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The role of dictionaries cannot be overemphasised – Prof Fourie-Malherbe

“At a multilingual academic institution like Stellenbosch University, the role of dictionaries cannot be overemphasised, regardless of your study or academic specialist field. The University also provides a proud contribution to the science of lexicography,” Prof Magda Fourie-Malherbe, Vice-Rector: Teaching, said in the run-up to International Dictionary Day on October 16, 2011. Stellenbosch University (SU) […]

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First Year Academy’s ‘Prestige’ students continues on road of academic excellence – well into postgraduate studies

Of the thirty students who were rewarded for their hard work at the first Prestige evening (in 2008) of Stellenbosch University’s First Year Academy (FYA), no less than 17 received their degrees cum laude in 2009, a further nine students got their degrees, also cum laude, in 2010 and of the big group about 17 […]

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Imfundo Trust: 15 students get bursaries

Stellenbosch University (SU) hosted the official launch of the Imfundo Trust, a scholarship initiative of the Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIGSA) that aims to address the shortage of black investment professionals and grow the pool of suitably qualified individuals in the asset management industry on Monday. Among the guests at the event were various role […]

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Prof Magda Fourie re-appointed on Council for Higher Education

Prof Magda Fourie, Vice-Rector: Teaching at Stellenbosch University, has recently been appointed by the Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande, to the Council for Higher Education. This is her second term on this council since being appointed by Minister Naledi Pandor in 2007. The Council for Higher Education is an independent statutory body responsible for among […]

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Prof Magda Fourie appointed on Third Umalusi Council

Prof Magda Fourie appointed on Third Umalusi Council

Prof Magda Fourie, Vice-Rector: Teaching at Stellenbosch University, has been appointed as member of the Third Umalusi Council. Umalusi is the Quality Council for general and further education and training in South Africa. It is responsible for the certification of, among others, the National Senior Certificate (NSC). Prof Fourie has been the Vice-Rector: Teaching at […]

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SU donates R1 million to WAT

SU donates R1 million to WAT

Stellenbosch University (SU) has made R1 million available to the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (Dictionary of the Afrikaans Language) (WAT). Prof Magda Fourie, Vice-Rector: Teaching, handed over the donation at a function on Friday, 7 May. SU has been hosting the WAT since 1930. At the function, Prof Fourie said that the donation was […]

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Top SU first year students and their lecturers honoured at annual Prestige evening

Top SU first year students and their lecturers honoured at annual Prestige evening

The students who were honoured at the annual First Year Academy Prestige evening for their exceptional academic achievements have a responsibility to use their talents and knowledge to further the academic image of the university and also to contribute to the development of South Africa. This was the message of Prof Russel Botman, Rector and […]

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Convocation meeting held in conjunction with 'BoschFest

The Annual General Meeting of the Convocation of Stellenbosch University, usually held at the beginning of November, will be held in the DF Malan Memorial Centre on 10 December. The AGM has been moved to coincide with the first ever ‘BoschFest to be held in Stellenbosch on 9 and 10 December. On conclusion of the […]

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Vice-Rector shares SU's approach to current language challenges

Is Stellenbosch University (SU) indifferent to language of instruction? Or is there sound thinking behind the language practices of the University? Prof Magda Fourie, Vice-Rector (Teaching) sheds light on Stellenbosch University’s approach to current language challenges. In the SU Strategic Framework of 2000, which arose as a result of a process of self-analysis, the University […]

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Matie first-years have greater chance of success

Matie first-years have greater chance of success

The percentage first-year students at Stellenbosch University that continue with their second year of study currently stands at 87%, in contrast to the national average rate for institutions of higher education of about 50% – thanks to the excellent academic guidance and many support services on campus. Prof Magda Fourie, Vice-Rector: Teaching, last night informed […]

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Public Service and Administration Minister to address conference

The National Minister of Public Service and Administration, Mr Richard Baloyi, is to deliver the key address at the Annual Conference of the Association of Southern African Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Management (ASSADPAM) that takes place from 10-11 September 2009 in Stellenbosch.Stellenbosch University’s School of Public Management and Planning (SOPMP) plays host […]

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Senate supports SU management’s language leadership

In a member’s motion accepted during a meeting on Friday, 21 August, the Senate of Stellenbosch University (SU) expressed its full confidence in the Rector’s management team, and specifically in Prof Russel Botman as Rector and Vice-Chancellor, and Prof Magda Fourie, Vice-Rector (Teaching), for the manner in which leadership is provided on language issues at […]

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Conference celebrates scholarship of teaching and learning at Stellenbosch University

 “It’s an excellent conference. The presentations are of a high standard and even better than those of the previous conference last year”.  This is how one of the delegates, who attended the third annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference that took place from 19-20 May at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West, described […]

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