Tag Archives: HOPE Project

SU takes top position on the continent in latest Webometrics ranking

Stellenbosch University (SU) occupies the top position among African universities in the latest Webometric Ranking of World Universities announced recently. The Ranking is based on an evaluation of universities’ web presence. Founded in 2004, the Webometric Ranking of World Universities is published bi-annually by the Cybermetrics lab, a research group of the Spanish National Research […]

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SA exports down due to uncompetitiveness, keynote speaker tells manufacturing conference

The dwindling competitiveness of the South African manufacturing sector is to blame for the dramatic decline in the country’s exports to the EU, not Europe’s current economic woes, a senior foreign diplomat said in Stellenbosch Wednesday morning, 30 January 2013. Mr Andreas Künne, head of the German Embassy’s department for economic and global issues, was […]

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Get your copy of HOPE TIMES II to use as marketing material

There is stock left of HOPE TIMES II, which was published in April this year. The paper: Contains accessible stories about the HOPE Project and its various initiates; Is available in English and Afrikaans (in flip-over format); and Received an Excellence Award from the organisation Marketing, Advancement and Communication in Education (MACE) in October. HOPE TIMES […]

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‘Dissatisfaction’ with low wages ‘warranted’ – Stellenbosch Deputy Mayor

Farmworkers’ “dissatisfaction” with their low daily pay is “warranted”, Stellenbosch Deputy Executive Mayor Martin Smuts said Friday morning [30 November 2012] at a book launch outside the Winelands town. “Privileged kids often have breakfast in the morning with a value of around R150, so asking for a living wage of R150 is reasonable,” he said. […]

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SU to host first Complexity Forum in SA

Bio-complexity, metabolic patterns in society, critical complexity, and the resilience of socio-ecological systems to withstand large-scale and long-lasting changes. These are some of the topics to be discussed at the first Complexity Forum to be held on South African soil. Experts on complex systems in society will gather at Stellenbosch University (SU) from Monday 22 […]

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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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SU Spring Ball held in Joburg in aid of the HOPE Project

A successful spring ball in aid of Stellenbosch University (SU) and its HOPE Project took place in Johannesburg on Saturday evening (1 September 2012). The gala event at the Wanderers Club in Illovo was attended by 220 guests. Twelve companies and five individuals sponsored 23 tables, and 19 wine estates and a jeweller donated items […]

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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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Stellenbosch Executive Mayor visits SUSPI Outreach Programme

In a week where everybody in South Africa celebrated the achievements of its greatest leader, Nelson Mandela, the SUSPI Outreach Programme had the honour to be visited by the Executive Mayor of Stellenbosch, Mr Conrad Sidego. Mayor Sidego was visibly overwhelmed by the programme, which the team from Stellenbosch University’s Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI) had […]

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SKA will help reverse African brain drain, Rector says in Australia

“The fact that the bulk of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be built in Africa, will help us reverse the brain drain from the continent,” Stellenbosch University Rector and Vice-Chancellor Prof Russel Botman told delegates to an international academic conference in Australia this morning (Tuesday, 12 June 2012). “South Africa won’t be the only […]

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Do not blame the courts for lack of transformation, says Adv Wim Trengrove

The charge by the government that the courts obstruct transformation has been rejected by Adv Wim Trengove, SC, a leading constitutional law lawyer. Delivering the keynote address at the launch of a new book, Law and Poverty: Perspectives from South Africa and Beyond (Juta & Co), in Stellenbosch on Thursday evening (31 May 2012), Trengove […]

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Western Cape must be the green economic hub of SA says Premier at solar energy conference

“It is the stated goal of the Western Cape Government to make this province the green economic hub of South Africa and we intend that, by 2014, at least 10% of electricity used in the province will be generated from renewable energy sources. Solar energy will naturally be central to achievement of both these aims.” […]

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New amaMaties Hub to give day students the ‘taste of success’

“This is what we want to achieve with this facility – to present our day students – those commuting to the University every day – the benefits of life in residence; to give them a taste of success.” This is how Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University, referred to the new amaMaties […]

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