properly for retirement, says SU professor

“It is never too early to start planning for the retirement,” said Prof Niel Krige of the Department of Business Management at Stellenbosch University (SU) in his augural address in the Jannasch Hall of SU’s Conservatoire on Tuesday (16 April). According to Krige, people should as part of their planning try to work a little […]

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Investments in sustainable cities crucial for improved resource efficiency and poverty eradication

Investing in sustainable infrastructures and resource efficient technologies in cities offers a golden opportunity to deliver economic growth with lower rates of environmental degradation, reductions in poverty, cuts in greenhouse gases, and improved well-being. This is according to a new report, released by the United Nations in Nairobi in Kenya, today (17 April 2013). Prof […]

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Greening China-Africa relations

This is the ninth in a series of articles about sustainability and specifically sustainability within the University. What are our staff members contributing in their fields of expertise; in which sustainable projects and initiatives are they involved and what contribution do they make to this important issue in the rest of South Africa? Are you […]

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu to perform in Stellenbosch

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will make a rare stage appearance at the 10th annual Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival (SICMF) in July 2013. The esteemed Nobel Peace Prize-winner will be the narrator in a work by the South African composer Péter Louis van Dijk. Tutu has retired from public appearances but has made an exception […]

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Getting a head-start for this year’s Mathematics olympiads

Learners from several high schools in Stellenbosch, Somerset West and surrounding areas have been selected to receive specialised training through the South African Mathematics Foundation’s Siyanqoba regional olympiad training programme, hosted by Stellenbosch University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences. Funded by the Department of Science and Technology, the aim of the programme is to reach learners […]

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Academy to honour a number of SU academics

The Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy for Science and Art) will honour a good number of academics from Stellenbosch University (SU). Two award ceremonies will take place – in Pretoria (27 June) and in Stellenbosch (13 September) respectively. Those honoured from SU are Prof Eugene Cloete, Vice-Rector: Learning and Teaching; Prof […]

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Engineering Open Day (20 April)

You have an ideal opportunity to find out more about the interesting work of engineers at the Faculty of Engineering’s Open Day on Saturday 20 April 2013. There will be lots of exciting exhibits and demonstrations that will show how engineers use science and technology to make the world a better place for all. Pop […]

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Kassier Bursary Fund to be launched at Maties AgriSciences alumni function

Respected agricultural economist Prof Eckart Kassier will be the guest of honour at the launch of a postgraduate scholarship bearing his name on 3 May. The scholarship will be awarded to top achievers in agricultural economics at Stellenbosch University (SU). The function is hosted as joint event between the Faculty of AgriSciences and the Alumni […]

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SU staff take on 5 km Wellness Fun Walk/Run 2013

The Stellenbosch University (SU) central campus was a hive of activity on Thursday 11 April when 239 SU staff members took part in the third annual 5km Wellness Fun Walk/Run, which has become a fixed item on the University’s Wellness Calendar. Ms Maureen Kennedy, Manager: Employee Wellness, said apart from the aim of promoting a […]

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Convocation accepts motion in favour of proposed residence placement policy

The Convocation of Stellenbosch University (SU) accepted a motion in support of the new proposed residence placement policy at an extraordinary meeting on Thursday night (11 April 2013). There were 109 votes in favour of the motion and 77 votes against it. An earlier motion, which asked that the proposed policy be rejected, was not […]

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