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Most doctorates to date to be awarded at SU Graduation ceremonies

From 11-14 March, Stellenbosch University (SU) will confer the most doctorates during a single graduation week to date. At the four March Graduation ceremonies – from Monday 11 March to Thursday 14 March 2013 – 130 doctorates are to be conferred. Combined with the doctorates awarded in December 2012 (degrees awarded in March form part […]

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Thousands of Maties want to make a difference

On Friday, February 1, thousands of first-year Stellenbosch University (SU) students get a chance to experience one of the core functions of the University namely community interaction. The students, in their respective residences and clusters, will participate in some 20 community engagement projects in and around Stellenbosch. The activities will include reading programmes, sport activities […]

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Launch of Mentorship Project within the Registrar’s division

The staff of the Registrar’s Division successfully launched a mentorship project at Lückhoff High School in Idas Valley on Tuesday, 25 September. This voluntary initiative, which is headed by Ghafsa Gamiet, Assistant Registrar: Scientiae was positively received by the Lückhoff High School community. The idea of a mentorship project originated when the staff members of […]

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SU professor awarded prestigious German fellowship

“For me this is the icing on the cake.” This is how Prof Jannie Hofmeyr of the Department of Biochemistry at Stellenbosch University (SU) describes the prestigious fellowship at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, or Wiko) awarded to him recently. He will be a fellow at the Institute from 15 September […]

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Latest Matieland – Riaan Cruywagen writes for us

The latest edition of Matieland, Stellenbosch University’s alumni magazine, is now available online. A translated version – in English – is available here (Inetkey must be open). Is Africa awakening? This is the question that is asked in the front page article written by freelance journalist Jaco Leuvennink. Other articles are about, among others, the […]

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High-tech testing of disabled golfers part of joint SU, Irish research project

Can the handicapping system used for golfers be applied directly to golfers with physical disabilities? This is what researchers from Stellenbosch University and the University of Limerick in Ireland have set out to test in a joint research project that explores the areas of sport vision and biomechanics in golf. During the course of ten […]

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Group of students do their bit for SU’s HOPE Project

“We ran almost 1900km, visited 40 towns, gave 39 performances, of which five were at prisons. We also planted about 20 indigenous trees. For all involved it was really a life-enhancing experience.” This is how Hentie Smith, leader of a group of students who recently participated in a jogging tour of South Africa, described their experiences. […]

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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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MEDIAFRIKA meets requirements of digital era

After working and lecturing in the new MEDIAFRIKA building for 15 months, Prof Lizette Rabe, former Chair of the Department of Journalism, says that the building meets the demands that the digital era makes on a journalism school. Ever since her appointment as Chair of the Department in 2001, she submitted a plan every year […]

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SU to unveil new energy-saving Facilities Management Building

A symbol of the 21st century workplace, sustainability and energy conservation: this describes Stellenbosch University’s (SU) new Facilities Management Building with its emphasis on minimalism and unobstructed views. The new three-storey building in Hammandshand Road in Stellenbosch will be unveiled on Wednesday, 16 May. The building brings together the subdivisions of the University’s Facilities Management […]

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Maties and Distell join forces for vegetable garden project

The involvement of Stellenbosch University (SU) in the farming community of Middelvlei Wine Estate reached new heights with the launch of a vegetable garden project for the community on the farm. This community interaction project forms part of the University’s HOPE Week which takes place this week. The aim of HOPE Week is to celebrate […]

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SU to celebrate Sustainability Day; cycle relay a highlight

GoGreen – for a green generation! This is the theme for Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Sustainability Day that is celebrated on Thursday (15 March 2012). The highlight of the day is a cycle relay with the new MATIE BIKES that takes place at 17:30 on the “Rooiplein”. Some 20 teams, consisting of staff and students, take […]

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Maties descend upon Argus

The 35th edition of the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour – to be held this coming Sunday, 11 March – will have a distinctive maroon tinge as a number of Maties from various walks of life will be tackling the 109km long course. This includes a group of seven riders who will each […]

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Experts lay foundation for SIGLA’s future

Experts in security, politics, human rights and military science lay the foundation for the future operations of Stellenbosch University’s Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA@Stellenbosch) at its first public event, the Colloquium on Peace, Security and Governance, held today (30 November). SIGLA aspires to be a Pan-African leadership institute that contributes toward […]

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Parents, schools, universities have role in developing entrepreneurship

Childhood is marked by an innovative spirit that is lost over time because we do not nurture our inherent free thinking. This is according to Goosain Solomon, a lecturer in the Department of Business Management in Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. He was a speaker at last week’s Symposium on Entrepreneurship for […]

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