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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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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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InnovUS event to showcase ideas to build a better world

Innovation Mavericks is an initiative proudly brought to you by InnovUS, the innovation company of Stellenbosch University In celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Week (15–22 April), InnovUS will be focusing on the impact that good ideas can have on the day-to-day lives of everyday people. To this end, a Mavericks event will be held at the […]

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Student success at SU celebrated at FYA’s prestige evening

The special and important relationship between students and lecturers was celebrated on Tuesday at the Rector’s Dinner for Top-Performing Students, hosted by the First-year Academy (FYA) of Stellenbosch University (SU), during which the 30 top performing first-years of 2012 were honoured. Special recognition was also given to the lecturers who these students felt had made the greatest contribution to […]

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Public lecture: The legacy of pope Benedict XVI (17 April)

The Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, will present a public lecture with the title: The legacy of pope Benedict XVI – On the tensions between ‘affirmative orthodoxy’ and ‘signs of the times’. Speaker: Prof Jan Jans, Tilburg University Date: Wednesday 17 April 2013 Time: 18:00 Venue: Attie van […]

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‘Put the global spotlight on your creativity’

As an official bid partner, Stellenbosch will in 2014 be part of the Cape Town World Design Capital (WDC) celebrations, and staff and students of the University have been invited to submit proposals for inclusion in the year-long programme. Successful projects will receive official WDC 2014 recognition, endorsement and promotion. “This is your opportunity to […]

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Churches must help to create real hope, Rector says at conference

Churches must help to offer real hope to South Africans by constantly making politicians aware of the most pressing issues facing the country. This was one of the viewpoints given by Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University (SU), on Wednesday (13 March). He delivered the keynote address at the annual congress of […]

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SU’s March graduation ceremonies kick off

A total of 823 Maties obtained their degrees at Stellenbosch University’s first March graduation ceremony on Monday (11 March) (video). Students in the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Law, Theology, and Military received their degrees. Prof Julian Smith, Vice-Rector: Community Interaction and Personnel, said in his welcoming address that SU strives to be the […]

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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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International conference kicks off at Faculty of Theology

Theology scholars from Germany, Nigeria and South Africa among others gathered on Tuesday, 26 February 2013, for the start of a three day conference themed: The role and function of indigenous knowledge for ethics and religion in the context of a globalised world, hosted by Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Faculty of Theology. The conference is taking […]

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Book launch: Mourner, Mother, Midwife (26 February)

Prof Juliana Claassens book Mourner, Mother, Midwife – Reimagining God’s Delivering Presence in the Old Testament will be launched on Tuesday 26 February 2013. Time: 17:30 Venue: Chapel, Faculty of Theology, 171 Dorp Street Speaker: Prof Denise Ackermann All welcome! RSVP by 22 February 2013 with Veronica, vs1@sun.ac.za

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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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Faculty of Theology presents Theological Day

The Theological Day, which heralds the start of the academic year of the Faculty of Theology, takes place on Monday 4 February from 09:00 – 13:00 in the Attie van Wijk Auditorium at the Faculty (171 Dorp Street).   In the light of the 450-year anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism, this year’s programme will focus on […]

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Memorial service planned for Prof Pieter Verhoef, former dean of Faculty of Theology

The memorial service of a former dean of Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Theology, Prof Pieter Verhoef, will be held at 10:00 in the Dutch Reformed Church Stellenbosch West on Saturday 26 January Prof Verhoef passed away  at the age of 98 on 18 January after a long illness.  Prof Verhoef was born near Hartbeesfontein and attained a Master’s degree […]

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E-registration opens for SU students

Not in the mood to stand in long queues in the sun to register at Stellenbosch University? Then you have the option to make use of the self-registration option on www.mymaties.com. First-years, undergraduate students in their second year and higher and postgraduate students who were registered as a student at SU last year are encouraged […]

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