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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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SU Rector visits community partners in Kayamandi

The lack of an up-to-date database of residents in Kayamandi and the role such a database could play in ensuring that the real victims of a disaster receive speedy assistance were some of the issues discussed at a meeting between senior Stellenbosch University staff and the University’s community partners in Kayamandi recently. Prof Russel Botman, […]

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Opinion editorial: ‘United front required against corruption’ – Prof Russel Botman

There are “encouraging signs” of the growth of a “strong civic movement against corruption,” writes  Stellenbosch University Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Prof Russel Botman in an opinion piece published by Politicsweb on 27 March 2013. “A number of anti-corruption initiatives are gaining traction, both in civil society and within government and the ruling party. It is now crucial to keep […]

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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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System of traditional leaders under pressure at Land Divided Conference

The system of traditional leaders was put sharply in the spotlight at the first plenary session of a high-profile conference themed Land Divided: Land and South African Society in 2013, in Comparative Perspective, that commenced in Cape Town yesterday (24 March 2013). The conference, collaboratively hosted by three Western Cape Universities – University of the […]

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Student leaders from SU to represent South Africa at G20 Youth Summit in Russia

An Economics lecturer and two third-year students from Stellenbosch University (SU) are among the young leaders who have been selected to represent South Africa at the G20 Youth Summit next month in Russia. Kholekile Malindi, Emma Johannes and Sandy Majola will be joining 150 to 200 of the best students and young experts in the […]

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Stellenbosch University receives dividend from medical laboratory

Stellenbosch University (SU) received a dividend payment of R525 000 from Unistel Medical Laboratories Pty Ltd (Unistel) at a special event held at the offices of the SU’s technology transfer company, InnovUS, on Tuesday (12 March 2013). This brings the total dividend payment from Unistel to more than R1 million for the past two years. Dividends have […]

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Together we can stop corruption, says SU Rector

“We must all stand together to break the spiral of corruption,” said Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-chancellor of Stellenbosch University (SU) on Monday (4 March). He was one of the speakers at an anti-corruption event held at Dagbreek Residence. The event was hosted jointly by Dagbreek Residence, Unshamedly Ethical and Exposed. Unshamedly Ethical is […]

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Opinion editorial: ‘Universities have a key role in creating sustainable towns and cities’

“While there has long been a town-and-gown tradition in many university towns the world over, this relationship is not always one in which professors leave the ‘Ivory Tower’ of academia and literally get their hands dirty at the local dumpsite,” Professor Russel Botman wrote in an opinion editorial in the Cape Times on 6 February 2013. […]

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Eoan book ‘tells important history’

“This book (Eoan – Our Story), which captures the memories of the past, shows the way to the future. It shows how important it is today to tell the stories of yesteryear, otherwise the generation of tomorrow who follow in our footsteps, will not find their way. Without the stories of the past, we will […]

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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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Selfish leaders are harming reconciliation – Prof Russel Botman

Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-chancellor of Stellenbosch University, spoke at the Msunduzi Museum in Pietermaritzburg on Reconciliation Day (Sunday, 16 December). A version of this article, based on his Reconciliation Day speech, appeared in the Sunday Independent on Sunday. The Witness also reported on his speech. Selfish leaders are harming reconciliation H Russel Botman […]

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Former Chief Justice Chaskalson was ‘formative’ to SA’s new order

It is with “great sadness” that Stellenbosch University (SU) received the news that former Chief Justice Dr Arthur Chaskalson had passed away on 1 December 2012, Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, said over the weekend. Chaskalson, who was the first President of South Africa’s Constitutional Court, received an honorary doctorate from the University in […]

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Rector pays tribute to Prof Jakes Gerwel

Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-chancellor of Stellenbosch University, paid tribute to Prof Jakes Gerwel (66) who died in the Kuils River Hospital on Wednesday, 28 November. This article appeared in the Sunday Argus on 2 December: Gerwel: African thought leader Mark Albion refers his readers to an old story of three Africans who tried to answer […]

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