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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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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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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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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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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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Poetry game based on Japanese tradition presented at SU

A poetry-game based on a 400-year-old Japanese tradition will soon get a South African flavour. Students of Ms Halejoetse Tsehlana, a lecturer in the Department of English at Stellenbosch University, spent one of their recent classes playing Ogoola Karutu, the English version of this Japanese game. Ms Aya Feurst Hasegawa, a Japanese woman who originally […]

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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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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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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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Russel Botman to receive prestigious Abraham Kuyper Prize

Russel Botman to receive prestigious Abraham Kuyper Prize

Economic globalisation and the current financial crisis are endangering not only the sustainability of the planet but also the moral welfare of humankind and the future of young people. This will be the message of Stellenbosch University Rector and Vice-Chancellor Prof Russel Botman when he receives the Princeton Theological Seminary’s 2013 Abraham Kuyper Prize for […]

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First ‘Explosive Mondays’ athletics competition to be held on 15 April

The first in a series of three national student athletics competitions is to be held at the Coetzenburg Athletics Stadium on Monday (15 April). Dubbed “Explosive Mondays”, the competition is a new initiative of Varsity Sports – a partnership between the country’s top universities and Advent Sport Entertainment and Media Pty Ltd (ASEM) with the […]

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