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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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Stellenbosch Forum Lecture: Prof Jacky Snoep (24 April)

You are hereby invited to the third Stellenbosch Forum Lecture of the year. The Stellenbosch Forum lecture series was started in 1990 and provides regular opportunities to staff and students at SU, as well as interested people from the public, to learn more about the relevant, world-class research that is being done at SU. Researchers […]

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Promotion of African languages contributes to social cohesion and economic development

Citizens who learn an African language can contribute to the creation of social cohesion and a sense of inclusive citizenship among South Africans. This was one of the viewpoints of Prof Marianna Visser of the Department of African Languages at Stellenbosch University (SU) in her inaugural address in the Jannasch Hall of SU’s Conservatoire on […]

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Winemakers believe own experience is most important source of knowledge

Own experience is the most important way of gaining knowledge, say winemakers. It plays a bigger role than the results received from wine laboratories and is rated even more important than formal training. This is the conclusion of Nelius Boshoff, researcher at the Centre of Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (SREST) at Stellenbosch University. […]

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Media statement – red meat study

Stellenbosch University (SU) received two requests under the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to make detailed information available about the sources of the test subjects in an independent scientific study done by Stellenbosch University researchers. The aim of the study was to provide a snapshot of the level of compliance nationally with legislation […]

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STIAS Lecture: Prof Abdallah Daar (9 April)

You are hereby cordially invited to attend the third public STIAS lecture of 2013. This presents an opportunity to academics, researchers and students at SU and in the Western Cape, as well as members of the public, to learn more about the work of STIAS fellows. On this occasion Prof Abdallah Daar, Professor of Public Health […]

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How DNA analysis can reveal what’s in your meat

Identifying the species contained in a piece of droëwors or burger patty is not as simple as pulling it apart and examining it under a microscope. Stellenbosch University used established DNA sequencing technologies as one of the methods to unravel the extent of mislabelling in the South African meat market. DNA sequencing is the process […]

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Biofuel technologies ready for take-off on commercial scale

The United States is now ready to take second generation biofuel technologies, such as cellulosic ethanol production, to the market on the same scale and level as the Brazilian model, Dr James McMillian from the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), announced Tuesday during the second day of the 20th International Symposium on Alcohol Fuels […]

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Sustainability: A virtual power station in savings

This is the sixth 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? Article 1: […]

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PhD student’s insights help fledgling pomegranate industry

The arrival of this season’s first consignment of pomegranates from the Porterville region on British supermarket shelves this week serendipitously coincided with Dr Oluwafemi Caleb receiving his doctorate from Stellenbosch University (SU). After all, advice leading from his studies have helped pomegranate producer Mr Fan Olivier decide on the best possible packaging for his export produce. Dr […]

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SU’s Standard Bank Centre receives R5.13 million boost

Stellenbosch University’s Standard Bank Centre for Agribusiness Leadership and Mentorship Development will receive a further boost in the form of increased investment from its key strategic partner Standard Bank, it was announced on Thursday 14 March. Standard Bank will increase its investment in the Centre from R3.45 million over the past three years to R5.13 […]

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Most graduates to date for Africa Centre

The popularity of postgraduate courses at Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Africa Centre for HIV and AIDS Management seems to be on the increase, judging by the 67 MPhil and more than 300 Postgraduate Diplomas in HIV/AIDS Management awarded at SU’s second March graduation ceremony. These students were among the 926 from the Faculties of AgriSciences and Economic […]

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Workshop in scientific writing skills for theses and dissertations

The Writing Lab’s Workshop in Scientific Writing Skills for Theses and Dissertations provide postgraduate students with the opportunity to refine their scientific writing skills in an interactive, practical way and to receive answers about academic writing in general. Various topics about writing theses and dissertations will be discussed, such as the role of the reader, […]

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Graduate School reaps fruits of its labour 19 PhD graduates from across the African continent

Nineteen PhD graduates who registered in 2010 and 2011 for doctoral studies via the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, a HOPE Project initiative in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University (SU), have been awarded doctoral degrees in the 2012 academic year. Of the 19, four graduates completed their degrees […]

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