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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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Memorial service for Dr Ansie Loots

A memorial service for Dr Ansie Loots, who worked as Coordinator: Undergraduate Studies in die Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, will be held in the NG Moederkerk in Stellenbosch on Thursday 18 April at 11:00. She passed away on Sunday 14 April 2013. Complete translation in English to follow. Prof Johann de Villiers, Dekaan: […]

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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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Programme: SU benefits

Human Resources is running a programme for all permanent SU staff members: “SU BENEFITS” – on 22,23 & 24 April 2013 and 15 spaces are available. Choose a date and time that suits you. For more information on this programme as well as how to enroll, please see attached document.

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Human Resources’ Quick Guide available soon

The new HUMAN RESOURCES QUICK GUIDE will be available at the end of April 2013. Be sure to open your salary slip at the end of April 2013 to get access to this useful document. The QUICK GUIDE will soon be available on the Human Resources home page as well.

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Mentoring programme for staff

Mentoring is an important instrument to promote learning and to create a culture where all members of staff feel supported in their pursuit of a satisfying and successful career. The Human Resources division has developed a customised framework and training programme to optimally support mentors and mentees in this relationship. See brochure. Who is the […]

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STIAS Lecture: Prof Ian Hacking (30 April)

You are hereby invited to attend the fourth 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 Ian Hacking, Professeur honoraire, Chaire de philosophie […]

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Updated Afrikaans style guide a handy resource

The Language Service, a unit of the SU Language Centre, launched its updated Afrikaans style guide at the end of last year. The Stylgids as it is called contains guidelines on Afrikaans usage and is aimed particularly at editors and translators doing work for the Language Centre or the University. It could be handy to anyone […]

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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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Acting rector while Prof Botman is in the USA

The Rector, Prof Russel Botman, is currently in the USA to receive the Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life and to meet with alumni in New York. He will be back in the office on 23 April. Prof Julian Smith is serving as acting Rector.

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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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Team Based Learning (TBL): What might this mode of delivery offer?

The Science Teaching and Learning Discussion Forum, led by Prof Ingrid Rewitzky, would like to invite you to the following seminar by Prof Judy Paterson from the Department of Mathematics at University of Auckland in New Zealand on Monday 22 April 2013. Venue: Den Bosch Time: 13:00 – 14:00 Date: 22 April 2013 Prof Paterson […]

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Pilates Course: Exercise is a process

A Pilates course will be presented by the Department of Sport Science on the following dates: 27 April: 08:30-17:00 28 April: 09:00-13:00 30 April: 17:00-19:00 7 May: 17:00-19:00 11 May: 08:30-17:00 12 May: 08:30-13:00 25 July: 19:00-20:30 (Exam) The course will empower you to understand the basic Pilates principles that Joseph Pilates developed nearly a […]

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Kettlebell workshop (20 April)

Kettlebell training has become any Strength and Conditioning Programme and continues to have a major influence in the ongoing development of a programme. A Kettlebell workshop will be presented by the Department of Sport Science on Saturday 20 April 2013, from 09:00-12:00. You are welcome to join the world renowned Strong First Senior instructor Shaun Cairn […]

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