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Applications for Students as agents of social change short course now open

Students as agents of social change, a short course of the FVZS Institute, explores the role which students have played through the ages in bringing about positive change and reformation to society. Themes from the historic context of race and politics, to current dilemmas such as socioeconomic standings and sustainability, are covered. The role that […]

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Apply for the short course in Leadership through Community Interaction

The Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Student Leadership Development invites students who are interested in community interaction and developing leadership skills to apply for the short course in Leadership through Community Interaction. The course is composed of six workshops that will run from March to August. The course focuses on the principles of community interaction, […]

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Entrepreneurs invited to attend SEDA Entrepreneurship fair

The Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) in partnership with Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch Municipality will host the 2nd annual SEDA Entrepreneurship Fair from 27-29 November 2012 at the Woodmill Market, Stellenbosch. The fair forms part of the annual Global Entrepreneurship month and as such it links with a global effort. During the fair various organisations, […]

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Applications for the short course in Global Citizenship are now open

Students at Stellenbosch University are invited to apply for the short course in Global Citizenship to take place in 2013. Organised by the Postgraduate and International Office (PGIO) in collaboration with the Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Student Leadership Development, the Global Citizenship short course will deal with far-reaching topics such as world economics […]

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Call to action at New Hope Summit 2012

Active citizenship is crucial for the youth of today in light of fundamental changes sweeping the globe, former University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice-Chancellor Dr Mamphela Ramphele told delegates to the New Hope Summit recently. The annual event, now in its third year, was hosted by UCT during the first weekend of August. For the […]

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‘We’ve become a nation of job takers, not job makers’ — Prof Mohammad Karaan

When asking students what they plan to do after graduating, most tend to say that they plan to “find a job”. This is a primary problem facing South Africa today. “We have become a nation of job takers, not job makers.” This is according to Prof Mohammad Karaan, Dean of the Faculty of AgriSciences at […]

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ANC bound to lose power, Moeletsi Mbeki predicts

The ANC is bound to lose power before too long to a new party that is likely to emerge from an alliance between organised labour and big business, author and entrepreneur Mr Moeletsi Mbeki predicted on Friday, 11 May 2012. He was addressing Stellenbosch University (SU) students and staff on issues raised in his new […]

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Van Zyl Slabbert’s legacy honoured at honorary lecture

The “voice of reason” and someone who lived according to the principle of “equality before the law.” This was how Mr Harald Pakendorf, political journalist and commentator describe the late Dr Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert. Mr Pakendorf was the speaker at the first honorary lecture of the Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Student Leadership […]

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Emerging Maties Course: Applications open

The Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Student Leadership Development hereby invites dynamic students to apply for its Emerging Maties Course. The focus of the course is on fostering a next generation of leaders and the course is composed of seven workshops that will run throughout the year. All students are invited to apply. First year […]

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Advanced course in mentoring: Coaching – Applications open

The Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Student Leadership Development hereby invites all students to apply for its accredited Advanced Course in Mentoring: Coaching programme. Topics that will be covered include Defining Mentorship, Goal Setting, Emotional Intelligence and Mentoring Leadership and Coaching Models. The course consists of seven sessions starting from 25 February 2012. To […]

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Student assistant needed

Are you a young and dynamic individual? Do you enjoy IT and graphic design? Are you interested in student leadership? Then this one is for you. The Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Student Leadership Development invites you to apply for a student assistant position. As student assistant you will take responsibility for media and […]

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Liaison opportunity with Hunan University in China

The Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Student Leadership Development, in cooperation with the Postgraduate and International Office, hereby invite students for a liaison opportunity between Stellenbosch and Hunan University. Hunan University is one of the oldest Universities in China. The programme entails a visit to Hunan University from 19-24 September 2011 and focus on […]

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Symposium an opportunity to reflect on the life and legacy of Madiba

There are a number of activities celebrating and affirming Mandela Day at Stellenbosch University (SU) and a symposium hosted by the Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Institute for Student Leadership Development, Matie Community Service (MCS) and the Student Representative Council (SRC), is one such an event to be held on Friday 22 July. “The symposium […]

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New generation of leaders must confront new injustices – Alex Boraine

Stellenbosch University’s (SU) new Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Institute for Student Leadership Development is an “extremely important initiative”, because South Africa desperately needs a new generation of brave leaders, former politician dr Alex Boraine said on Tuesday, 29 March 2011, at the launch symposium of the initiative. He congratulated SU for its decision to […]

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Institute to help youth to take FVZS’s work forward – SRC Chairperson

Leaders such as Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert achieved a lot, but there are still many burning issues in our society that need to be addressed and the youth has a very important role to play in this. This is the view of Jan Greyling, Chairperson of the Student Representative Council at Stellenbosch University (SU). He […]

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